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Loss of 'Project Soccer' leads to finger pointing

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video It's official. Southeastern North Carolina has lost more than 1,000 jobs to the Palmetto State. Continental Tires announced it will build a $500 million facility with 1,600 jobs in Sumter County, South Carolina. Now the state legislature and the governor's office here in North Carolina are playing the blame game. Full story...
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Perdue to get look at NC's Facebook data center

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Gov. Bev Perdue is heading to western North Carolina to celebrate the website Facebook expanding its data center in Forest City. Full story...
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AP: Brunswick Co. tire plant deal may enrich NC political donors

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video A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land in Brunswick County at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Perdue sees lowest approval ratings in nearly two years

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Despite satisfactory ratings for her handling of the Hurricane Irene disaster, Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating is at its lowest percentage among North Carolina voters in nearly two years. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue suggests ignoring constitution and letting Congress skip elections; Updated with audio

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. Full story...
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Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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Perdue takes aim at childhood hunger in NC

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is taking aim at childhood hunger in North Carolina by promoting a public-private partnership geared toward increasing participation in meals programs. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Governor announces plan to speed up urban loop projects, including Wilmington

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It looks like work on the Wilmington Bypass will move ahead more quickly than expected under a new plan Gov. Bev Perdue unveiled today. Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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NC Gov requests 2 counties added to disaster list

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has asked that federal officials add two more counties to the disaster declaration request for individual assistance to help those recovering from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Obama cabinet secretaries slated to visit NC

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Two officials from the Obama administration are traveling to North Carolina to get a first-hand look at damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Perdue asks for federal disaster declaration

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is asking for a federal disaster declaration for seven coastal counties that suffered severe damage during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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