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North Carolina lifts ban on open burning

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The state is lifting its month-long ban on open burning because of last week's storm that dropped several inches of rain across North Carolina. Full story...
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Brunswick County Schools fighting lawsuit

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Brunswick County Schools are fighting back against the lawsuit filed by parents of the student who married her coach. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Taking cases to small claims court

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videoHere at NewsChannel 3 we get a lot of calls from folks who have been ripped off. Many of these viewers could probably resolve their problems in small claims court, but they may not know how. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach bans cabanas

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A popular way to bask in the shade has been banned in ocean isle beach. The town's five commissioners voted unanimously to ban cabanas from the seven-mile strand of beach. Full story...
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Sport catching on locally after 12-year ban

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videoIt is among the fastest growing spectator sports in America. After being banned for the past 12 years mixed martial arts events are now allowed in North Carolina and they are catching on locally. Full story...
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North Carolina court upholds gun ban

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a 2004 law widening a ban against felons owning weapons. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach considers limiting tent, cabana use

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videoWelcome to the beach, now take your cabana home with you. Ocean Isle Beach town leaders are considering a controversial idea. They want to limit the use of tents and cabanas in the beach community. Full story...
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More than 20 counties ready to put tax referenda on fall ballots

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Voters in at least 23 counties will be asked this fall to approve hikes in either sales taxes or real estate transfer taxes to help build new schools and fund other local projects. Full story...
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Elections staff examining legislative contributions

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An elections official says a review of political contributions given to state legislators is being expedited on the request of Mecklenburg County lawmakers. Full story...
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Columbus County murder trial begins

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The trial of a Columbus County man accused of murder began Monday. Full story...
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