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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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Carney chosen to complete Forrester's Senate term

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The Mayor Pro-tem of Mooresville has been chosen to fill the term of the late Sen. Jim Forrester of Gaston County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Community Action head sparked latest Berger investigation

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video It's been one week since New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger attended a public meeting at his ex-girlfriend workplace. Berger's actions led to his arrest for violating a protective order his ex Heather Blaylock filed. Tonight we finally know who first raised concerns about Berger being there. Full story...
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NC senate panel votes to repeal death row law

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A Senate panel has voted to essentially repeal a landmark state law allowing death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical evidence showing racial bias. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory. Full story...
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Ex-NC high court justice Orr joins law firm

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A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and 2008 Republican candidate for governor is heading to a well-known law firm in the state after leaving a conservative-leaning legal group earlier this month. Full story...
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Organizing on NC gay marriage referendum takes off

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The vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would add a ban on gay marriage to North Carolina's constitution is more than five months away, but efforts for or against it are slowly gearing up behind the scenes. Full story...
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County Commissioner Brian Berger arrested, shares his side of the story

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video Police arrested New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger after he violated a domestic violence protection order. The order was issued against him in September, requested by his ex-girlfriend, Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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NC prepares to announce October unemployment rate

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State officials hope October is the month where North Carolina's unemployment rate reverses a trend. Full story...
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Perdue talking up outcome on rules review

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says hundreds of state government administrative rules have been repealed and fewer have been issued in the year since she began an effort to clean up regulations deemed unnecessary or lacking common sense. Full story...
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Pre-K program spending unlikely to change soon

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A top North Carolina legislative budget-writer says there are no immediate plans to address preschool spending for at-risk 4-year-olds because litigation on the state's program is running through the courts. Full story...
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Recount for Bolton mayor race Monday

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It may be more than a week since Election Day, but the election process is not over yet. In Columbus County, there's still some double-checking to be done for mayor in Bolton. Full story...
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NC lawmakers trade accusations again over layoffs

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State government data on how many laid-off public workers in North Carolina are getting severance are raising questions about how many people no longer have jobs under the budget pushed through by Republicans lawmakers. Full story...
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