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Budget

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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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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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington turns first profit on parking in five years

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videoThe City of Wilmington says it's finally making money on parking. The city says its parking program turned a profit for the first time in five years. 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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Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to vote on negotiated state budget

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North Carolina legislators are planning their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. Full story...
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GOP leaders agree on $20.6 billion NC budget

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video Leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate announced that they have reached agreement on a $20.6 billion budget that will end teacher tenure and allow taxpayer money to be spent for private school tuition. Full story...
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Senate panel OKs NC stop-gap state spending plan

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Senate budget writers agree that with no state budget in place and less than a week to go before the North Carolina government year ends, it's time to make contingency plans. Full story...
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Commission chair discusses county priorities, Berger appeal

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videoWith the budget process behind them, New Hanover County Commissioners are moving forward on some big issues. They're also changing the way they'll let constituents know about the state of the county. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council passes budget

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to approve the 2013-2014 budget. The total budget is $141 million, including the $88 million General Fund. Full story...
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Brunswick County budget holds line on tax rate

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As expected, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved its 2013-14 fiscal year budget Monday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County budget puts Wave routes at risk

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videoThe New Hanover County Historic Courthouse was standing-room-only during the New Hanover County Commissioners meeting Monday night. Representatives from groups requesting alterations in the 2013- 2014 fiscal year’s proposed budget filled the room, attempting convince the Board to make room in the county’s budget for their cause. Full story...
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Law enforcement backs NC attorney general on SBI

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North Carolina's Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper is opposing a state Senate budget provision that moves much of an investigative unit from his department to one headed by an appointee of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Property tax to stay flat in Wilmington budget plan

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videoWilmington residents should expect not to pay more in property taxes next year. At Monday night's City Council meeting, leaders discussed Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins July 1. Full story...
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CFCC streamlines under first-year president, pressure from Raleigh

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video Cape Fear Community College has already gone through many changes under the leadership of first-year president Ted Spring. Some of those changes have been by choice. Some have been forced upon the school from Raleigh. Full story...
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