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NC Senate offers big teacher raise for tenure loss
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:31am.

North Carolina senators are offering veteran teachers a choice between a double-digit pay raise or keeping the job protections a court says lawmakers can't strip away. State senators on Wednesday announced their proposed budget will include pay raises of more than 10 percent for teachers who have earned career status after four years.

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Top NC Senate GOP leaders introduce coal ash bill
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 9:46am.

Two top Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have introduced a bill to curb the threat of pollution from coal ash dumps, three months after a massive spill at a Duke Energy plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in gray sludge.

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Spell check: Campaign ad needs an education
Submitted by Chris Brown on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:34pm.

videoAn ad for a North Carolina Senate candidate is turning into a teachable moment. In his most recent campaign ads, Republican Michael Lee had one very important word spelled wrong.

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Clodfelter leaves NC Senate before becoming Charlotte mayor
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:07pm.

The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Dan Clodfelter sent his resignation letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday, one day after the Charlotte City Council chose Clodfelter to serve out the unexpired two-year term of Patrick Cannon.

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Rabon reappointed to co-chair Senate transportation committee
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:40am.

Several Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are taking new leadership roles this spring as colleagues have resigned or plan to retire at year's end.

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Back in GOP, LaNasa to run for NC Senate
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:01pm.

Justin LaNasa is back in the Republican Party and running for office again. He switched back to the GOP in July, according to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, and today filed to run for the 9th District NC Senate seat Thom Goolsby is leaving.

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Profanity-laced recording of Sen. Rabon's meeting cited in death of puppy mill bill
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:54pm.

videoState Senate leaders said Monday they plan to kill legislation that would regulate so-called puppy mills in North Carolina after an audiotape leaked of a top Republican senator criticizing the bill and the House lawmakers who passed it last year.

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Michael Lee to run again for NC Senate, gets Goolsby's support
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 4:47pm.

videoWe now know at least one candidate running for the Republican nomination for the 9th District NC Senate seat. Five days after Thom Goolsby shocked many in the GOP by announcing he will not seek reelection a man he once defeated will run to replace him.

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A familiar face declares candidacy for NC Senate District 9
Submitted by Christina Anthony on Sat, 01/11/2014 - 8:28pm.

videoThe day after Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) announced he will not seek a third term in the North Carolina Senate, a familiar face declared her candidacy for the office.

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Goolsby won't seek reelection to NC Senate
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 4:57pm.

video Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) will not seek a third term in the North Carolina Senate. Goolsby says he wants to spend more time with his two young daughters and on his Wilmington law practice.

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