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Warren removed from DSS board; replacement appointed

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video The Brunswick County Commissioner voted four to one Monday to remove Charles Warren from the Department of Social Services board after viewing footage from inside the December DSS meeting. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

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video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events. Full story...
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Marriage proposal's broader effects debated in NC

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The debate over a proposed constitutional amendment in North Carolina has expanded to include more than simply whether gays and lesbians should be allowed to legally marry. Full story...
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Charlotte releases details on spending for Democratic National Convention

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Charlotte police will use federal money to upgrade their command center, lease motorcycles and find lodging for out-of-town officers as the city prepares for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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NC Legislature meets, no recorded votes taken

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Republican leaders at the North Carolina General Assembly followed through on their word and conducted no business while meeting in Raleigh for less than 15 minutes. Full story...
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Pantano files for US House run

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It's no secret Ilario Pantano was going to run for Congress. Today he made it official. Full story...
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Still not in race, Rouzer gets key endorsement

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He still has not filed to run, but Congressional candidate David Rouzer picked up a key endorsement. NC Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger threw his support behind Rouzer today. Full story...
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NC telecommunications agency to shut down in April

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A North Carolina state agency that created videos for state government and got public service announcements on television is closing its doors in April because of cash flow problems. Full story...
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McCrory: I've disagreed some with NC Legislature

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says he disagrees with the some of the actions taken by the new GOP majority at the North Carolina Legislature during its first year in charge. Full story...
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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

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A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission. Full story...
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Election year kicks in with NC candidate filing

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North Carolina's election season has started in earnest as candidates are filing paperwork for positions from governor to county commissioner. Full story...
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Analysis: Obama sets up clash with GOP in budget

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President Barack Obama's new federal budget showcases the major priorities of his presidency and sets up the top battles that will be waged on both sides in the presidential campaign. Full story...
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