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Sex trafficking bill clears NC Senate

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video State legislators passed legislation requiring sex traffickers or pimps to register as sex offenders. The bill, proposed by Sen. Thom Goolsby, passed the Senate in a unanimous vote Monday evening. Full story...
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Vote on NC commissions bill reveals divisions

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House Republicans who want to clean out several key North Carolina regulatory commissions have revealed disagreements with Senate GOP counterparts and among members in their own caucus about how to do it. Full story...
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Lottery would see name change in NC House bill

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Some lawmakers want to remove the word "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and restrict advertising for the games. Full story...
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Raising NC tanning-bed age discussed in House

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videoSome North Carolina legislators say young people should be barred from getting bronzed with tanning beds because their risks for cancer are too great. Full story...
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NC bill could mean prison time for topless women

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving closer to a change in state law that could send women to prison for going topless in public. Full story...
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Bill would let permit holders take guns into restaurants with alcohol

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video How well do guns and alcohol mix? A new bill in the General Assembly would allow people with concealed carry permits into restaurants where alcohol is served. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger arrested for DWI, colleagues respond

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was arrested again this morning. This time for driving while impaired. Wilmington Police arrested Berger in downtown Wilmington around 2 a.m. Full story...
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NC immigration panel says feds should do more

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A General Assembly committee set up to examine what North Carolina can do to crack down on illegal immigration is recommending no new legislative action other than urging the federal government to do more. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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NC House candidates talk fracking and homeowners insurance

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video With the first day of early voting behind us, Thursday night folks in New Hanover County got the chance to meet candidates for NC House Districts 19 and 20. Full story...
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NC House, Senate candidates square off in Brunswick Co.

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video With early voting just hours away, folks in Brunswick County got the chance to meet their candidates. During the political forum, area NC House and Senate candidates squared off on a variety of topics and issues. Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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Davis takes oath for NC House

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While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term. Full story...
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Davis officially nominated to fill NC House seat

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A candidate for the North Carolina House has received the title "representative" before the fall election. New Hanover County Commissioner Ted Davis Jr. has been appointed to the House by Gov. Bev Perdue to succeed Rep. Danny McComas. Full story...
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