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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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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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