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Perdue aide speaks to NC Senate panel over letters

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A senior adviser to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says he regrets how changes to letters under a Department of Transportation executive's signature were handled, but he says there was no attempt to deliberately mislead lawmakers. Full story...
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No money for eugenics compensation in budget, local victim not giving up hope

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video Compensation for victims of the North Carolina eugenics program was cut from next year’s budget. Victims of forced sterilization were supposed to get $50,000 each after a panel approved a $10 million compensation package. Full story...
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Braves/Mandalay want $50K fine per day if stadium is late

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An initial lease proposed by the Atlanta Braves and operating partner Mandalay Baseball has some Wilmington City Council members laughing. Full story...
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NC sea level calculation bill hits snag in House

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A bill to regulate how North Carolina accounts for climate change along the coast could be dead for this session. Full story...
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Hagan says amendment will help farmers get info they need

US Senator Kay Hagan is back to work in Washington today after passage of her amendment to the Farm Bill yesterday. She spoke to WWAY via satellite. Her "Plain Language" amendment will help farmers get information they need.

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City budget passes in unanimous vote

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City council unanimously approved next year's budget in a second reading. Full story...
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City council approves fee on runners

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City council unanimously approved a fee for runners who participate in city races. It also approved a fee schedule. Full story...
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NC Senate panel wants more info on highway letter

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A Senate committee is investigating a letter that a senator received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation about funding for two highway toll projects that turned out to be false. Full story...
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Berger, Davis feud as New Hanover commission updates travel policy

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in spotlight. Berger and Commission Chair Ted Davis, both Republicans, had a heated exchange at this morning's county commission meeting. Full story...
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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NC House approves fracking bill

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The North Carolina House has approved a form of natural gas drilling critics say will contaminate groundwater. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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NC Senate gives final approval to its budget plan

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The Senate and House have now approved competing budget bills for North Carolina state government for the coming year. The Senate on Thursday completed the final required votes for a proposed $20 billion plan, approving the Republican-developed proposal on a party-line vote. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget

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video Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...
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