NC9 hearing day 4: State board unanimously votes to hold new election

The state board voted 5-0 to hold a new election for the 9th Congressional district seat, Bladen County Commission District 3, and Bladen County’s Soil and Water Conservation District supervisor. The board did not set a schedule for when the election would happen.

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Peter Tork is the second members of The Monkees to die. Davy Jones died in 2012.

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N.C. Senate gives unanimous OK to “move-over” changes

Fair Bluff awarded $2.5 million in loan, grant money for hurricane recovery

Crews finish sidewalk work on S. 12th Street

Crews with the City of Wilmington recently completed work on a sidewalk project on S. 12th Street.
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The bee is the world’s largest, with a wingspan of 2.5 inches. These bees are about four times larger than a European honeybee.

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Tabor City man who led law enforcement on chase in 2017 sentenced to prison

Tax refunds may be delayed due to IRS backlog

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Preventing diabetes and childhood obesity with education, free screenings

N. Carolina transgender inmate denied move to women’s prison

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Man mows down family of 8 when dad asks him not to smoke near kids, police say

Police say the man ran over a family of eight after the father asked him not to smoke near his kids.

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Duke star Williamson sprains knee after Nike shoe blows out

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson was knocked out of the North Carolina-Duke rivalry game with a knee sprain after his Nike shoe blew out during the top-ranked Blue Devils' opening possession Wednesday night.

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Local leaders lobby for more hurricane recovery support

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  Harris Teeter requests extension for permit on Carolina Beach property

The grocery store chain has owned property along North Lake Park Boulevard since 2005, and on Feb. 13 requested to extend its conditional use permit (CUP) for another year until April 11, 2020.
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  Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone after Instagram post

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun.

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Tabor City gets $800K grant to transform historic building into business incubator

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