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Longer session tests Tillis, US Senate race
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:41pm.

U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis had hoped this year's North Carolina legislative session would be over by now. But the budget is over three weeks late and hopes of a July 4 end date are a distant memory.

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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:33pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes.

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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:30pm.

An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers.

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Five highlights on NC child health in new report
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:15pm.

According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore.

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NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:16pm.

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.

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McCrory judicial choice once reprimanded by NC Bar
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:07pm.

A new District Court judge appointed by Gov. Pat McCrory was previously reprimanded for professional misconduct by the North Carolina State Bar. McCrory on Monday appointed Michael A. Stone of Raeford to a state judicial seat in Hoke County.

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New Hanover County clerk resigns
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/21/2014 - 5:49pm.

videoThere's conflict in the New Hanover County commission yet again. The clerk of the board, Sheila Schult, put in her resignation Monday after she says commissioners requested it.

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NC House to consider final Common Core bill
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:30am.

The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards. The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise bill Wednesday. The Senate signed off on it last week.

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NC House Democrats complain about staffing money
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:16am.

House Democrats say Republican counterparts are denying them a full-time employee to manage their legislative operations although similar workers have been funded for the minority party in the past.

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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/15/2014 - 8:21am.

Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue.

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