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Democrats want NC primary delay over redistricting

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Democrats and advocacy groups suing over new Republican-drawn maps for legislative and congressional districts say the state's May 8 primary should be delayed until July 10 while judges decide whether the boundaries are unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims. Full story...
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Pender County native seeks seat in NC House

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video Chris Millis is a 28-year-old civil engineer and a Pender County native. He’s running for the 16th District spot in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Rep. Justice calls for Brian Berger's resignation

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video High-profile support for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is eroding. Rep. Carolyn Justice asked for Berger to resign today, because he broke the law when police say they caught him driving without a valid license. Now it appears he's also broken his vow to remain transparent to voters. Full story...
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Government defends core of health care overhaul

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The Obama administration is defending the health care overhaul in a new filing with the Supreme Court that calls the law an appropriate response to a "crisis in the national health care market." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger may have misused confidential record protection

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Long a vocal champion of transparency in government, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger may have violated state law regarding open records. Full story...
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Mike Easley avoids disbarment after felony

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Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will be able to resume practicing law at end of this year under an agreement reached with the State Bar on his punishment related to a campaign finance-related felony in 2010. Full story...
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Judge hears bid to delay John Edwards trial

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A federal judge in North Carolina is considering whether former presidential candidate John Edwards goes on trial for alleged campaign finance violations later this month. Full story...
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Berger charged for driving with revoked license

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law once again. Wilmington Police charged Berger for driving with a revoked license, which is a misdemeanor. Full story...
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Can Wilmington, New Hanover County get along?

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video After days of tension between the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, some elected officials are ready to move on. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hamilton plans reelection run for NC House

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Rep. Susi Hamilton says she will run for reelection this year. The Democrat, who represents the 18th District in the state House of Representatives, is in the middle of her first term after winning election in 2010. Full story...
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NC lawmakers override another Perdue veto

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The Republican-led Legislature has overridden Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill that eliminates the ability of North Carolina's largest teachers' group to have dues deducted directly from teacher paychecks. Full story...
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Dems deposit $4M in NC banks ahead of convention

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Democrats are trying to show that this year's national convention nominating President Barack Obama for a re-election run will translate into money for North Carolina. Full story...
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City and county elected officials respond to ballpark talks ending

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video A day after the City of Wilmington approved the annexation request of a developer, the county announced it will postpone talks regarding the building of a minor league baseball stadium. For some city council members the county's decision to back out of baseball does not sit right. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Videos mocking Charles Warren continue on YouTube

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video There's yet another video online mocking Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren and the controversy surrounding him. Full story...
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