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Former Arizona US Sen. Jon Kyl to replace John McCain

The governor of Arizona announced Tuesday that he will appoint former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat in the U.S. Senate.

New Hanover County GOP: John McCain leaves ‘big shoes to fill’

Two days after Senator John McCain died at the age of 81, reaction to his death continues, including here in our area.

Government reaches budget deal

Senate leadership has reached a bipartisan budget deal that would raise government funding limits over the next two years for both defense and non-defense spending.

House and Senate pursue spending deals as shutdown looms

Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month's government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can't have his way on immigration.

Abortion is a focus of early action in legislative sessions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation's statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government's legal ability to restrict a woman's right to terminate pregnancy.

Senate GOP plans a vote aimed at ending shutdown

A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan for ending the federal shutdown is on track to occur by early Monday. Democrats say they have the votes to block it.

GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown’s 1st day

Republicans and Democrats showed no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and spending Saturday as Americans awoke to the first day of a government shutdown and Congress staged a weekend session to show voters it was trying to resolve the stalemate.

Mountains yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown.

Senate stays quiet on GenX bill; Clean Cape Fear begs for cooperation

While the House came to a unanimous decision, the Senate remained tight-lipped.

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Kure Beach council passes ordinance opposing wind energy leases within 24 miles of shoreline

The first year of paid parking wrapped up in the Town of Kure Beach and the council is reporting how much was made and taking a stand against wind energy too close to its shoreline.

Preparations begin for the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo

Signs of the 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo are now visible near the Wilmington International Airport, where workers began preparations on Sunday. 

Leland celebrates long-awaited completion of a multi-use path along Old Fayetteville Road

Dozens of people turned out Monday for an event years in the making, celebrating the completion of a path connecting Founders Park to North Brunswick High School. 

Commissioners clash over community violence prevention plans

Monday's New Hanover County Commissioner meeting grew tense when the conversation turned to violence prevention in the Cape Fear.