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McCrory's $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

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videoThere are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory's plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction. Full story...
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Anti-Hagan group holding rallies this week in NC

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A conservative fiscal watchdog group is holding more than a dozen meetings across North Carolina this week seeking to build opposition to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as she seeks re-election in November. The "Call Out Kay" tour by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity began Monday, with stops scheduled in Asheville, Hickory and Greensboro. They say they will have nationally-known guests at several rallies, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and national AFP head Tim Phillips. Full story...
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Venus flytrap poaching now a felony

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videoStealing a rare carnivorous plant native to our area is now a more serious crime. Full story...
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More NC ads from Hagan and allies, Koch group

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More ads are filling North Carolina's airwaves in the US Senate race, considered one of the most expensive in the country. Full story...
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Brian Berger released from jail

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

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North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory announces 25-year transportation vision; says it may help film

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video Gov. Pat McCrory made a stop in the Port City today to announce a 25-year vision for the state's transportation. Full story...
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Teen's death sparks pickup debate

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videoState troopers continue investigating the vehicle from the crash that killed one teenager and injured seven others. Now, we're asking legislators what they think about North Carolina's law concerning passengers riding in the beds of trucks. Full story...
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Police talk use of force on council agenda

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous talked use of force in front of city council tonight. The conversation was inspired by events in Ferguson, MO, where riots broke out after an unarmed black teenager was shot by a white police officer. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board must pay back raises

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videoBrunswick County School Board members must repay two years' worth of raises. In a news release this afternoon, the district said the sole authority to adjust local school board salary and expenses rests with the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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