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New Hanover Commissioners cancel Feb. 4 meeting

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A lack of agenda items has led New Hanover County Commissioners to cancel their next regular meeting scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4. That means the commissioners' Agenda Review meeting scheduled for Thursdayis also canceled. Full story...
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Lorrie Dollar named NC public safety agency deputy

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An attorney who worked in then-Gov. Jim Martin's administration in the 1980s is returning to North Carolina state government as a top leader in the Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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NC justices side with lawmakers on map disclosures

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The North Carolina state Supreme Court has sided with legislative leaders who withheld certain information received from state-funded private attorneys about redistricting maps in 2011, ruling that those documents can be confidential. Full story...
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NC lawmaker wants benefit changes to start in July

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A North Carolina state legislator steering an unemployment insurance overhaul bill says the proposal would take effect in July, even though federal emergency jobless benefits for tens of thousands of people could be curtailed in the process. Full story...
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McCrory says he backs wind farms off NC coast

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video Gov. Pat McCrory is telling the Obama administration that he supports plans that could one day see wind turbine towers poking out of the Atlantic Ocean miles off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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NC AG wants to expand investigative grand juries

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North Carolina's attorney general is again seeking the power for prosecutors to call investigative grand juries for public corruption cases, saying the tool makes it easier to look into cases involving powerful people. Full story...
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Dalton, McCrory, Perdue committees absolved

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Campaign finance complaints against the campaigns of Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton in their North Carolina gubernatorial race have been dismissed by the State Board of Elections. Full story...
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Mansfield drops out of race for NC Dems chairman

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One of the two candidates for North Carolina Democratic Party chairman has dropped out of the race, citing family concerns. Full story...
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Ex-NC Gov. Perdue going to Harvard for semester

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video Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue will spend her first few months out of office at Harvard University. Full story...
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Charlotte might use other fund for stadium

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Charlotte officials are considering paying for improvements at the Carolina Panthers stadium without raising taxes. Full story...
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