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Student prayer rights bill passes NC Senate

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Legislation meant to clarify when and how student-led prayers are allowed in public schools has passed the North Carolina Senate. Full story...
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NC House panel passes idea to limit budget growth

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A popular idea among conservatives to attempt to limit the growth of government spending has been approved in a North Carolina legislative committee despite arguments it could hurt the state's ability to borrow money cheaply. Full story...
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NC NAACP says Monday demonstrations will continue

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The leader of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his group will continue its series of weekly protests on Monday at the state legislature. Full story...
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NC's first lady speaks up on dog breeding

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North Carolina's low-profile first lady has stepped into public political advocacy in state government for the first time. Full story...
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City, CFPUA differ on how to close books on 2006 sewer issue

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video After five years of work to improve public utilities, the CFPUA is looking to move forward with the EPA's approval. But to move forward it must correct problems made under the City of Wilmington's watch prior to CFPUA's 2008 takeover. Full story...
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NC House wants voters to decide on leaders' limits

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The North Carolina House wants voters to decide whether to limit how long people can serve as the General Assembly's top leaders. Full story...
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NC employees' group balks at gov't worker changes

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Republican lawmakers are willing to help Gov. Pat McCrory change laws determining how state government employees are managed, hired and fired. Full story...
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Repeal of literacy test headed to NC House floor

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A bipartisan group of North Carolina lawmakers want to repeal a portion of the state constitution linked to the days of white supremacy. Full story...
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NC Senate bill requires abortion education

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A bill requiring North Carolina's health instructors to teach students that abortions cause premature births in later pregnancies is headed to the Senate floor. Full story...
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City Council grants extension for Convention Center hotel developer

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videoWilmington City Council has granted another extension for the company developing a hotel to be built next to the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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