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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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Bill to cap legislative terms may have to wait until November

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time served by legislative leaders may have to wait. Full story...
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Gay marriage ban will be on May ballot in NC

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North Carolina voters will get to vote next May on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state. Full story...
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Groups seek to overturn NC campaign spending law

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A lawsuit filed on behalf of two anti-abortion political action committees seeks to overturn North Carolina's system of publicly financed elections for judges and other office-holders. Full story...
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Bill puts limit on House Speaker and Senate Leader terms

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The House speaker and Senate leader in the North Carolina General Assembly would be limited to serving at most eight consecutive years in their top posts in legislation approved by the state Senate. Full story...
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NC congresswoman canceled 9/11 appearances after threatening story

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A North Carolina congresswoman says she canceled all her appearances at 9/11 anniversary events because she was named in a threatening Iranian state newspaper article. Full story...
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UPDATE: Carolina Beach leaders to look at numbers before decision on billing error

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Town Manager Tim Owens says the billing department recently discovered customers were not billed enough for water and sewer services. The Town raised rates in their 2010/2011 fiscal year budget, but didn't adjust the rates in the billing system. That means some customers paid lower rates. Owens noted that. Full story...
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NC gay marriage amendment OKd by House committee

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A divided North Carolina House committee has sent to the floor a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage if voters statewide agree next spring. Full story...
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NC Legislature returns for gay marriage amendment

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Social conservatives wanting for years for legislators to act on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina are heading to Raleigh, urging them to vote this week. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Belville censures town Mayor

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners called a special meeting tonight to censure the town's Mayor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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John Edwards campaign finance trial delayed

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A federal judge has delayed ex-Sen. John Edwards's criminal trial on campaign finance charges until January. Full story...
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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget

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The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget Full story...
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NC ACLU sues over 'Choose Life' license plates

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The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent production of North Carolina's new anti-abortion "Choose Life" license plates. Full story...
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