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Educators say lawmakers need to get facts straight on education spending

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videoTeachers, parents and education advocates are seeing red, literally, when it comes to the education budget. It was a sea full of red at Wilmington's Riverfront Park, where a rally sponsored by the North Carolina Association of Educators focused on telling legislators to get their facts straight about education spending. Full story...
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Judges next to examine broad NC voting changes

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videoJudges will now decide whether an elections overhaul in North Carolina requiring photo identification to vote and scaling back early voting is discriminatory or permitted under the law. Full story...
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MPAA says not extending film incentives already hurting NC

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video Major film and television series producers are warning the state could lose thousands of jobs and millions of dollars it does not extend tax incentives set to expire next year. Full story...
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McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has quietly signed into law a Republican-supported measure that makes sweeping changes in how and when people can cast their ballots in North Carolina. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Forest talks about big issues from legislative session

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videoLt. Gov. Dan Forest stopped by our studios this afternoon ahead of a town hall meeting he's hosting tonight in Wilmington. From abortion regulation to voter ID, we asked the lieutenant governor about controversial issues. Full story...
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Supporters rally at Goolsby's office to say thanks

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videoProtestors have recently targeted Sen. Thom Goolsby, but today there was a different kind of rally outside of his downtown law office. Supporters thanked the Goolsby for keeping the promises he made during the election. Full story...
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AG Cooper says new laws could cost taxpayers millions

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper says several potential new laws could cost taxpayers millions of dollars in legal fights. Full story...
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Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

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North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year's General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. Full story...
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NC abortion-rights supporters pressure McCrory

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Abortion-rights supporters are planning to camp outside of Gov. Pat McCrory's executive mansion in a last-ditch effort to get him to veto new regulations they say could put clinics out of commission. Full story...
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NC lawmakers approve GOP-backed election changes

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A Republican-backed measure making sweeping changes to how and when North Carolinians can vote is headed to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Lawmakers adopt new North Carolina abortion rules

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videoRepublican lawmakers have decided to adopt new North Carolina abortion rules just before the end of the session. That's according to our sister station WTVD in Raleigh. Full story...
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Opponents of election reform bill rally in Wilmington

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Several community groups joined forces in a rally for voting rights today in Wilmington. They voiced their opposition of House Bill 589. Full story...
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NC lawmakers may finish with voter ID, abortion

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North Carolina legislators are closing in on the last hours of this year's General Assembly session. Leaders of the House and Senate say their target for shutting down for this year is early Friday. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton speaks out about her decision to stay in the NC House

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says she is going to keep her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Within the past 24 hours, issues arose about her becoming Carolina Beach Town Manager. Full story...
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NC lawmakers send $21B state budget to McCrory

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North Carolina legislators have passed the state's yearly budget totaling nearly $21 billion. The Senate and House adopted the plan Wednesday. The budget next goes to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval. Full story...
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