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NC revenue collections ahead of projections

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North Carolina's revenue collections are still ahead of projections set when legislators drew up the state government budget this year. Full story...
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Summit will look at western NC economy

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About 300 entrepreneurs, investors, economic developers, elected officials and others are expected to attend a summit about the best way for government leaders to work with businesses to improve the western North Carolina economy. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary visits Corning; pushes American Jobs Act

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video Putting America back to work. That's what President Obama hopes to accomplish with his American Jobs Act. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is a staunch supporter of that act. He was in Wilmington today to discuss the proposal and to tour a manufacturing company that could play a key role in improving our information infrastructure. Full story...
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Tony Blair tells Greensboro audience America needs to stop self-doubt

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The British leader who led his country to war in Iraq and peace in Northern Ireland has told a North Carolina audience that the United States is experiencing self-doubt, not decline. Full story...
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Tea Partiers help to "Picket Across America"

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When Tina Sims, a 47-year-old unemployed woman from Hattiesburg, Mississippi left a post online asking Americans of any party affiliation to step outside on the morning of September 17 holding a sign asking "Can You Hear Us Now?" a group at the intersection of College and Oleander answered the call. Full story...
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Bill to cap legislative terms may have to wait until November

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time served by legislative leaders may have to wait. Full story...
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Bill puts limit on House Speaker and Senate Leader terms

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The House speaker and Senate leader in the North Carolina General Assembly would be limited to serving at most eight consecutive years in their top posts in legislation approved by the state Senate. Full story...
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Conservative group running ads in support of amendment to prohibit gay marriage in NC

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The legislative arm of a conservative Christian group is running radio ads urging listeners to ask certain state lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina. Full story...
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Federal judge blocks state from cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of North Carolina from cutting funding to the group Planned Parenthood. Full story...
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NC government losses push jobless rate to 10 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July as layoffs by school districts and other government employers outweighed private sector gains. Full story...
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NC Legal Aid closes 3 offices as funding falls

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Government funding cuts are forcing the group that provides legal help for the poor to close three offices that help North Carolina's rural communities. Full story...
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NC counties and cities report good credit, outlook not so good

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A bond rating agency has told five of North Carolina's biggest counties and two of its larger cities that they retained their good credit rating but their outlook is negative. Full story...
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Planning board tables vote to change industrial zoning in New Hanover Co.

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video For the second time now, New Hanover County's Planning Board has delayed a vote to change its zoning ordinance to have more control over large industries. Many spoke out in favor of amending the county's current zoning ordinance, so that industries like Titan will have to go through a review process before becoming a part of the community. Full story...
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Southeastern NC's representatives in Washington talk about debt ceiling deal

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Months of tension, wrangling and political posturing may end Tuesday if Congress gives final approval to a compromise on the federal debt ceiling. The US House approved the bill Monday night. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday. Meanwhile southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress are sounding off. Full story...
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