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McIntyre, Fudge celebrate black history month

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videoA congressman and the leader of the black caucus came together Sunday for the 17th annual black history month commemoration. Full story...
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Sen. Soles won't get award after all

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videoA Monday event in Whiteville honoring former state Sen. R.C. Soles, D-Columbus, has been canceled, Carolina Journal has learned. According to a man associated with the event who did not want to be identified, Soles decided Thursday to cancel the event awarding the Order of the Long Leaf Pine after Soles learned that CJ had been unable to find any record showing that former Gov. Bev Perdue approved the award. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory administrations struggles to answer questions about DENR chief

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videoThe McCrory administration is having trouble answering questions about its new Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Unemployed challenge state leaders to live off $350 a week

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videoSome political activists want some state leaders to put their money where their mouth is. At a rally in Wilmington today the group said the governor and other Republican leaders should try to live on the amount they want the state to pay the unemployed. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs more meth penalties

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Additional penalties for people who make methamphetamine in North Carolina or possess a key ingredient in making it have been approved by a House committee. Full story...
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Rabon bill would mean sweeping changes to state boards, commissions

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video If a bill in the state Senate becomes law, there will be some big changes on state boards and commissions, including the NC Utilities Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission. The bill proposes dismissing members of the bodies, and letting the governor and Republican-led legislature appoint new members. Full story...
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Postal Service announces unilateral plan to end Saturday mail delivery

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video The US Postal Service isn't waiting any longer for permission from Congress to quit delivering mail on Saturdays. It says it's going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery in August. Full story...
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NC bill would create new vocational HS diplomas

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A new bill working its way through the North Carolina legislature would create new high school graduation requirements focusing on vocational training to help graduating students not headed to college to get jobs. Full story...
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Panel OKs tougher funeral protest penalties in NC

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Criminal penalties for people who disrupt a funeral or memorial service would get tougher under a bill approved by a House judiciary committee. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs amendment on landowner rights

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The North Carolina House has resumed its effort to get a constitutional amendment on the ballot that makes clear governments can't condemn someone's private property solely for private economic development. Full story...
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