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Hagan hosts 'conversations' with constituents in Brunswick Co. next week

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Sen. Kay Hagan will host "Conversations with Kay" in Brunswick County next week. Full story...
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Legislature awaits Perdue decisions on bills

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The North Carolina General Assembly is playing a waiting game with Gov. Bev Perdue and her responses to three significant bills on her desk as they prepare to leave town, possibly for the rest of the year. Full story...
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NC sea level calculation bill protested

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Another version of a bill that controls how North Carolina prepares for climate change along the coast is almost finished. Full story...
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No suit filed on Democrats' ad questioning McCrory

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North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory won't sue outside political groups for a commercial last month questioning his links to a Charlotte company because the ad is no longer on TV. Full story...
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NC panel wants more workers to talk on DOT letters

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A North Carolina senator wants to hear from more state employees before deciding how to respond to Gov. Bev Perdue's administration officials changing letters from a Department of Transportation executive without his approval. Full story...
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Organizers change venue for Democrats' celebration

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Organizers of a celebration scheduled to kick off the Democratic National Convention are moving the Labor Day event from Charlotte Motor Speedway to the city's uptown. Full story...
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THE RANT: City leaders dodge questions, viewers sound off

Three days later, and still no response from Wilmington city leaders who did not want to answer our questions about the ballpark plan and other issues. That has lots of you sounding off as well.

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NC NAACP president to keynote Wilmington 10 rally

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Rev. William Barber, president of the NC State Conference of the NAACP, will be the keynote speaker during the first Faith Community Rally in Support of Pardons of Innocence for The Wilmington 10 tomorrow. Full story...
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Sen. Burr honored in Wrightsville Beach; talks about upcoming elections

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videoSen. Richard Burr was in Wrightsville Beach Sunday night to receive the NC Association of Broadcasters Distinguished Service Award. Although he was there to be honored, he had much more than that on his mind. One of the issues at the top of the list: the elections in November. Full story...
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Dalton, McCrory face off for first time

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videoNorth Carolina is just five months away from electing a new governor, and both men vying for the job are working hard to get your vote. Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory faced off in their first debate Saturday. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Rielle Hunter on Edwards' affair: 'I believed I could help him'

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video Why did Rielle Hunter accept an invitation from John Edwards, a married man, to join him in his hotel room one fateful day in 2006? ABC's Chris Cuomo has an interview with Rielle Hunter tonight on "20/20" at 10 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3. Get a preview, including video and a slideshow of family photos here! Full story...
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Senate approves fracking bill, sent to governor

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Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Governor Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK

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The North Carolina Legislature has agreed to a state government spending plan for next year that's now heading to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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High court throws out FCC indecency policy

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The Supreme Court has thrown out fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television. Full story...
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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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