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McCrory announces transportation funding overhaul

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Gov. Pat McCrory wants a new transportation funding model that directs more money to projects that he says will grow North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Commission agenda includes resolutions to reprimand Berger

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videoThe agenda for Monday's New Hanover County Commission meeting released today gives a look at resolutions commissioners will use to reprimand Brian Berger. Full story...
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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Full story...
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Bill to change NC redistricting has many sponsors

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House Republicans and Democrats backing changes to how legislative and congressional districts are drawn every ten years say their proposal would create fair maps no matter which party is in power in North Carolina. Full story...
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Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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NC official: MetLife breaks could shut out others

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North Carolina business recruiters say a whopping package of about $100 million in state and local incentives to get MetLife Inc. to move 2,600 jobs to North Carolina could stall benefits for other companies or force lawmakers to loosen the rules. Full story...
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NC funds for private student grants debate revs up

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The debate on providing North Carolina taxpayer dollars to help parents pay for private school is heating up again, although one fight was seemingly settled two years ago. Full story...
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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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At 100 days, McCrory enters new policy phase

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory seems to have found his footing within state government after more than three months in office. The question is whether voters and Republican colleagues at the General Assembly will continue to like where he stands. Full story...
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Charlotte gets latitude on taxes for NFL stadium

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Legislators have given final approval to let the city of Charlotte use current area hotel and prepared food and beverage taxes to assist with upgrades the Carolina Panthers want for Bank of America Stadium. Full story...
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