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NC House mini-budget returned to sender by Senate

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The North Carolina Senate ditched a House bill designed to accelerate the budget talks with a rare maneuver that could aggravate negotiations instead. Full story...
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State lawmaker says, "There's no value in" disclosing salaries with names

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videoOne North Carolina lawmaker doesn't want names attached to charter school salaries in the public record. The North Carolina House approved legislation that would block charter school to do that. Rep. Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg) sponsored the amendment in the charter school bill. Full story...
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Wilmington eyeing solution to flooding problem

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videoResidents in the Clear Run Creek area of Wilmington live with the problem of flooding every day. Wednesday, the City of Wilmington held a meeting to begin working to fix the problem. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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Market St. going to 2 lanes?

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If you've ever driven down that narrow part of Market Street in Wilmington you know it may be a four lane road but it sure doesn’t feel like one. That may be changing though thanks in part to a group of concerned neighbors. Full story...
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VFW Commander-in-Chief speaks out on VA issues during Wilmington visit

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videoAs the investigation into what has happened at VA hospitals across the country continues, veterans in the Cape Fear are speaking out. At Wilmington VFW Post 2573 the Commander-in-Chief of the organization made a stop for dinner Thursday night, and the violations at VA hospitals were on his mind as well. Full story...
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Will Roy Cooper run for Governor?

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper knows he has a job to do and running for Governor isn't it. “It’s too early for me to make an official announcement,” Cooper said, “I am making plans though because I am deeply concerned about the direction of our state.” Full story...
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NC governor wants ID before jobless benefits

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Gov. Pat McCrory says the unemployed should be required to show photo identification in person to receive North Carolina jobless benefits. Division chief Dale Folwell says most young people already are required to show a photo ID to their employer when they start their job. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics program file claims

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A North Carolina agency is reviewing claims of people who have previously identified themselves as victims of the state's forced sterilization program so they can verify their eligibility for one-time payments from a $10 million compensation fund. Full story...
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City Council eyes tax increase

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videoCity council won't vote on the budget until the middle of June. Until then they'll continue to hammer out specifics. On the table Tuesday, Wilmington’s City Council is pounding out the 2014-15 budget. Full story...
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WHA trespassing list easier to get

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority made its trespassing list easier to find. The move comes at the urging of many. WHA Board Chair, Jeff Hovis, says this is the first time the list has been posted online. Full story...
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Campaigns heat up in final days

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videoBig political names are in town doing their part to sway voters in the days leading up to the primaries. The race for US Congress in our area is heating up, and the candidates are getting their hands dirty. Full story...
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Carolina Beach asks county for renourishment help

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videoBeach renourishment has been going on with the help of the federal government for almost 50 years. The trouble is that millions of dollars in federal funds is slated to run out at the end of this year. Full story...
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NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

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North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Full story...
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Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit

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North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation. Full story...
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