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N.C.

NC committee OKs bill that gives felons new start

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The Senate Rules Committee has approved a bill that would allow some felons in North Carolina to get a fresh start. Full story...
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NC dentist group, office managers reach agreement

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An expensive legislative fight between a professional organization for North Carolina dentists and companies that help manage dental practices has ended for now with legislation both sides say is a good step forward. Full story...
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NC House approves amendments to water laws

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A bill requiring cities to provide water and sewer service to all property owners within their urban growth areas has been approved in the North Carolina House. Full story...
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NC Senate wants lawmakers to change schedule

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There's a move afoot again in the Senate to adjust the North Carolina General Assembly's schedule in the name of efficiency. Full story...
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NC lawmakers make pitch for Perdue to sign budget

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The leaders of the North Carolina Legislature want Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to sign their state budget adjustment plan into law soon so school districts, local governments and businesses have more certainty about planning for the coming year. Full story...
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NC House speaker says sweepstakes bill likely dead

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Time has likely run out for a bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Senate Democrats push back on probe of letters

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Senate Democrats are criticizing the way the chamber's Republican leaders are investigating how and why letters by a Department of Transportation executive were changed with help from aides to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Supreme Court Rulings-NC

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There are more offenders in North Carolina prisons serving mandatory life-without-parole sentences for killings committed when they were young than state correction officials initially announced this week after a U.S. Supreme Court decision. Full story...
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NC Sen. Jones says he's being treated for cancer

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A North Carolina state senator diagnosed with cancer says he still anticipates running for re-election in November if he retains his health. Full story...
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For now, Perdue won't discuss plans on budget bill

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking Republican legislative leaders to try harder to find more money for public education after she says their budget bill falls short. Full story...
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