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Frank Iler has served four terms as the North Carolina Representative for District 17.  Now this Brunswick County Republican heads into a general election for the fifth time.

North Carolina Representative Frank Iler was appointed to his House seat in 2009.  He won reelection four more times and is seeking his fifth term. 

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 New Hanover County, following the trend of many other states and municipalities, filed a lawsuit last month against opioid manufacturers and distributors.  In the suit, the county alleges not just negligence by these huge drug companies; the county accuses  them of unfair and deceptive trade practices, civil conspiracy, fraud and racketeering.  Also in December, Brunswick County Commissioners passed a resolution indicating they might file their own suit in which they would seek damages from these companies for the public costs of the opioid epidemic.