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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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Navassa Mayor calls newspaper article "a lie"

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The city of Navassa has faced criticism in recent months for its handling of the city's finances, but now a new issue has come to light. Our partners at the Local News Review published an article Thursday saying Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis signed a contract with Shalimar Construction, in which the city would pay for 14 private sewer taps on private property. Full story...
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Fort Bragg losing about 430 civilian positions

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Fort Bragg is losing about 430 civilian positions because of federal budget cuts. Full story...
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NC lawmakers look at cost of museums, fairs

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North Carolina legislators are sizing up how much money is being spent on state attractions from museums at the state fair. Full story...
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Moody's: 7 NC counties, cities no longer negative

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Seven local governments in North Carolina are no longer getting extra scrutiny from one of the nation's credit rating agencies. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council welcomes two new members

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Your votes last month brought in two new members to the Wilmington City Council tonight. Previous city councilwoman, Margaret Haynes, regained a seat on the council. Haynes, a Durham native, had some emotional moments during her address to the public and fellow council members. Full story...
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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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