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Catlin makes NC House run official

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin officially announced today he will run for the NC House of Representatives next year. WWAY reported last month Catlin plans to run for the newly-formed District 20 seat. Full story...
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Panel recommends money for sterilization victims

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A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina says in a draft report that survivors should get some compensation but is not yet sure how much. Full story...
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Votes could come this evening in House and Senate

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Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts. Full story...
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No NC schools adding classroom days

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All North Carolina public schools will be allowed to avoid adding five classroom days to the coming academic year and instead add time to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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Bill affecting public school teachers still being debated in House

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House Democrats trying to preserve Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that affects a North Carolina teachers' group say Republicans are unfairly targeting public school teachers who have challenged the GOP on legislation. Full story...
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NC Legislature completes Senate redistricting maps

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The North Carolina Legislature has finalized new maps for the state Senate for the next decade, while the House maps are just one vote away from final passage. Full story...
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Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising

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Perdue's campaign on Wednesday released a fundraising summary through June 30 showing she raised about $320,000 more than Republican Pat McCrory did during the same period. The former Charlotte mayor is very interested in a rematch with Perdue, who beat him in a close general election race in 200 Full story...
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Lawmakers could vote on proposed changes to NC constitution

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The General Assembly could take up proposed changes to the North Carolina constitution before they leave town this week. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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Proposed distric maps near completion

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The North Carolina General Assembly has completed most of its work on proposed district maps for its own seats and for the state's congressional delegation. Full story...
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NC House overrides Perdue veto on rule-making

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North Carolina legislators have overridden two vetoes issued by Gov. Bev Perdue, meaning some judges will have more power and new rules will govern Medicaid providers. Full story...
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Democrats offer NC redistricting alternative maps

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature are offering alternative maps that redraw election district boundaries for themselves and the state's congressional representatives to counter Republican plans still likely to be approved this week. Full story...
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Perdue talks issues at grand opening of Wilmington nursing home

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video A $13,000,000 nursing home had its grand opening Sunday in Monkey Junction. Hundreds came out to celebrate the occasion and tour the facility, including Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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