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Bill would let permit holders take guns into restaurants with alcohol

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video How well do guns and alcohol mix? A new bill in the General Assembly would allow people with concealed carry permits into restaurants where alcohol is served. Full story...
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Local eugenics victim speaks out

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videoThey became unwilling victims after their home state deemed them unfit to reproduce. Now 39 years after the Eugenics program ended they are being given a voice inside of the state house. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. throwing away incinerator plan

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video New Hanover County is trashing a plan a deal to get the county's solid waste incinerator back up and running. But the ongoing discussion about what to do with garbage has cost the taxpayers a pretty penny. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want stop to online insurance market

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North Carolina's General Assembly is freezing any state work on a new one-stop shop to help people buy affordable health insurance and ordering unspent federal funds returned. Full story...
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NC unemployment issue galvanizes business group

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A business coalition says fixing North Carolina's indebted unemployment insurance system will bring more certainty to companies and encourage job growth. Full story...
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StarNews: Rep. Susi Hamilton sponsors bill to compensate eugenics victims

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video A local lawmaker is one of the primary sponsors of legislation in the N.C. House to compensate victims of the state's former eugenics program, which during parts of the last century sterilized residents deemed unfit to reproduce. Full story...
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McIntyre opens new office, talks big issues

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videoRep. Mike McIntyre opened a new district office in Leland today. He also stopped by our studio to discuss many big topics, including the fiscal cliff, the recent House vote to suspend the debt limit, proposed gun control, beach renourishment and the VA super clinic under construction at Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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NC House speaker talks about 2013 session

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The leader of the North Carolina House says focusing on government efficiencies and fixing the state's indebted unemployment insurance system will free up money so businesses can create jobs and vulnerable citizens are cared for. Full story...
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McCrory wants NC college focus on in-demand jobs

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he's determined to get North Carolina's public university system focused on teaching what's economically useful. Full story...
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Bradshaw out as Ports Authority executive director

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video Tom Bradshaw is out as executive director of the NC State Ports Authority, an official confirmed on Monday. Ports authority spokeswoman Laura Blair said Bradshaw no longer works for the NC Department of Transportation, but provided no other information. Full story...
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