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Pat McCrory

Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory announces 25-year transportation vision; says it may help film

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video Gov. Pat McCrory made a stop in the Port City today to announce a 25-year vision for the state's transportation. Full story...
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Governor to unveil transportation vision in Wilmington

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videoGov. Pat McCrory will unveil his vision for transportation tomorrow during a statewide tour that starts in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local film industry reacts to McCrory's statement

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he will not be calling lawmakers back to Raleigh for legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session. This could mean curtains for the film industry. Full story...
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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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McCrory aims to stump for Tillis in US Senate race

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he plans to do anything he can to help fellow Republican Thom Tillis' election campaign for the U.S. Senate in November, and will campaign for state legislators as time allows. McCrory said Tuesday he's planning to actively campaign for Tillis. The governor noted he endorsed the top lawmaker in the state House before the Republican primary election in May. Full story...
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McCrory to let NC coal ash regulation become law

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't sign new regulations on Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pits that he's suggested include an unconstitutional provision. McCrory said in a statement Tuesday he'll allow the legislation to become law next week without his approval. Full story...
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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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McCrory asked not to defend NC gay marriage ban

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Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices. Full story...
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McCrory appoints lawyer to NC Appeals Court

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Winston-Salem lawyer to a vacant seat on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. McCrory's office announced Monday the governor appointed Richard Dietz to the appeals court bench. Full story...
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McCrory: Coal ash commission violates constitution

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he will likely sign a coal ash cleanup bill approved last week by the North Carolina Legislature into law, even though he suggested a key provision violates the state Constitution. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory appoints Bell to NC Court of Appeals

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Charlotte judge to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Special Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell will fill the seat of outgoing Chief Appeals Judge John Martin, who retired August 1. She will serve on the court through December 31. Full story...
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NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. Full story...
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NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

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North Carolina's legislature has gone home for good after wrapping up their two-year session. The Senate completed work Wednesday evening by approving a compromise with the House on cleaning up coal ash ponds and a bill on unemployment insurance records and adjourned. Full story...
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