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‘No chaos,’ Trump insists as he swears in new chief of staff

Hoping to turn the page on a tumultuous opening chapter to his presidency, President Donald Trump insisted on Monday there is "no chaos" in his White House as he swore in retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as his new chief of staff.

House GOP passes $788B bill for Pentagon, border wall

The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that combines a $1.6 billion down payment for President Donald Trump's controversial border wall with Mexico with a whopping budget increase for the Pentagon.

Facing defections, Senate GOP leaders delay health care vote

In a bruising setback, Senate Republican leaders shelved a vote on their prized health care bill Tuesday until at least next month, forced to retreat by a GOP rebellion that left them lacking enough votes to even begin debate.

Senate adds Medicaid reforms to bill on mental health

Legislation aimed at curbing salaries for top executives at North Carolina's regional mental health providers could be in jeopardy after Senate Republicans said they also want to revisit the 2015 Medicaid overhaul.

Donald Trump picks Rex Tillerson to lead State Department

President-elect Donald Trump has announced his choice of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state, hailing him as "among the most accomplished business leaders and international deal makers in the world."

Tough getting Springsteen tickets? Congress eyes crackdown

Having a hard time getting tickets to the latest Bruce Springsteen concert or college football game? Congress is moving forward with legislation that could make it easier to score seats.

NC lawmakers review ‘revenge porn’ law penalties

The Senate took up the bill with wide support earlier this week, but tabled a vote after one senator said the law's felony punishments went too far to punish teenagers "who do stupid stuff."

Hagan raising money with VP as GOP criticism rises

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is wrapping up a difficult week both defending and criticizing the health care overhaul with a return to North Carolina to raise money for her re-election campaign with help from Vice President Joe Biden.

Radio host Flynn to run for US Senate in NC

Add another Republican candidate to the list of those who want to challenge Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan a year from now.

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Wilmington Police investigating hit and run

The Wilmington Police traffic unit is investigating a hit and run.

Former UNCW Pitcher gets major league call

The Los Angeles Angels have a new reliever - and his name is Austin Warren.

Navassa discusses future of Police Department

Following an incident with a man who represented himself as a Navassa law enforcement officer, the town held an unofficial meeting Wednesday evening with the district attorney and the Brunswick County sheriff.

Infrastructure deal: Senate suddenly acts to take up bill

It’s unclear if enough senators will eventually support final passage.