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Bill stops NC cities, counties from pop limits

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Some legislators say just because New York wants to ban supersized sodas and other sugary drinks doesn't mean North Carolina cities and counties can try it, too. Full story...
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Brunswick teacher rallies against school performance bills

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videoThe Brunswick County Board of Education got a lesson on new bills in Raleigh that would grade schools based on performance grades. Teachers feel they would be penalized and could lose pay under the system. Full story...
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Commission's tactic to remove Berger last worked in 1935

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a history of run-ins with his fellow commissioners. It appears after last night's meeting they have finally had their fill. Now they're moving to censure him and remove him from office after a 40-minute public argument. That run-in may have been one of Berger's last thanks to a little-known law. Full story...
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Republican Rouzer readies for repeat run for Congress

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video Just months after losing a tight race for Congress, Republican David Rouzer is ready to run again. Rouzer says he's better known now, which should make another campaign easier. Full story...
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Commissioners vote to begin process to remove Berger from office

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"I'm not crazy" – New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's outraged declaration Monday night set the tone for a lengthy board discussion that ended with a formal move toward Berger's removal from elected office. Full story...
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Group says pending bills could impact voting rights

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video As many as 2.5 million people voted early in North Carolina during last year's presidential elections, but one group believes that number could soon be significantly less because of a series of voting laws working their way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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McCrory appointee raised $106,000 for campaign

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A newly sworn-in North Carolina Board of Transportation member raised more than $100,000 for Gov. Pat McCrory's 2012 campaign. Full story...
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Judge says worker not guilty of sweepstakes charge

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A judge's ruling in a Catawba County sweepstakes cafe case is giving hope to operators in their battle to stay open in North Carolina. Full story...
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Sponsor of NC religion resolution apologizes

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One of the North Carolina legislators who sponsored a resolution declaring the state can make its own laws about religion without involvement from the federal government and courts is apologizing for any embarrassment to his community and state. Full story...
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Running late, two trips through security forces Berger to miss meeting

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger showed up to the Government Center for today's agenda review meeting about ten minutes after the meeting began. Full story...
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