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Sunny skies draw big crowd to Azalea Festival Parade

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videoThousands of people lined the streets of downtown Wilmington Saturday for the Azalea Festival Parade, and it was a parade of princesses. Full story...
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McCrory appointee raised $106,000 for campaign

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A newly sworn-in North Carolina Board of Transportation member raised more than $100,000 for Gov. Pat McCrory's 2012 campaign. Full story...
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McCrory signs Monkey Junction tax bill into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into a law an exemption that will keep residents in Monkey Junction from having to pay property taxes to the City of Wilmington. Full story...
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McCrory offers plan to privatize NC Medicaid risk

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's administration wants to privatize North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid program to hold down the spiraling costs of delivering health care for the elderly and disabled. Full story...
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Country singer to reign over Azalea Festival, McCrory to lead parade

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videoThe granddaughter of a Hollywood legend making a name for herself in Nashville, will reign over this year's Azalea Festival. Jennifer Wayne, the granddaughter of John Wayne will serve as Queen Azalea, festival organizers announced this morning. Full story...
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StarNews: Gov. McCrory kicks off festival season among Azalea belles

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videoCurlicues bounced high from the heads of Azalea belles in the capital city Thursday as Gov. Pat McCrory signaled the official start of Wilmington's revered festival season. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commission chair asks Berger to resign; Berger says no

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video At a news conference this afternoon, the chair of the New Hanover County Commission echoed an earlier e-mail and called for Commissioner Brian Berger to resign. White says it came after a series of strange behavior by Berger, including an encounter with the governor yesterday. Full story...
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Gov. McCory's budget cuts have teacher assistants fighting for their jobs

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video Teacher assistants around the state are fighting to keep their jobs after Governor Pat McCrory announced cutting jobs in his budget plan. Full story...
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McCrory's budget plan draws mixed reviews during Wilmington visit

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videoGov. Pat McCrory today made his first trip to the Port City since taking office in January. His visit comes one day after he announced his budget plan for the next two years, which CFCC says will take a bite out of a signature program. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory discusses jobs in our area, budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory made his first visit to Wilmington since taking office. He discussed job development in the region and the budget plan he announced yesterday, including how it would impact the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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McCrory budget proposal would cripple CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoGovernor McCrory unveiled his state budget proposal today and it doesn't bode well for Cape Fear Community College's Marine Tech program. The proposal only allocates $344,000 to the program, only half of what it takes to operate on an annual basis. Full story...
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McCrory stresses reserves in 1st NC budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's first two-year budget proposal for North Caroilna state government is heavy on setting aside money for emergencies, building repairs and Medicaid and light on creating new programs. Full story...
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NC's Bill of Rights copy takes rare bow in public

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North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights - once stolen but only recently recovered - has made a brief public appearance at the old Capitol building where historians say a Union soldier likely took it as the Civil War ended. Full story...
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Indicted video poker exec gave to McCrory, NC GOP

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash received from a video poker operator facing racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering charges in Florida. Full story...
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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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