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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC

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video North Carolina's state budget has been adopted, even if the governor does not like it. Sen. Thom Goolsby said it was "a wonderful day in North Carolina," because the state has a balanced budget that won't increase spending. Full story...
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NC House overrides Perdue veto, Senate vote next

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The state government budget proposal written by the North Carolina Legislature is just one vote away from being enacted despite Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's objections. Full story...
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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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AG Cooper says state budget 'really cutting to the bone'

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North Carolina Attorney General says the current state budget proposal could hurt law enforcement in the state. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the state budget proposal. It makes her the first North Carolina governor ever to veto a spending plan passed by the General Assembly. Full story...
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NAACP blasts state budget plan

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Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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NHCS Board to to get rid of more than 200 positions

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The New Hanover County School Board has to get rid of more than 200 positions Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: School superintendent threatens food vendor for sending critical email

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Lee County School Superintendent Jeff Moss is under fire for allowing students in his district to write letters to lawmakers protesting possible cuts in state education spending. Full story...
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Wilmington's budget gets city council's preliminary approval

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video Wilmington City Council met tonight for a preliminary vote on the 2011-2012 budget and unanimously approved it. With the city facing a fourth year of budget shortfalls, council members say they are attempting to compensate as best they can. Full story...
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Audit: NC loses millions in uncollected fines

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An audit says North Carolina loses millions of dollars every year because it doesn't have adequate resources or policies to collect fines from traffic cases and criminal offenses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington to talk budget and education

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Gov. Bev Perdue today will meet with education leaders in Wilmington. She will brief leaders on the impact of the proposed budget and ask for their input on what budget cuts will mean for education in New Hanover County. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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NC budget headed soon to dispute with Perdue

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A contentious North Carolina budget headed to Gov. Bev Perdue is getting more heated as Perdue breaks a logjam on unemployment benefits and a Republican leader was heard calling her "incompetent." Full story...
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Temporary taxes expire, TAs stay in new Senate budget plan; Governor has concerns

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North Carolina lawmakers have come up with a budget plan that could bypass long negotiations between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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