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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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Loss of 'Project Soccer' leads to finger pointing

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video It's official. Southeastern North Carolina has lost more than 1,000 jobs to the Palmetto State. Continental Tires announced it will build a $500 million facility with 1,600 jobs in Sumter County, South Carolina. Now the state legislature and the governor's office here in North Carolina are playing the blame game. Full story...
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Rep. Hill: Senate leader blocking 'Project Soccer' for NC

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video It looks like "Project Soccer" will kick off in South Carolina instead of North Carolina. The project was expected to bring hundred of jobs to our area and millions of dollars in investments. Full story...
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More cell phone limits in car debated by NC House

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The latest effort to limit distracted drivers mashing down cell phone buttons or checking smartphone screens may split the top leaders in the North Carolina Legislature. Full story...
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Top Republican asks top Dems to block Soles

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The top Republican in the state Senate wants the governor and the Senate's top Democrat to block bills filed recently by Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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