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State Sen. Don East dies at age 67

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An employee of North Carolina state Sen. Don East says the seven-term Republican legislator has died at age 67. The state senator's legislative aide Steven Webb said East died early Monday at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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NC House candidates talk fracking and homeowners insurance

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video With the first day of early voting behind us, Thursday night folks in New Hanover County got the chance to meet candidates for NC House Districts 19 and 20. Full story...
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NC House, Senate candidates square off in Brunswick Co.

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video With early voting just hours away, folks in Brunswick County got the chance to meet their candidates. During the political forum, area NC House and Senate candidates squared off on a variety of topics and issues. Full story...
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NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

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A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional. Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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NAACP to push GOP lawmakers on pre-kindergarten

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The North Carolina NAACP's president says the civil rights group is launching a campaign targeting Republican legislators who have resisted full funding for the state's pre-kindergarten enrichment program. Full story...
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NC Court of Appeals upholds lower ruling on pre-K

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An appeals court has upheld a lower court decision that says North Carolina cannot deny at-risk children admission to the state's pre-kindergarten program. Full story...
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NC Rep. Larry Brown dies at age 69 in Pinehurst

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A colleague of North Carolina state Rep. Larry Brown says the Forsyth County Republican has died at age 69. Full story...
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PPP: McCrory holds lead over Dalton, other state races tighter than 2008

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A new poll by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling finds little has changed in the race for North Carolina governor. In PPP's newest poll, Pat McCrory holds a seven-point lead over Walter Dalton, 45-38. Full story...
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Perdue green lights watered-down sea-level bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue has decided not to veto a bill that places a moratorium on using a state-sponsored science panel's recommendation to plan for rising sea levels. The bill becomes law as a result of her inaction. Full story...
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NC's Planned Parenthood gets federal funding

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North Carolina lawmakers refused to provide funding to Planned Parenthood, but the women's health organization has obtained a federal grant worth three times as much as the state refused to provide. Full story...
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Perdue signs work licensing bill to help military

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill to help people connected to the military receive state occupational licenses to perform specialized work in North Carolina. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton declines pay raise in NC budget

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton has refused a roughly $1,500 pay increase that the lieutenant governor and other North Carolina Council of State members received in the new budget. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: NC teacher pay raise not what it seems

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video When you compare pay schedules from last year to this coming year, it seems teachers are getting the raise they were promised, but when you look closer they aren't getting the increase they thought. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton issues statement on fracking vote

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Rep. Susi Hamilton has issued a statement, clarifying why she voted to override Governor Perdue's veto on fracking. Full story...
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