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Onslow Co. lawmaker says higher boat fees could pay for dredging

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videoA state senator is suggesting that money from higher boat registration fees should be used to pay for dredging North Carolina's coastal inlets. Full story...
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Poll: Most in NC support gun control, voter ID, immigrants

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A new Elon University poll looks at how North Carolinians feel about issues like gun control, voter identification and immigration, as well as their opinion on Gov. Pat McCrory and the General Assembly. Full story...
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Bill in legislature would allow guns at private schools

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video A Senate bill filed this week would give administrators in private schools the power to allow weapons on school grounds. The administrator and governing body could give written approval to anyone trained and with a permit to carry a gun, teargas or a stun gun. Full story...
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Bill would add Bible study at NC public schools

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videoA new bill could allow students to study the Bible in North Carolina schools. No student would be required to take the class. It would be offered as an elective. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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Lottery would see name change in NC House bill

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Some lawmakers want to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and restrict advertising for the games. Full story...
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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail. Full story...
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Possum Drop bill heading to NC governor's desk

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A bill to let a western North Carolina community continue use a live possum in its New Year's Eve celebration is going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

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Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Richardson asks lawmakers to help renovate stadium

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videoCarolina Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson is asking state lawmakers to help finance a stadium upgrade. Richardson told lawmakers in Raleigh on Wednesday that he would like $62 million in state aid along with state approval for $144 million in higher local taxes. Full story...
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NC health chief: Agency is getting fixed

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The new chief of North Carolina's embattled health department says Medicaid reform and improving computer systems are her top two priorities. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed. Full story...
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NC school board stands against paddling students

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North Carolina's state school board says it opposes using physical pain to enforce discipline, saying corporal punishment does more harm than good. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs more meth penalties

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Additional penalties for people who make methamphetamine in North Carolina or possess a key ingredient in making it have been approved by a House committee. Full story...
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