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Tony Blair tells Greensboro audience America needs to stop self-doubt

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The British leader who led his country to war in Iraq and peace in Northern Ireland has told a North Carolina audience that the United States is experiencing self-doubt, not decline. Full story...
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Senator: NC layoffs in classroom will decrease

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A key Republican budget-writer is predicting the number of job losses in North Carolina public school classrooms actually will be much less than the 1,800 reported to state educators as school began in August. Full story...
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Christie: 'Now is not my time' for White House bid

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he will not seek the White House in 2012 and says "now is not my time." Full story...
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Sen. Burr says he'll seek No. 2 GOP Senate post

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he will run for the No. 2 position in the Republican leadership in the US Senate after the 2012 elections. Full story...
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Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision

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The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday. The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. Both men's names will be on the ballot, though, in November. Full story...
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Perdue to get look at NC's Facebook data center

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Gov. Bev Perdue is heading to western North Carolina to celebrate the website Facebook expanding its data center in Forest City. Full story...
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Leland town council calls special meeting to discuss "personnel actions"

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Leland Town Councilwomen Brenda Bozeman and Patricia Batleman have called a special meeting of the council for Thursday evening to discuss "personnel actions." The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Full story...
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SC GOP sets presidential primary date, trumps Fla.

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South Carolina Republicans will hold their first-in-the-South presidential primary on Jan. 21 to trump Florida's rule-breaking jump ahead in the party's calendar. Full story...
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AP: Brunswick Co. tire plant deal may enrich NC political donors

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video A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land in Brunswick County at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Perdue campaign gives up questioned donation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's re-election campaign has surrendered a small donation after worries the money may have been loaned to a donor by a family member. Full story...
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Report: NC retirement plan is sound, isn't cushy

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The Legislature's watchdog agency says North Carolina's pension plan for teachers and state employees is well funded and is not considered lavish when compared with similar retirement systems in other states. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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Ten North Carolina churches are among 300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up here. Full story...
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RAW VIDEO: Berger, colleagues air differences at town hall meeting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioners talked about a lot of issues during a town hall meeting at Williston Middle School last night, but several times questions via Twitter brought the commissioners back to the ongoing issues involving Commissioner Brian Berger, including the other commissioners asking him to resign recently.

This video includes the raw video we shot during those parts of the meeting, including what Berger had to say about his fellow commissioners and responses from Chairman Jonathan Barfield and Vice Chairman Jason Thompson.

Again, this is RAW video, and has not been edited beyond the use of the record button on the camera.

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