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ONLY ON 3: McCrory looks back on 2014

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videoIt's been almost two years since Gov. Pat McCrory took office, and today we sat down with him exclusively and asked him is North Carolina better than it was two years ago? Full story...
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Cooper responds over NC absence in Obama lawsuit

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is responding to complaints about why North Carolina isn't among the states challenging President Barack Obama over his executive order on immigration. Gov. Pat McCrory joined the lawsuit filed this week and spearheaded by the Texas attorney general accusing Obama of overstepping his constitutional authority. McCrory is a plaintiff, but Cooper is not involved. Full story...
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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution. McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama's order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported. Full story...
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Veterans get feisty with the VA in Wilmington

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videoThere was a feisty meeting at the VA clinic Monday night in Wilmington. The VA is holding these meetings to get feedback from veterans about what they are doing right and what they could improve on. Full story...
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Chester City councilman killed in shooting

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The Chester County Sheriff says a city councilman has died after a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Alex Underwood told local media outlets that Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was shot Tuesday night. Underwood says no arrests have been made. He says detectives are working to locate some suspects, whom he would not identify Wednesday. Full story...
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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections

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Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. wages less than state, national averages

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission approved the second phase of its comprehensive plan tonight. The second part was about existing conditions in New Hanover County and looking toward our future. The plans second phase is one with an eye on population, the economy, and other things like parks and recreation. Full story...
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Fire department merger on the horizon?

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videoShould Wilmington and New Hanover County merge their fire departments? That was the question a new report hoped to answer. It is a report weighing the pros and cons of a possible merger between the two departments. Full story...
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Advocate: Fill empty jobs in wake of inmate death

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Disability Rights North Carolina Executive Director Vicki Smith said Friday that the prison must fill vacancies among mental health, medical and correctional workers to address deficiencies that contribute to poor treatment. Federal authorities have opened a criminal investigation of the March 12 death of inmate Michael Anthony Kerr, a 54-year-old with schizophrenia who died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement for 35 days. Full story...
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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

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Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration. Full story...
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