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Archive for May, 2012

NC gov’s race heats up with litigation over TV ad

Friday, May 25th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Pat McCrory’s gubernatorial campaign and political committees behind a television commercial that McCrory wants off the air have filed competing legal actions in a North Carolina court.

The Democratic Governors Association and the group North Carolina Citizens for Progress have filed a complaint in Wake County court. The complaint filed Thursday asks a judge to rule that the ad’s content is true and the groups have complied with the law.

The commercial that began running last week focuses on McCrory’s involvement with a Charlotte-based business Tree.com. McCrory’s campaign calls the ad false and says TV stations should stop running it.

A lawyer for McCrory’s campaign late Thursday filed paperwork to start civil action against the Democratic governor’s group and North Carolina Citizens for Progress. It has until mid-June to sue.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New J.J. Abrams series will film locally

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The show will be produced in the region beginning this summer.

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Wilmington Ballpark Opposition Interview

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Josh Fulton joined Ashley Jacobs on Good Morning Carolina to talk baseball.

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Ballpark opponent states his case after proponent backs out of on-air debate

Friday, May 25th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — When it comes to bringing a ballpark to Wilmington, everyone has an opinion, but there are two particular groups that are not shy about voicing theirs.

WWAY had two guests confirmed to join Ashley Jacobs on “Good Morning Carolina” today for a live debate on the issue, but a representative from a pro-ballpark group backed out.

Chuck Kuebler from Port City Baseball agreed to talk about why he thinks a publicly-funded stadium is a good idea for Wilmington. However, he later contacted WWAY to say he would not be willing to come on our show. Kuebler said the group could not talk, but would not explain why.

Instead of the debate that was planned, Josh Fulton, a Wilmingtonian against a publicly-funded stadium, had the floor to himself.

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Memorial Day sparks surge in beach tourism

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Memorial Day weekend is turning out to be one of the busiest in recent years

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