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Etheridge at home to begin NC governor campaign

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One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Lambeth drops out of House race because of health issues, backs Davis

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videoThere will not be a Republican primary for the 19th District state House seat after all. Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth says he is dropping out of the race because of health reasons. Full story...
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Group against gay marriage ban ends cross-state trip in Wilmington

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videoA North Carolina woman has run hundreds of miles in the past few weeks to raise awareness about a proposed Constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages in North Carolina. Full story...
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Obama to address economy in politically important NC

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President Barack Obama will travel to Charlotte Wednesday to speak about the economy. The trip keeps up Obama's weekly visits to politically important states, drawing attention to the economic recovery and steps aimed at sustaining it. Full story...
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Santorum, McCrory, Etheridge lead NC polling

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With the candidate filing period closed, we now know who's on the ballot for the May 8 primary elections. Early polling shows who leads in the biggest races. Full story...
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Wash. caucuses last GOP stop before Super Tuesday

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The last test for Republican presidential contenders before Super Tuesday next week is Washington, a solidly Democratic state known for its mountain ranges, good coffee and independent-minded voters. Full story...
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NC early-ed panel pulls back on recommendations

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A North Carolina legislative committee has scaled back recommendations for changing the state's prekindergarten program, but not before the debate shifted to the scope of poverty in the state. Full story...
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Judge sets April trial date in John Edwards case

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The federal trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards is now scheduled to begin in April. Full story...
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Close friend of Perdue pleads not guilty

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A close friend of Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes he provided. Full story...
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House immigration panel hears from employers

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North Carolina lawmakers considering the state's response to illegal immigration are hearing from representatives of businesses that have often hired cheap labor. Full story...
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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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Perdue says she'll order delay on NC "ferry tax"

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says she has the power to stop unpopular increases on ferry tolls at the coast with an executive order. Full story...
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90-year-old former university doctor running for governor

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A 90-year-old Harnett County man says he's running North Carolina governor on a platform of creating a state foundation that would allow North Carolina government to reduce or possibly eliminate taxes over time. Full story...
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First lady Michelle Obama coming to NC for visit

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First lady Michelle Obama is planning to visit Raleigh and Charlotte to meet with military families, school children and to make remarks in advance of this summer's Democratic National Convention in the Queen City. Full story...
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