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NC lawmakers back in session Wednesday to tackle redistricting & veto overrides

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State lawmakers who rushed out of Raleigh last month after completing the state budget and most of their work gradually are returning this week to tackle redistricting and to try to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes. Full story...
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NC Legislature still meeting

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North Carolina state lawmakers still have a little more work to do before they leave Raleigh on a long break. Full story...
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General Assembly police called in to deal with angry parents at Senate committee meeting

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North Carolina General Assembly police officers were brought in to keep the peace after parents of children with disabilities were unhappy a meeting ended before they could speak about a bill that would change how Medicaid services are offered. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State Court of Appeals upholds Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction

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The NC Court of Appeals today upheld Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Opponents can still appeal to the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Tech Program funding in the state budget

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Cape Fear Community College's Marine Tech Program didn't get drowned out of this year's state budget afterall. Full story...
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NC bill would track illegal immigrants in schools

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A North Carolina lawmaker says schools should be required to keep track of the illegal immigrants in their student populations. Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County has introduced a bill to require school principals to record the citizenship and immigration status of new students at North Carolina schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger late to County Assembly Day at General Assembly

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videoBrian Berger's issues with attendance continue. The New Hanover County Commissioner arrived more than an hour late to County Assembly Day at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington Chamber of Commerce advocating more taxes

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The Greater Wilmington Chamber of Commerce sent out the following email today, encouraging people to sign a petition to extend a one cent sales tax to fund schools. Full story...
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The Rant: April 5, 2011

There's been a lot of drama in the political world around here lately, but a new poll shows some interesting trends. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

Voter ID bill gets first look by NC House panel

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North Carolina legislation that would force voters to show a photo identification card to cast a ballot is drawing sharp emotions. Full story...
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State Republicans introduce 'Balanced Budget Act of 2011'

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This week, they initiated important steps to achieve these goals by introducing the Balanced Budget Act of 2011 (SB 13) which would give Gov. Bev Perdue additional authority to reduce spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. This bill passed out of the Appropriations Committee today. Full story...
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R.C. Soles wins his 21st election

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videoWatching the election returns on television Tuesday night was a bit unsettling for Democrat R.C. Soles. He trailed when the Brunswick County numbers came in.

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