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ONLY ON 3: Fireworks erupt among Bladen Co. Commissioners, audience

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video Tempers flared at tonight's Bladen County Commissioners' meeting after commissioner Charles Peterson showed his disapproval of the board's no-vote in naming the emergency services building after former county Deputy Fire Marshall John Hall. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want McCrory to give address Feb. 18

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New Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to address the North Carolina General Assembly for his State of the State address later this month. Senate Republicans filed a resolution Monday inviting McCrory to speak to a joint session of the House and Senate at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the House chamber. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former congressional candidate arrested on charges of stalking

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video A former Congressional hopeful is back in the spotlight, but it has nothing to do with politics. Will Breazeale ran two unsuccessful races for the 7th District US House seat in 2008 and 2010. He was arrested in Florida last week. Full story...
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McCrory appoints Wilmington attorney to Transportation Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has tapped a Wilmington attorney to represent southeastern North Carolina on the state's Board of Transportation. The Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee was now review Michael Lee's appointment. Full story...
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Mike Easley gets law license back

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video Former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has his license to practice law again. The two-term Democratic governor hasn't had a license in over two years. Full story...
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NC judge hears software sweepstakes case

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A judge in Davidson County is listening to a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory and another North Carolina official by an Internet sweepstakes business. Full story...
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Burr to vote against Hagel as Defense Secretary

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videoChuck Hagel's nomination for Secretary Defense apparently has solid support from Senate Democrats, but he will not get the vote of a North Carolina Republican. Full story...
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Interim chief named for NC Ports

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videoJeff Miles has been appointed Acting Executive Director of the North Carolina State Ports Authority effective immediately. Miles, who joined the Ports in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was promoted to Deputy Executive Director in 2012, replaces Tom Bradshaw, who stepped down earlier this week after a year on the job. Full story...
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NC Medicaid's management criticized in new audit

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is withholding judgment on whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act until his administration can fix serious mismanagement within the program. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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