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Business, religion cited in NC gay marriage events

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House Democrats say putting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot would discourage job creation in North Carolina. Full story...
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Proposed NC redistricting going to lawyers, court

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North Carolina legislative leaders are ready to turn in proposed new boundaries for North Carolina's congressional and General Assembly districts designed for use starting with next year's elections through 2020. Full story...
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Charlotte shows DNC where to find goods, services

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Charlotte businesses eager to sell products and services when the Democratic National Convention arrives next year are getting a boost with a one-stop shopping guide. Full story...
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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it. Full story...
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House GOP leaders press NC gay marriage amendment

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House say it's time for lawmakers to let the people decide whether to place a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Full story...
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Trial over ownership of Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has agreed to delay the civil trial over who owns a purported sex tape of John Edwards because of the former presidential candidate's pending criminal case. Full story...
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Gay marriage amendment discussed by NC Republicans

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House are gearing up for a potential vote on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Full story...
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Southport annexation all but dead

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It looks like Southport's plan to annex some area just outside the current city limits will not survive a new state law that gives property owners a voice. Full story...
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Retired NC police chief challenging Jones in GOP

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A newly retired police chief plans a challenge within the Republican Party to unseat an incumbent North Carolina congressman who has represented the region for more than a decade. Full story...
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Federal judge blocks state from cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of North Carolina from cutting funding to the group Planned Parenthood. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commission chair, KB mayor continue feud

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video It's been more than a week, and two local leaders are still not speaking. New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth have been coming to verbal blows over many different issues over the last couple weeks, and it does not seem that either one is willing to back down. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. signs petition against Monkey Junction annexation

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video Wilmington city leaders hope their annexation of Monkey Junction will survive a petition challenge from property owners. If so, they're not getting any help from the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Anti-annexation petitions still have a long way to go

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections sent out 2,032 letters to affected property owners. The board is now reviewing the petitions it's gotten back so far.s gotten back so far. Full story...
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