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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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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Republican Pantano voices unhappiness with Republican lawmakers' new Congressional maps

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Dear Members of the North Carolina State House and State Senate: We, the people of Coastal Southeastern North Carolina, are dismayed and disappointed by the newly proposed Congressional district maps, Rucho-Lewis 2A. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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Congressional map for NC approved by Senate panel

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Congressional district boundaries that would help Republican candidates win more seats in the next decade have been approved by a state legislative committee. Full story...
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Edwards's former mistress seeks contempt order

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The former mistress of John Edwards wants a North Carolina judge to issue a contempt order against a former Edwards campaign aide in a case involving a purported sex tape. Full story...
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FEC says Edwards should repay $2M in federal funds

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The Federal Election Commission says former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign should repay the treasury $2.3 million. Full story...
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