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Easley vetoes Goodyear bill

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Governor Mike Easley today vetoed a bill to give up to 40 million dollars in incentives to the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Fayetteville. Full story...
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McIntyre delivers federal funding checks

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Do you ever wonder where all your federal tax dollars are going? Tuesday people in Brunswick County found out. Full story...
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Washington looking for Attorney General replacement

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The guessing game is underway in Washington over who will be the next attorney general. One day after Alberto Gonzales said he is stepping down there is no shortage of opinions about what his departure will mean. Full story...
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Elections staff examining legislative contributions

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An elections official says a review of political contributions given to state legislators is being expedited on the request of Mecklenburg County lawmakers. Full story...
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Gonzales to step down after months of defending himself

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Attorney General Alberto Gonzales says leading the Justice Department has been one of his "greatest privileges" -- but now, he's stepping down. Full story...
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Bush faces more dissent over troop withdrawal

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President Bush is facing more dissent in the ranks. A published report claims his top general wants to reverse the troop surge in Iraq. Other republicans have broken ranks with President Bush on Iraq, but no-one like Sen. John Warner. Full story...
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Senator to run for governor

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Gubernatorial candidate Fred Smith was in Wilmington Wednesday, talking about his goals if elected. Full story...
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City to hold public hearing on sewer situation

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If you have something to say about Wilmington's sewer situation your opportunity is coming. The State Division of Water Quality has scheduled a public hearing for August 30. Full story...
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State suing Oak Island mayor

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videoThe state of North Carolina is suing a local mayor for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But is he responsible? Oak Island Mayor John Vereen is being sued by the Department of Transportation for an alleged crime committed by one of his former employees. The Department of Transportation says Vereen should reimburse the state more than $380,000. Full story...
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Governor signs three ethics bills

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Governor Mike Easley signed into law today several ethics bills that open state Ethics Commission hearings and regulate legal defense funds for public officials. Full story...
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State's legislative session is over

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videoFor better or worse, the state's legislative session is over. A new real estate tax and background checks for illegal immigrants are just some of the pieces of legislation that went through in the final minutes of the latest session. Full story...
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Lawmakers toughen speeding laws

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill to make it harder for those who speed to seek lesser charges. Full story...
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NC General Assembly wraps up annual session

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Landfills, water wars and amorous pets left lawmakers both busy and weary as the General Assembly wrapped up its work for the year. Full story...
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Hampstead to vote on incorporation

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Hampstead voters will finally get the chance to decide for themselves whether to incorporate. Wednesday state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which allows for a referendum in the Pender County community. Full story...
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Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

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State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Full story...
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