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Tillis: NC gay marriage ban likely to be reversed

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Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation. Full story...
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Most school districts won't add 5 extra days

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video North Carolina public school officials are overriding a requirement for 185 classroom days after local school districts complained about the extra costs to operate buses and buildings. Full story...
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Experts on both sides of gay marriage debate square off in forum

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Experts on both sides of the gay marriage debate in North Carolina are squaring off on the same stage for what may be the last time before a May 8 vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex unions. Full story...
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Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young

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Prosecutors have asked the federal judge overseeing the upcoming criminal trial of John Edwards to limit how much evidence can be introduced from the recent legal fight over ownership of a sex tape featuring the former candidate. Full story...
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Romney says he's no Etch A Sketch, is conservative

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Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is trying to shake accusations that he's an inconsistent conservative after a top adviser compared him to an Etch A Sketch toy. Full story...
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Bishops: Obama comment on NC amendment regrettable

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North Carolina's two Roman Catholic bishops say they're disappointed with President Obama's opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

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Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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NAACP cautions NC counties on voter ID legislation

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North Carolina's largest civil rightsorganization is cautioning county governments not to try and enact local versions of a voter identification bill vetoed last year by Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Etheridge wants to continue career of service as governor

It's been two years since Bob Etheridge lost his bid for an eighth term in the US House of Representatives. Now the former Congressman, state legislator and Superintendent for Public Instruction has his sights set on elected office again as he hopes to win the Democratic nomination for governor.

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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington council considers electric car charging stations in parking deck

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video Electric cars used to seem like something of the future, but the future is now, and more folks around the nation and locally are buying hybrid and electric cars. The City of Wilmington and Progress Energy are teaming up to encourage more folks to get plugged in. Full story...
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North Carolina gets passing grade on corruption risk

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video The grades are in for the year-long State Integrity investigation looking at the risk of corruption across the United States. Several of the 50 states received an F. Not one scored an A. The Tar Heel State fell in the middle. Full story...
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