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3 NC Republicans vie for chance to oust Rep. McIntyre

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Republicans see North Carolina's 7th Congressional District as a prime opportunity to extend their party's majority in the US House by unseating veteran lawmaker Mike McIntyre, among the most conservative Democrats in Washington. Full story...
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McCrory unveils NC public education platform

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Pat McCrory's roadmap for public school improvements if he's elected North Carolina governor includes familiar stops from his 2008 campaign and builds on current initiatives. Full story...
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Michelle Obama to speak at NC A&T graduation

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Michelle Obama will speak at three college graduation ceremonies this spring, including two in key general election battleground states. Full story...
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7th District GOP Congressional candidates square off in debate

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video From healthcare to immigration to term limits, GOP congressional candidates Randy Crow, Ilario Pantano and David Rouzer voiced their views. Full story...
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New method to stop forced annexation blocked

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video The fight over forced annexation in North Carolina continues, after a judge struck down a law giving property owners a voice in the process. Full story...
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School board member upset over loss of web domain

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video A New Hanover County School Board member has learned what could happen if you let a domain expire. Elizabeth Redenbaugh discovered she could not re-register her website because someone else owned it. She was surprised to find out who the new owner is. Full story...
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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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