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NAACP protesters court cases delayed

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Court cases have been delayed for the first round of protesters arrested in NAACP-led demonstrations at the North Carolina Legislature. Full story...
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NC House sends speed limit hike back to committee

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A bill opening the door to 75 mph speed limits on some highways in North Carolina has been sent back to a House committee for more work. Full story...
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NC Senate broadens concealed-carry expansion bill

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video The North Carolina Senate is expanding on a House bill that opens new areas for concealed-permit holders to carry or store weapons in the state. Full story...
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Goolsby rips NAACP protests as 'Moron Monday'

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby has gone on the offensive against a weekly series of NAACP-led protests at the General Assembly. Goolsby referred to the events dubbed "Moral Monday" by organizers as "Moron Monday." Full story...
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$500 million in deductions added to NC tax plan

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The North Carolina House Republicans' tax plan is headed to the floor with an additional half billion dollars in deductions to help the real estate business. Full story...
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NC Senate debates undercover investigations bill

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The Humane Society says a North Carolina bill is designed to stop activists and journalists from exposing abuses and violations among food producers. Full story...
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NC bill banning e-cig sales to minors advances

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A bill banning sales of electronic cigarettes to minors in North Carolina is headed to the full House. Full story...
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Bill restarting executions advances in NC House

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A bill repealing a procedure for condemned North Carolina inmates to challenge death sentences on racial grounds is headed to the full House. Full story...
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NC gun-rights group runs radio ads critical of UNC

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A gun-rights advocacy group is running radio commercials criticizing University of North Carolina system leaders for opposing a bill that would allow students and staff to bring a concealed pistol on campus. Full story...
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NC NAACP launches tour against state legislation

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is launching a 25-county tour targeting the policies of the Republican-led General Assembly. Full story...
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Racial Justice Act repeal heard by NC House panel

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Opponents of a measure that would repeal North Carolina's Racial Justice Act for death row prisoners and seeks to restart executions after several years of legal battles say capital cases shouldn't be rushed because a person's life is on the line. Full story...
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Law enforcement backs NC attorney general on SBI

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North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is opposing a state Senate budget provision that moves much of an investigative unit from his department to one headed by an appointee of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Effort to block beach smoking ban stalls

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A bill that would have snuffed out local municipalities' rights to limit outdoor smoking hit a significant snag Thursday and is not likely to advance this session. Full story...
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Senate bill could snuff out smoking bans at Wrightsville Beach, CFCC

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video Public smoking bans tend to spark emotions on both sides of the conversation, and that is certainly true at Wrightsville Beach, the first public beach in the state to ban smoking on the sand. Now a bill in the state Senate could send the ordinance up in smoke. Full story...
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Student prayer rights bill passes NC Senate

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Legislation meant to clarify when and how student-led prayers are allowed in public schools has passed the North Carolina Senate. Full story...
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