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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham

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Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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No. 2 NC House leader wants No. 2 exec branch job

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The No. 2 leader in the North Carolina House wants to run for the No. 2 job in the executive branch. Full story...
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Wilmington Mormon leader, SC voters discuss Romney and LDS faith

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videoGOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s wins in Iowa and New Hampshire have certainly put him on the fast track, but does his faith really matter? We spoke with a local Mormon leader as well as South Carolina voters to get their input. Full story...
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Republican hopefuls hit Myrtle Beach ahead of debate, SC primary

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videoThe race for the White House is close as it'll be for months tonight, as Republicans debate in Myrtle Beach. That debate will have one fewer candidate, after Jon Huntsman dropped out this morning. Full story...
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Obama campaign registers voters at MLK Day Parade

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While Republican presidential candidates get ready to debate tonight in Myrtle Beach, President Obama's campaign used this MLK Day to register voters. Full story...
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Huntsman quits GOP race, backs Romney

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Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. Huntsman made the announcement this morning in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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Perdue seeking loans for NC tornado victims

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week's tornadoes. Full story...
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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

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A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Full story...
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Warren gets restraining order to stop removal hearing

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videoA judge has postponed a Brunswick County Commission hearing scheduled for Tuesday to see if there's cause to remove Commissioner Charles Warren from the DSS Board. FULL COMPLAINT INSIDE. Full story...
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Perdue: MLK wouldn't like voter ID, education cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue says the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be troubled by efforts in North Carolina to require photo identification to vote and by education spending reductions. Full story...
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Perdue paying more for plane use for politics

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign has been paying more recently for flights on North Carolina state aircraft when she's attended political events as she seeks re-election this year. Full story...
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NC Senator's replacement will only serve one year

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A Cleveland County printing company president is ready to join the North Carolina Senate, although only for a year. Full story...
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Fellow Republican says he'll challenge Warren for Brunswick Co. Commission

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A Southport man says he will run for the Brunswick County Commission seat held by a controversial fellow Republican. Dr. Joe Agovino announced today he will challenge Commissioner Charles Warren for the Republican Nomination for County Commissioner from District 3. Full story...
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