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Elections board threatens Wright with deadline

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The state Board of Elections is giving New Hanover County Representative Thomas Wright a deadline to turn in his late financial disclosure form. Full story...
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Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

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State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Full story...
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State employee connected to Wright's investigation retires

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A state employee subpoenaed in connection with Representative Thomas Wright's campaign finance investigation has resigned in the midst of the scandal. Full story...
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Wright has cast fewer votes than any House member

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Representative Thomas Wright has missed more votes this year than any other regular House member. Full story...
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In close quarters, House Democratic leaders try to isolate Wright

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Representative Thomas Wright and Speaker Joe Hackney sit about 15 feet apart on the House floor. But Hackney is trying to make it feel like miles for the veteran New Hanover County legislator who's under investigation. Full story...
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Wright left off budget committee

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Thomas Wright is left out. House Speaker Joe Hackney recently appointed representatives to the budget committee. But Thomas Wright was the only democrat who didn't get a seat. Full story...
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Wake County prosecutor asks SBI to investigate Wright's finances

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The SBI has initiated a criminal probe of Representative Thomas Wright, one week after elections officials concluded he may have broken state campaign finance laws. Full story...
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Wright blames campaign finance reporting errors on sloppiness

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New Hanover Representative Thomas Wright says any campaign finance mistakes were the result of sloppiness. Wright is under investigation for possible violations of campaign finance law. He told a Wilmington newspaper nothing was deliberate. Full story...
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Wright: Easley inconsistent to call for his resignation

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State Representative Thomas Wright says it's inconsistent of Governor Easley to call for his resignation. Full story...
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Easley: Wright should resign from N.C. House

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Governor Mike Easley also believes Representative Thomas Wright should resign. Full story...
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Wright says he won't resign

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State Representative Thomas Wright says he's not leaving office. The New Hanover County Democrat's comment was in response to a call from House Speaker Joe Hackney that he should resign from office. It was about a week ago that state elections officials asked prosecutors to investigate Wright's campaign finances. Full story...
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Wright allegations keep scrutiny on legislators, nonprofits

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An elections board ruling in the case of state Representative Thomas Wright and tougher ethics rules are restricting what lawmakers may legally do for nonprofit groups. Full story...
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Hackney calls on ethics panel to look into Wright case

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House Speaker Joe Hackney is calling on a legislative ethics panel to decide whether Rep. Thomas Wright broke ethics rules. Hackney made the request Wednesday evening, hours after he stopped short of calling on Wright to resign. Full story...
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Some call on Wright to resign, urge House to throw him out

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More people are calling on Representative Thomas Wright to resign or urging the House to begin efforts to remove him from office. The State Board of Elections yesterday referred Wright's case to Wake County prosecutors after investigators found evidence showing Wright may have used more than $240,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Full story...
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Wright, McAllister campaign finances at issue at board hearing

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A public hearing today will consider complaints about the campaign finances of a once-close ally of former House Speaker Jim Black. Full story...
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