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McCrory campaign takes ire over NC ad to FCC

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Republican Pat McCrory's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to force television stations to stop airing a commercial about his connections to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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Run-off for primary races slated for July 17

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The May 8 primary decided all the match-ups for local political races in our area in November's general election, but for a handful of statewide races where a winner was not decided, a second primary will be held July 17. Full story...
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McCrory wants NC governor's race ad off the air

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is demanding television stations stop running a commercial bankrolled by the Democratic Governors Association, arguing it made false claims about his activities linked to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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Saffo: Senate votes against annexation 'unfortunate, unfair'

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video After the state Senate voted to stop forced annexation, we wanted to hear from Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo about the city's plan. Today we finally tracked him down. Full story...
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Jurors in Edwards trial will resume talks Monday

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Jurors deliberating in John Edwards' campaign corruption trial are going home for the weekend and will resume their discussions Monday. Full story...
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Democrats' group paying for anti-McCrory ad in NC

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The Democratic Governors Association is bankrolling a television ad in North Carolina markets critical of Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory and his involvement in a Charlotte-based lending and real estate business. Full story...
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Senate votes deal big blow to forced annexation

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video Forced annexation took a hit today in the North Carolina Senate. One bill repealed the annexation of Monkey Junction. Another puts annexation in the hands of voters. Full story...
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NC speaker OKs payments to resigning staffers

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House Speaker Thom Tillis is defending payments to two high-level staff members who resigned because of inappropriate relationships with lobbyists. Full story...
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Final arguments made in John Edwards trial

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Defense attorneys for John Edwards are saying in their closing arguments that the former presidential candidate committed sins but did not commit any crimes. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 seek pardons from Perdue

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video Ten North Carolina youths sent to prison in the 1970s who became known as the Wilmington 10 are seeking pardons of innocence from Gov. Bev Perdue before she leaves office this year. Full story...
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Charlotte seeks AG ruling on amendment, benefits

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Charlotte city leaders are asking the state attorney general to decide whether it's OK to offer same-sex partner benefits in light of the constitutional amendment that defines marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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SC GOP volunteers head north to NC help party

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orth Carolina's Republican Party is getting a little help from its friends. South Carolina GOP Chairman Chad Connelly says he's pledging 1,000 volunteers to work phones, knock on doors and register voters in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Legislature returns to work, met by protesters

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The North Carolina Legislature is opening its budget-adjusting session by getting right to work on closing this year's Medicaid shortfall and considering changes to annexation and gambling laws. Full story...
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NC bill supports compensation for eugenics victims

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State legislators have filed a bill recommending that people forcibly sterilized decades ago in North Carolina get $50,000 each. Full story...
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