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McCrory releases exempt position count in NC

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is providing more information about workers in his administration not subject to the same job protections as most state government employees. Full story...
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NC government responding to federal shutdown

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Potentially thousands of North Carolina state workers will be sent home or see hour and pay reductions as the federal government enters a partial shutdown because of the spending showdown between President Obama and Congress. Full story...
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NC DHHS employee got big check after month on job

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Embattled North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos approved a $37,227 lump sum payment to her chief of staff, a former lobbyist who departed after working only one month on the job. Full story...
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McCrory, NC Senate leader on TV ads to push agenda

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North Carolina Republicans and their allies are pushing back against critics this summer by spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on television ads and other media trying to promote their policies. Full story...
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Brian Berger releases statement on his return to the New Hanover County Commission

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video Brian Berger statement regarding Judge Gale issued Order, dated September 5, 2013: "I'm grateful to have been reinstated to the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners I was elected to and continuing to fulfill the public service and civic obligation that compelled me to sacrifice so much for the greater good. Full story...
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Governor defends staffing choices

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videoGovernor Pat McCrory has come under fire for staffing choices he's made in the last several weeks. Last month the Governor promoted two men, in their twenties, who served as aides during his campaign to the Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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Governor announces school safety task force

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videoFriday morning at Hoggard High School, Governor Pat McCrory announced a new task force as part of the Center for Safer Schools. The task force will not only focus on security in schools, but student's mental health as well. It will be comprised of 20 people including students, parents, mental health workers, teachers, and law enforcement. Full story...
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Governor McCrory announces Safer Schools Task Force at Hoggard

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory accepted the Center for Safer Schools 2013 Report from Department of Public Safety Secretary Frank L. Perry today. Full story...
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Lee Controls to create 77 jobs in Brunswick Co.

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videoLee Controls, LLC is a world-class manufacturer of round rail products. The company produces precision linear motion components, including linear precision balls, ceramic, and Teflon® bearings, pillow blocks, and accessories such as carriage locks, carriage plates, and ball screws. Full story...
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Governor McCrory stopping by the Cape Fear area

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Governor Pat McCrory will be visiting schools in the Cape Fear Area tomorrow. Full story...
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UPDATED: General Assembly overrides Gov. McCrory's vetoes; Governor disappointed

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video The legislation requires drug-testing for welfare recipients and creates a wider exemption for employers to calculate whether they must access a federal database to determine the legal status of new hires. Full story...
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NC lawmakers returning to decide on veto overrides

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videoThe North Carolina General Assembly is returning to work to consider whether to override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
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McCrory may benefit from vetoes no matter outcome

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videoThe North Carolina legislature returns to Raleigh on Tuesday to determine whether it will override Gov. Pat McCrory's first two vetoes. Full story...
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Farmers, sheriffs try to influence NC veto outcome

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Farmers and sheriffs are trying to influence North Carolina legislators before they consider a veto next week on a bill involving a federal database to ensure that new employees can legally work in the country. Full story...
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Jobs for highly-paid McCrory staffers never posted

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Gov. Pat McCrory says two 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were advertised or that other applicants were considered. Full story...
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