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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before voting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. GOP Chairwoman doesn't want to hear about Berger

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Rhonda Amoroso is getting inundated with email these days. The Chairwoman of the New Hanover County Republicans is hearing from constituents across the county about County Commissioner Brian Berger. Problem is, according to Vice Chairman Joe Rumsey, she doesn't want to hear about it. Full story...
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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto? Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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Obama heads to Durham lighting plant to talk jobs

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President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the state budget proposal. It makes her the first North Carolina governor ever to veto a spending plan passed by the General Assembly. Full story...
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New photos of Giffords posted on Facebook

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The photos, published Sunday on her Facebook page, were taken May 17, which was the day before she underwent skull surgery at TIRR Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, according to a message alongside the photos. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jonathan Barfield discusses Brian Berger's arrest

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videoNew Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield spoke ONLY ON 3 during WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 p.m. about Brian Berger, his arrest, its impact on Berger and the County Commission and how Berger and the Commission can move forward. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger home from jail says he's "doing a great job"

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video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got out of jail Friday morning, fellow Commissioner Jason Thompson, picked him up, took him to lunch and dropped Berger at home. WWAY's Asha Davé was the only reporter at Berger's house when the commissioner returned, but Berger said he had nothing to say about what happened or his night in jail. Full story...
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Edwards asks not to testify in sex tape case

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John Edwards does not want to be deposed this month in a case involving a purported sex tape made with his mistress. Full story...
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NAACP blasts state budget plan

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Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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General Assembly police called in to deal with angry parents at Senate committee meeting

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North Carolina General Assembly police officers were brought in to keep the peace after parents of children with disabilities were unhappy a meeting ended before they could speak about a bill that would change how Medicaid services are offered. Full story...
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Bill regulating professional sports agents moves to NC House

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Reworked rules governing professional sports agents working in North Carolina are moving through the General Assembly, months after a scandal involving a longtime NFL agent and a University of North Carolina football player. Full story...
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