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Goolsby discusses bill to repeal Racial Justice Act

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby vowed to end the de facto moratorium on the death penalty in North Carolina. Goolsby said District Attorneys statewide have called on him to try to repeal the Racial Justice Act. His proposal would completely repeal the law. Full story...
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Indicted video poker exec gave to McCrory, NC GOP

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he has given to charity campaign cash received from a video poker operator facing racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering charges in Florida. Full story...
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Sen. Goolsby files bill to end 'de facto moratorium' on death penalty

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videoThe process for executing those sentenced to death in North Carolina would be streamlined under legislation presented in the NC General Assembly. Full story...
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NC House committee hears more about voter ID

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Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don't necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification. Full story...
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Burr bill extends coverage for Lejeune toxic water

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videoA US senator from North Carolina has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Town Council votes to rezone for waste site

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videoEmotions ran high during a town meeting in Carolina Beach where leaders voted to rezone a residential area for a waste disposal site. Full story...
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Some in Wrightsville Beach say there's no room to park at Joe's

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videoA restaurant wanting to build at Johnnie Mercer's Pier is causing some controversy among Wrightsville Beach residents and business owners. Full story...
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NC House backs "Kilah's Law" on abuse penalties

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North Carolina House members agree convicted child abusers should receive longer sentences for their violent actions. Full story...
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Goolsby bill seeks open government rule violation as crime

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videoA lawmaker's effort to make it a criminal misdemeanor for an official to violate North Carolina's public records and open meetings laws faces an uphill climb in the state Senate after committee members and local government lobbyists objected. Full story...
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McIntyre finance reporting is targeted

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videoThe NC Republican Party says US Rep. Mike McIntyre violated campaign finance reporting laws by failing to file reports on time and not disclosing individual donor contributions, according to a complaint letter. Full story...
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