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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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Meeks joins a crowded field for Wilmington City Council that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Full story...
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Poll: Perdue trails McCrory by eight points as Democratic base erodes

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Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found McCrory leads the incumbent Democrat 47 percent to 39 percent. McCrory gets 83 percent of the Republican vote, while only 67 percent of Democrats will commit to voting for Perdue. And she trails by a 57/28 margin with independents as well. Full story...
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Federal officials apologize for Cary office search

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A federal official told leaders in Cary that the recent search for a site for a new immigration office was badly handled. Full story...
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Tentative October trial date set for John Edwards

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A judge has tentatively scheduled an October trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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McIntyre has raised 3x more money than Pantano

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Both Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger Ilario Pantano have released campaign fundraising information this week. Full story...
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Charlotte aviation director blasts TSA security

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The Charlotte airport's aviation director has blasted the Transportation Security Administration for its role in investigating a teen stowaway, saying local airports can do a better job of security. Full story...
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NC Senate goes 6-for-6 on overriding Perdue vetoes

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The North Carolina Senate has made quick work of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes by voting to override all six that had been returned to the chamber since June. Full story...
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NC Senate considers overrides as session resumes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cranking up again to draw new political boundaries for the next decade, but the Senate is focusing first on Gov. Bev Perdue's recent vetoes. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan

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Wilmington City Council members approved the Wrightsville Sound Small Area Plan at its meeting Tuesday night. The vote comes after six community meetings were held to get stakeholders’ and the public's input on the plan. Full story...
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NC woman lobbies DC against Medicaid budget cuts

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A North Carolina woman is hoping to lobby President Obama and Congress away from considering cuts to the Medicaid program that pays health care costs for the poor and disabled. Full story...
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Perdue visiting Cary firm's HQ for jobs unveiling

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is planning to be on hand for a jobs announcement at the world headquarters of a privately owned company that makes products for manufacturing companies. Full story...
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More maps giving more direction on NC Legislature

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More Republican-penned maps are being released to give direction to members of the North Carolina Legislature about how their district lines will change for the next decade. Full story...
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Planned Parenthood sues NC budget

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Planned Parenthood is going to federal court to fight the new North Carolina budget that cuts it off from receiving federal and state funds for family planning. Full story...
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Feds probe Wake jail on immigration

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints that immigration detainees have been mistreated at the Wake County jail in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC advocates sue for people with disabilities

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North Carolina advocates for patients with developmental disabilities say more than 600 children and adults are losing critical Medicaid services because of how a managed care provider in the southern Piedmont is calculating levels of need. Full story...
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