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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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McCrory camp says it raised $1.5M in past 6 months

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North Carolina Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory has provided a sneak peek at his fundraising for the second half of 2011. Full story...
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Undecided SC Republicans: Iowa outcome will not be factor in primary vote

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video The outcome of the Iowa caucuses is supposed to be a big predictor of how the rest of the country will vote. With South Carolina being the first southern state to vote, we crossed the border to see if tomorrow's results will have any affect on how Palmetto State Republicans vote. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, 'threatened' by viral video

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video Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff's Office. The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail. Full story...
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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate

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Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina. Full story...
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Staffer: Rep. Coble released from hospital

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US Rep. Howard Coble is home from a Greensboro hospital after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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NC Baptist leader wants civil debate on marriage

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The newly-elected president of North Carolina's largest religious denomination says he's hoping for a civil debate over a proposal to ban same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Full story...
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Rep. Coble hopes to leave hospital soon

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US Rep. Howard Coble hopes to be out of a Greensboro hospital soon, after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend. Full story...
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Dewey Hill won't seek reelection

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Rep. Dewey Hill, who represents Brunswick and Columbus Counties, will finish his tenth term next year, but will not run again. After spending 20 years in Raleigh, Hill says it's time for someone else to bring some new ideas to the table. Full story...
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