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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges voters to oppose gay marriage amendment

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is speaking out in urging voters to defeat a proposed constitutional amendment on next month's ballot that makes clear gay marriage and civil unions aren't recognized by the state of North Carolina. Full story...
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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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video Like it or not, Monkey Junction is now in the Wilmington city limits. That means those residents will soon start receiving city services, such as police protection and solid waste removal. Full story...
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Democratic candidates for governor talk Education in first debate

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The leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor did little to differentiate themselves on the public schools during a forum sponsored by local education administrators. Full story...
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7th District GOP Congressional candidates square off in debate

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video From healthcare to immigration to term limits, GOP congressional candidates Randy Crow, Ilario Pantano and David Rouzer voiced their views. Full story...
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School board member upset over loss of web domain

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video A New Hanover County School Board member has learned what could happen if you let a domain expire. Elizabeth Redenbaugh discovered she could not re-register her website because someone else owned it. She was surprised to find out who the new owner is. Full story...
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Experts on both sides of gay marriage debate square off in forum

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Experts on both sides of the gay marriage debate in North Carolina are squaring off on the same stage for what may be the last time before a May 8 vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex unions. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Commissioners vote down family planning grant, Barfield regrets decision

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video Providing contraception for women has been a national topic for months, and now it has sparked debate in New Hanover County. Commissioners unanimously voted down a state grant that would fund contraceptive supplies and services in the county. Full story...
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Fayetteville city manager resigns amid pressure

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Fayetteville's city manager is stepping down amid pressure from City Council members unhappy with him opposing the council's vote to end a type of police search where officers do not have a warrant. Full story...
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Charlotte receives funds for unsolved sexual assault cases

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A unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received a federal grant of almost $500,000 to give higher priority to unsolved sex crimes and homicides. Full story...
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NC Auditor report criticizes rural Vanpool program

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The North Carolina auditor's office says a state program that provides transportation service to rural areas was grossly mismanaged. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it. Full story...
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