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NC legislature starts this year's session

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North Carolina lawmakers are back at work as this year's legislative session has opened in Raleigh. People unhappy with the General Assembly's right-leaning direction have returned, too. Full story...
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McCrory directs belt-tightening at state agencies

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Gov. Pat McCrory has directed more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture. Full story...
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Employee morale big issue as Wilmington budget talks start

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video Wilmington City Council met today to start talking about the city's next budget. One of the issues that got the most attention, though, was employee morale. Full story...
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Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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NC budget director cites teacher pay in planning

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videoThe administration of North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is forming a budget proposal for the next fiscal year that could boost the salaries of teachers and state employees. Full story...
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Workers not happy as shutdown threatens jobs, pay

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video Federal workers at Sunny Point formed a picket line at the ammunition depot's main entrance today. For these members of the American Federation of Government Workers, it's their way of protesting a government shutdown that could send them home to wait for paychecks. Full story...
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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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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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