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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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Perdue signs executive order to change state rules for unemployment benefits extension

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Governor Beverly Perdue has signed an executive order changing state rules so that as many as 25,000 long-term jobless workers could keep getting extended unemployed benefits after the end of the month. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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Obama may move convention speech to Bank of America Stadium

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising. Full story...
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Navassa residents already disappointed in performance of newly elected town council

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video The town of Navassa is no stranger to conflict, and that continued Tuesday night during an emergency town council meeting. The council met to discuss a personnel issue and FEMA grant money for Hurricane Irene damage, but residents who were there had a lot more to talk about. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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State Auditor Beth Wood seeking re-election

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State Auditor Beth Wood says she will seek a second four-year term running North Carolina's government watchdog agency. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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Opposition voiced against Charlotte protest rules

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Some opponents of protest-limiting ordinances in Charlotte got a police response for overstaying their turn at a microphone. Full story...
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Cape Fear politicians react to request for delay in NC primary election

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video The debate over redistricting continues. Groups suing over new re-districting maps say the state's May 8 primary should be delayed until judges decide whether the boundaries are unconstitutional. Full story...
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Automatic teacher dues billl blocked for now

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A judge for now has blocked a new law from taking effect that stops members of North Carolina's leading teacher lobbying group from having their dues removed automatically from paychecks. Full story...
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