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Incoming NC Council of State meets informally

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Gov.-elect Pat McCrory and the nine other North Carolina executive branch officials elected in November have sat down and talked about trying to work together for the next four years. Full story...
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NAACP presents more evidence it hopes will get Wilmington 10 pardon

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video This morning the NAACP took its Wilmington 10 pardon campaign to Chapel Hill in an effort to prove its case. The Wilmington 10 were convicted in 1971 of arson and conspiracy. They are now asking Gov. Bev Perdue for a pardon. Full story...
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NC council approves lease to create Dix park

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The North Carolina Council of State has approved a plan to convert the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a new city park. Full story...
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Transition on the New Hanover County Commission

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videoIt was transition time for the New Hanover County Commission tonight. Two newcomers were sworn in and there was a change in leadership. Full story...
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Brunswick County swears in new commissioners, says goodbye to two

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video 'Tis the season for changes, and there are two new faces on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Frank Williams and Pat Sykes were sworn in tonight. At the same time, one man said goodbye after nearly two decades of service. Full story...
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Old commissioners say goodbye as new faces join boards

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It's transition time in local government. The New Hanover County and Brunswick County commissions each welcome two new members tonight. Full story...
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Hand-to-eye recount begins in close NC Senate race

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Election officials are resuming their work on the result of a North Carolina state Senate race more than three weeks after Election Day. Full story...
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Timmons-Goodson to leave NC Supreme Court

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The only black woman to ever serve on the North Carolina Supreme Court says she's leaving next month. Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson announced Wednesday her decision to retire from the state's highest court Dec. 17. Full story...
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White House: Obama to meet Romney Thursday

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The White House says President Barack Obama will meet privately Thursday with his vanquished rival Mitt Romney, their first face-to-face encounter since the election. Obama promised in his victory speech on Nov. 6 to engage with Romney and consider his ideas. Full story...
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Charlotte to host Republican National Committee

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Charlotte hosted the Democratic National Convention earlier this year. Next year, Charlotte will host the Republican National Committee. Full story...
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