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NC Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers

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A North Carolina Democratic Party leader has asked the State Board of Elections to investigate inaccuracies in voter registration application mailers sent by a conservative-leaning advocacy group. Full story...
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Tillis draws foreign policy focus in NC Senate ad

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U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is continuing to try to shift the emphasis in his race against Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan to foreign policy in a new television commercial. Full story...
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Vos: System for investigating deaths 'underfunded'

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State Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos says North Carolina's system for investigating suspicious deaths has been "chronically understaffed and underfunded." Full story...
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Catlin, Jordan to debate tonight on WWAYTV3.com

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videoThe fall campaign season is upon us. Tonight, candidates for NC House District 20 will meet for a debate sponsored by WWAY and WHQR. Full story...
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Linamar Corp. adding 125 auto parts jobs in NC

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An auto parts manufacturer is being offered $1.4 million in incentives to add 125 North Carolina jobs that pay average salaries lower than the local average. Full story...
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Graham appearing with NC Senate hopeful Tillis

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The cavalcade of notable Republicans helping Thom Tillis' U.S. Senate campaign in North Carolina now includes Sen. Lindsey Graham. South Carolina's senior senator planned an appearance with Tillis on Friday afternoon in Charlotte to discuss national security issues. President Barack Obama's military actions against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria are a likely topic. Full story...
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Autism insurance in NC subject of pro-Tillis ad

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An group that says it's not required to disclose donors is spending another $2 million on television ads promoting U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis by highlighting his support for requiring insurance coverage for autism disorders. Full story...
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McCrory's $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

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videoThere are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory's plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction. Full story...
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Anti-Hagan group holding rallies this week in NC

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A conservative fiscal watchdog group is holding more than a dozen meetings across North Carolina this week seeking to build opposition to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as she seeks re-election in November. The "Call Out Kay" tour by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity began Monday, with stops scheduled in Asheville, Hickory and Greensboro. They say they will have nationally-known guests at several rallies, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and national AFP head Tim Phillips. Full story...
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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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More NC ads from Hagan and allies, Koch group

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More ads are filling North Carolina's airwaves in the US Senate race, considered one of the most expensive in the country. Full story...
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Brian Berger released from jail

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

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North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. 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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Teen's death sparks pickup debate

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videoState troopers continue investigating the vehicle from the crash that killed one teenager and injured seven others. Now, we're asking legislators what they think about North Carolina's law concerning passengers riding in the beds of trucks. Full story...
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