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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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