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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:27pm.

videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.

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Richardson asks lawmakers to help renovate stadium
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:20pm.

videoCarolina Panthers' owner Jerry Richardson is asking state lawmakers to help finance a stadium upgrade. Richardson told lawmakers in Raleigh on Wednesday that he would like $62 million in state aid along with state approval for $144 million in higher local taxes.

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NC bill could mean prison time for topless women
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:17pm.

North Carolina lawmakers are moving closer to a change in state law that could send women to prison for going topless in public.

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NC health chief: Agency is getting fixed
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 1:13pm.

The new chief of North Carolina's embattled health department says Medicaid reform and improving computer systems are her top two priorities.

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MARKING HISTORY: Edward Dudley; Carolina's first governor elected by the people
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 6:42pm.

North Carolinians didn't always have the right to vote for the governor of their state. The first time they got that right, they chose a Wilmington man.

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ONLY ON 3: Southport Alderman reconsider city's film policies
Submitted by Jayne Dees on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 4:54pm.

video As Southport gets set for its starring role in "Safe Haven," city leaders are reconsidering how to handle any future movie shoots. The debate comes after some residents were not happy with some of the impacts of "Safe Haven" shooting around town last summer.

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Fort Hood hero Munley says Obama 'betrayed' her, other victims
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:20am.

videoThree years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of.

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McCrory opposes state run health exchange
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:59am.

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he does not think the state is ready to run health exchanges called for in the Affordable Care Act.

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Medical marijuana boosters rally at NC legislature
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:55am.

North Carolina medical marijuana advocates are poised to rally outside the Legislature in support of a legalization bill.

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Davis measuring support for beach smoking ban
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 9:23am.

video Rep. Ted Davis is assessing support within legislation for a bill to give New Hanover Co. beach towns the power to enforce smoking bans on the beaches.

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