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Lawmakers consider cap on coastal jetties if new bill passes

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House members want to limit the number of coastal jetties that could be built if legislation passes allowing coastal communities to build hardened structures. Full story...
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Timing tight on NC showdown on jobless benefits

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A deadline is looming for about 37,000 jobless North Carolina workers within days of losing their unemployment checks as Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue fight over the cost of keeping the money flowing. Full story...
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Lawmakers hear from public on drawing legislative district boundaries

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard from the first batch of citizens who wanted to give them advice about how they should draw congressional and state legislative district boundaries for the next 10 years. Full story...
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Critics target NC bill limiting DAs evidence risk

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Defense attorneys and people who were wrongly convicted after their lawyers did not get crucial investigative details are criticizing legislation proposed in North Carolina. Full story...
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Presumption for deadly force OKd in NC Senate bill

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to make it clear that people who feel threatened for their lives in their home, car or job by someone breaking in can use deadly force against the intruder. Full story...
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Area legislators preview Perdue's State of the State address

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Gov. Bev Perdue will give her biennial State of the State address Monday night in Raleigh. We spoke with two legislators from New Hanover County about what they predict the governor will focus on. Full story...
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Goolsby files involuntary annexation bill

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Legislation proposed in the North Carolina House and Senate would put a moratorium on involuntary annexations in the state. Full story...
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Thompson wants more county power over uninsured cars

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Drivers who don't have car insurance may have their car impounded if a New Hanover County Commissioner has his way. Full story...
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Governor Perdue orders flags lowered to half-staff

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Governor Perdue has joined President Obama in ordering all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff immediately and through sunset Friday, January 14, in tribute to those injured and killed in the Tucson tragedy this past weekend. Full story...
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Perdue wants to combine criminal justice agencies

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to consolidate three agencies that employ state troopers, probation officers and juvenile counselors into one Cabinet-level department. Full story...
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Gravely Commissioning organizers promised expense reports today; Still no numbers

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Organizers for the Gravely Commissioning and the 11-day party centered around the event told a local newspaper this week that it would be able to provide expense reports on how it spent at least $50,000 in tax payer money by today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Senator-elect Goolsby on city's legislative agenda ... "Ain't gonna happen."

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Just like any big business, the City of Wilmington will lobby the state legislature next year when it begins its session. There'll be a big difference though. For the first time in more than 100 years, Republicans will run the show. Full story...
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McIntyre ready to work with Republican House

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video It's been a little more than a week since elections wrapped-up. Now many politicians are settling in and getting ready to go back to work. WWAY caught up with District 7 Congressman Mike McIntyre to see what the democrat thinks about his minority position in the house, now that the Republicans have control. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue says feds now investigating her campaign

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says there is a federal investigation into her 2008 campaign. Full story...
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Governor restricting rules by Cabinet agencies

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her administration is trying to prevent bureaucracy from trumping common sense by restricting new rules issued by North Carolina government agencies. Full story...
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