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NC lawmakers discuss federal health care law

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Democrats in the North Carolina Senate are asking why the state should spend anything in these grave financial times to join a court challenge of the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

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videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way. Full story...
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Three defeated Dems sue over campaign ads

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Three former state Senate Democrats are suing their successful opponents and the Republican Party over campaign ads. Full story...
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Lawmakers ready to debate money-saving plan

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Senate Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration turn in some money it uses to lure companies to build or expand in North Carolina so it can help close next year's budget. Full story...
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NC Senate panel to debate charter school cap bill

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A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Goolsby takes Senate oath

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Thom Goolsby replaces Democrat Julia Boseman, who decided last year not to seek reelection. Full story...
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Basnight leaving NC Senate for health reasons

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North Carolina's most powerful state senator for the past 18 years is resigning from the chamber, rather than remaining in the Senate for one more term as he previously announced. Full story...
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Onslow's Brown to run Senate Commerce Committee

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North Carolina Senate Republicans continue to fill committee leadership posts for the new legislative session next month. Full story...
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Rucho gets nod as NC Senate redistricting chairman

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A Mecklenburg County senator is the choice of Republicans to lead the North Carolina Senate's efforts to draw new legislative and congressional districts in 2011. Full story...
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Rabon elected Republican Freshman Senate Leader

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Senator-Elect Bill Rabon was unanimously elected Freshman Leader by the 13 freshmen Republican Senators-Elect at the recent Republican Senate Caucus meeting in Raleigh. Full story...
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VOTE 2010: Redwine - campaign cash reports 'administrative foul-up'

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State Senate candidate David Redwine says his campaign's financial reports clearly include "an administrative foul-up," which accounts for reports of cash donations larger than the legally-allowed amount. Full story...
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Candidate profile: 8th District Senate candidate David Redwine

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video The race to take over R.C. Soles's 8th District Senate seat started smoothly, but as Election Day nears the battle for that seat is heating up. Last night we met Republican Bill Rabon. Tonight we meet David Redwine, the man trying to keep the seat on the Democratic side of the aisle in Raleigh. Full story...
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Candidate profile: 8th District Senate candidate Bill Rabon

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videoFor the first time in decades, the 8th Senate District will have a new voice in Raleigh. For 34 years that seat has been filled by Democrat R.C. Soles, who is retiring. The battle to replace him is between Democrat David Redwine and Republican Bill Rabon. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. candidates discuss hot topics

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video Time is ticking and elections are just days away. New Hanover County held not just one or two forums but three different forums. Senate, school board and county commission candidates had one last chance to make their pitches to voters. Full story...
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Candidate profile: 9th District Senate candidate Thom Goolsby

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video Republican Thom Goolsby is one of the better known attorneys in town. The 14-year resident of Wilmington says he could not stand on the sideline anymore, as the politicians in Raleigh continue to put North Carolina in a bad spot. Full story...
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