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NC House members reject keeping lottery winner info private

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A General Assembly committee has rejected legislation proposing the North Carolina Education Lottery keep hidden from the public the names of winners of significant prizes. Full story...
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Community college scholarships OK'd by NC House panel

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North Carolina high school students with strong grades could receive free community college tuition in a bill that's cleared its first legislative hurdle. Full story...
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McCrory urges strong federal partner on road needs

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Gov. Pat McCrory has told Congress the federal government must be a strong and reliable partner with North Carolina and other states to improve roads and other transportation infrastructure. Full story...
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Southport Alderman Meezie Childs dies

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A member of the Southport Board of Aldermen has died. According to her obituary, Mary Louise "Meezie" Herring Childs, 71, died Sunday. Full story...
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NC lawmakers delay confirmation discussion after ruling

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North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll delay the confirmation process for several of Gov. Pat McCrory's choices to government positions because of a court ruling involving appointment powers. Full story...
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Wilmington MPO transportation draft shows more bike paths

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videoA draft of the 20 year transportation plan for the Wilmington area shows more bike paths. The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization presented a draft of their 20 year plan to the New Hanover County Commissioners Monday. Along with bridges, roadway and freight improvements, the plan included several multi-use path projects. Full story...
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H2Go: General Assembly can't flush us

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videoH2Go, which provides water to northern Brunswick County, is reminding state lawmakers they cannot dissolve the utility, even as a petition by area residents tries to do just that. Full story...
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UPDATE: Meeting on tax for extra downtown services brings many opinions

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videoAfter years of talk, downtown Wilmington could soon have a new way to enhance the area. Some business leaders want to create what's called a municipal service district downtown. Full story...
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Amusement ride bill has NC State Fair accident in mind

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videoA 2013 accident at the North Carolina State Fair is the catalyst for a bill increasing fines and the seriousness of criminal counts against those who operate carnival rides in an unlawful manner. Full story...
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Budget 1st test to see if NC lawmakers back reforms

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Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director says recommendations from a government reform study inserted in the governor's two-year spending proposal ultimately won't be successful unless the state makes efficiency a permanent objective. Full story...
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