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Incentives considered to bring HondaJet to NC

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Guilford County commissioners are considering whether to ask state legislators to contribute $250,000 for incentives to convince company officials to bring a HondaJet business to Piedmont Triad International Airport. Full story...
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'Project Soccer' looks like loss for NC as SC Gov. plans announcement tomorrow

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video"Project Soccer" has been kicked back and forth between the Carolinas for months, but it seems the Palmetto State has scored. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans a major economic development announcement tomorrow in Sumter County. Word among North Carolina lawmakers is that officials from Continental Tire will announce their decision to build a factory south of the border, but what does losing this huge deal mean for our future? Full story...
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Senator: NC layoffs in classroom will decrease

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A key Republican budget-writer is predicting the number of job losses in North Carolina public school classrooms actually will be much less than the 1,800 reported to state educators as school began in August. Full story...
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Report: NC retirement plan is sound, isn't cushy

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The Legislature's watchdog agency says North Carolina's pension plan for teachers and state employees is well funded and is not considered lavish when compared with similar retirement systems in other states. Full story...
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NC Democrats begin tour to talk economy, jobs

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature have started a weeklong statewide tour to focus on what they call the negative effects of the state budget by listening to those affected by the plan pushed through by Republicans. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Lawmakers voted on amendment to "end" marriage in NC

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A gay marriage amendment for North Carolina's Constitution has made headlines this week, but you may not have heard about a failed amendment to that amendment that would have ended marriage licenses in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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State, local leaders kicking around incentives for 'Project Soccer'

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video A new business could be coming to the Cape Fear, and it could bring thousands of jobs with it, but incentives could be the key for "Project Soccer." Full story...
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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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After marriage question, NC Legislature goes home

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The North Carolina General Assembly has left Raleigh following a three-day session in which lawmakers agreed to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Gay marriage ban will be on May ballot in NC

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North Carolina voters will get to vote next May on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state. Full story...
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NC gay marriage amendment OKd by House committee

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A divided North Carolina House committee has sent to the floor a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage if voters statewide agree next spring. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget

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The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget Full story...
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Conservative group lunches on politics

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The conservative Civitas Institute came to Wilmington today to talk about its Partisan Index, Action Conservative Rankings, redistricting and a 2011 legislative session recap. Full story...
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Rep. Justice appointed to Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government

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The Joint Legislative Committee's work is intended to deal with review of local (county and municipal) bond issues. Any bond over $1 million, for anything other than schools, will be reviewed by the JLC from a fiscal perspective to determine the viability of the bond proposal. Rep. Justice's prior service as a Pender County Commissioner is an important reason she was chosen to chair this committee. Full story...
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