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Barfield, White, Rouzer weigh in on Congressional race

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video Jonathan Barfield, Woody White and David Rouzer are three politicians with three different sets of ideas, but they all say they are happy Mike McIntyre has decided to retire at the end of his term. Full story...
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McIntyre retiring from Congress at end of term

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre is retiring after nearly two decades in the US House of Representatives. He said he made the decision after talking with his family during the holidays. Full story...
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Final tobacco quota payment will not be reduced

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It appears former or current US tobacco growers will get their full, final annual payment from the quota buyout approved by Congress almost a decade ago. Full story...
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US Rep. Jones undergoes kidney stone surgery

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US Rep. Walter Jones has had successful kidney stone surgery. Jones' office said the 70-year-old Republican has several kidney stones removed Monday at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville. Full story...
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Woody White considering run for Congress

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videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Woody White is considering a run for a much higher office. White is expected to enter the race for the 7th District Congressional seat next year, but White told WWAY last night he will not make a formal announcement until January after GOP sources said the former state senator could make an announcement as soon as today. Full story...
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McIntyre reacts to Congress stalling on the Farm Bill

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videoIf lawmakers cannot agree on the Farm Bill by Jan. 1, products like milk, which costs about $3.50 a gallon now, could double to about $7 a gallon if Congress does not take action. Full story...
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$7 milk a possibility as Congress heads home for Thanksgiving

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videoA trip to the super market could cost a lot more next year unless Congress gets to work soon. Congress left for Thanksgiving break without passing the Farm Bill. If Ccongress does not pass the bill before Jan. 1, it may cause prices of staples like corn, soybeans and wheat to soar. Full story...
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McIntyre crosses aisle, votes for GOP Obamacare reforms

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The Republican-controlled House has passed legislation letting insurance companies sell individual coverage to all comers, even if it falls short of standards set in "Obamacare." Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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US Rep. Coble announces he won't seek re-election

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US Rep. Howard Coble says his 15th term in Congress will be his last. The 82-year-old Republican announced Thursday in Greensboro he won't seek re-election in 2014, opening the seat for the first time in three decades. Full story...
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