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NC House seeks average 5 percent teacher raises

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North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give final OK to tax changes

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The North Carolina legislature has quickly moved a wide-ranging tax bill to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk, one that sets a levy on electronic cigarettes and a hard expiration date for some municipal privilege taxes. Full story...
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NC House bill would require registration, insurance for mopeds

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Though police say the driver of the car was at fault in a crash that killed a moped driver Wednesday night, the incident has brought the question of moped safety once again front and center. Full story...
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Former state lawmaker Thomas Wright to leave prison

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videoDuring Thomas Wright's 15 years as a state legislator, his name was affixed to the member board mounted in the House chamber. Now, his name is scrawled on a board that keeps track of inmates at New Hanover County's state prison. Full story...
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Full NC House gives initial OK to tax bill

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The North Carolina House has tentatively agreed to a wide-ranging tax bill that caps municipal business privilege taxes and places an excise tax on electronic cigarettes. Full story...
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Hamilton, Iler, Davis sponsor bill to keep NC film incentives from ending

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videoThree area lawmakers have sponsored a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives that would keep the state's tax incentives for film projects from ending. Full story...
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NC House committee agrees to omnibus tax bill

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North Carolina legislators have been meeting formally for two days and they're already moving a wide-ranging finance bill that would curb the ability of towns and cities to tax businesses and place a new tax on electronic cigarettes. Full story...
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Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87

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videoThe News Reporter in Whiteville reports former mayor of Chadbourn Leo Mercer died on Thursday at Columbus Regional Healthcare. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton speaks out about her decision to stay in the NC House

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says she is going to keep her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Within the past 24 hours, issues arose about her becoming Carolina Beach Town Manager. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hamilton says she'll stay in NC House

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says she will keep her seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives after issues arose about her becoming Carolina Beach Town Manager. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton to become Carolina Beach Town Manager

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) has a new job. She is taking over as town manager in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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North Carolina House votes in favor of abortion legislation

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videoThe NC House of Representative voted today in favor of the latest version of legislation addressing abortion rules. The bill passed by a vote of 74 to 41. It now heads to the NC Senate. Full story...
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House hears NC governor's abortion bill concerns

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House and Senate Republicans say they'll work with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration on a bill requiring new upgraded rules for abortion clinics in North Carolina. But it's unclear how long legislators are willing to work with him before passing it. Full story...
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NC Senate abortion bill set for House panel debate

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A North Carolina House panel is scheduled to review a bill approved by the Senate this week that would implement new state rules on abortions. Full story...
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NC House defeats 75 mph speed limit study

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A slowed-down effort to consider raising the maximum speed limit on some North Carolina highways to 75 mph has reached a stop sign at the legislature. Full story...
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