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NC sweepstakes bill getting another hearing

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A bill that would regulate and tax video sweepstakes operations in North Carolina got another hearing in a state House committee, but its future still seems bleak as the General Assembly winds down work for the year. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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NC Senate gives final approval to its budget plan

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The Senate and House have now approved competing budget bills for North Carolina state government for the coming year. The Senate on Thursday completed the final required votes for a proposed $20 billion plan, approving the Republican-developed proposal on a party-line vote. Full story...
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NC House panel votes to bar death row TVs

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A House committee has voted to prohibit North Carolina death row inmates from watching television, although the warden for the condemned prisoners warned removing the TVs could increase violence at Central Prison. Full story...
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Eugenics compensation bill passed by house

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North Carolina moved closer to becoming the first U.S. state to compensate victims of a forced sterilization program when the state House approved legislation Tuesday to compensate living survivors $50,000 each. Full story...
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House gives final approval to anti-annexation bills

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The state House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC House panel backs next year's budget changes

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House budget-writers have recommended changes to the spending plan for North Carolina state government next year that ease school district funding reductions and give public employees and teachers a small bonus four years after their last pay increase. Full story...
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Anti-annexation bills clear another hurdle in Raleigh

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video Forced annexation may soon be dead in North Carolina. The state House of Representatives voted today to move forward with two bills that would give residents a voice in the decision. Full story...
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NC House panels roll out spending adjustments

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A North Carolina budget subcommittee recommends a two-thirds reduction in the amount of money local school districts would be required to return to state government next year. Full story...
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NC lawmakers mull how much schools should pay back

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Some House Republicans would like to slash by more than half the amount North Carolina public school districts will have to return to the state next year. But GOP lawmakers aren't sure there's enough money elsewhere in state government to do that. Full story...
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Casteen to petition for spot on ballot for new House District 20

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A Wilmington attorney and CPA wants to run for the new NC House District 20 seat, but he'll have to take an unusual path to get there. Full story...
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Millis wins 16th District Seat in NC House

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Republican Chris Millis took nearly 70 percent of the 4,885 votes cast in the race for North Carolina's 16th District House of Representatives seat. He beat fellow Republicans Tim Thomas and Jeff Howell. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Hamilton faces primary challenge from Knox in House 18 race

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video The primary election is now just four days away, and we want to help you get to know the candidates. We sat down with the Democrats fighting to represent District 18 in the North Carolina House of Representatives: James Knox and incumbent Susi Hamilton. Full story...
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Candidate Interview: Tim Thomas

Republican Tim Thomas is running for North Carolina State House District 16. Self-employed for years, Thomas also has a military background. He served in the Navy. Thomas runs with the slogan, "Putting North Carolina back to work." He says job creation is his top priority after learning about Caterpillar and Continental Tire moving their manufacturing facilities to other states. Thomas has never held political office before, but says his volunteerism in Pender County makes him an excellent candidate.

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Candidate Interview: Jeff Howell

Republican Jeff Howell isn't shy about having little experience in the political arena; however, he says his military career coupled with owning a business is experience enough to work for the people. Throughout the years he's lived in Pender County, Howell has met residents, listened to their concerns and volunteered his time at schools and with community programs.

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