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NC Senate panel sets 1st marker for fracking laws

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A North Carolina legislative panel offers a proposed law that would bar a natural gas drilling method called fracking for more than two years while regulations are being developed. Full story...
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Still not in race, Rouzer gets key endorsement

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He still has not filed to run, but Congressional candidate David Rouzer picked up a key endorsement. NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger threw his support behind Rouzer today. Full story...
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NC Senate panel recommends changes after Irene

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A North Carolina legislative committee responding to the effects of Hurricane Irene and preparing for future storms has made several recommendations but no appeal for additional funds for the recovery. Full story...
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Sen. Stevens of Cary won't seek re-election

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One of the chief-budget writers in the North Carolina Senate will not seek re-election, saying it's time to move to another chapter in his life. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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NC Senator's replacement will only serve one year

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A Cleveland County printing company president is ready to join the North Carolina Senate, although only for a year. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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NC Senate goes 6-for-6 on overriding Perdue vetoes

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The North Carolina Senate has made quick work of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes by voting to override all six that had been returned to the chamber since June. Full story...
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NC Senate considers overrides as session resumes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cranking up again to draw new political boundaries for the next decade, but the Senate is focusing first on Gov. Bev Perdue's recent vetoes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill passes senate

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Castle Hayne is a step closer to becoming a town. The North Carolina Senate this afternoon approved a bill to let voters decide whether to incorporate. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation clears Senate vote

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The state Senate is one vote away from helping open the door for Castle Hayne to become New Hanover County's fifth incorporated area. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative OK to budget bill

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a state government spending plan for next year that Democrats claim will harm public education and health care programs for the poor. Full story...
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Topsail recall bill passes Senate

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The North Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill that would let voters in Topsail Beach recall town leaders. Full story...
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NC Senate head: Jobless funds standoff continues

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The leader of the North Carolina Senate says there's no change in the political faceoff with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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Senate approves new communication technology rules

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New rules governing how North Carolina towns and cities can offer broadband, television and telephone services has received tentative approval in the state Senate. Full story...
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