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Nesbitt re-elected NC Senate minority leader

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North Carolina state Senate Democrats will keep their same top leaders for the next two years. The incoming Senate Democratic Caucus re-elected Sen. Martin Nesbitt of Asheville as minority leader and Sen. Josh Stein of Raleigh as minority whip. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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Rabon to co-chair powerful state senate committee

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video Sen. Bill Rabon has been selected to co-chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee. Rabon, a Republican from Brunswick County, will share the role with fellow Republican Sen. Bob Rucho of Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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Perdue looking for NC group home funding solution

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's aiming to find a solution to ensure 2,000 people living in group homes across North Carolina will keep their place to live without her calling legislators back to Raleigh at the holidays. Full story...
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NC immigration panel says feds should do more

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A General Assembly committee set up to examine what North Carolina can do to crack down on illegal immigration is recommending no new legislative action other than urging the federal government to do more. Full story...
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New NC laws, kids cyberbullying teachers outlawed

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Nearly two dozen new laws taking effect on Saturday include one that extends a North Carolina crime against cyberbullying to also protect school employees. Full story...
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

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Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer. Full story...
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NC rushes on deadline for online insurance market

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North Carolina officials are rushing ahead of a looming deadline on how to create a new one-stop online shop to help people buy affordable health insurance. Full story...
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Goolsby beats Butler for second term in NC Senate

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video In the race for NC Senate District 9, incumbent Republican Thom Goolsby won out over Democrat Deb Butler. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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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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