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NC weighing more gambling at Cherokee casino

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North Carolina officials are taking steps that could allow the Cherokee Indian casino in the mountains to expand gambling to live dealers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis's defamation claim goes to court

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videoA Brunswick County judge was on the other side of the bench this morning. It all stems from a Facebook message about a campaign endorsement. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southeastern NC gets big changes in proposed Congressional redistricting

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The General Assembly has released its proposed Congressional redistricting map for North Carolina. Full story...
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Changing NC pre-kindergarten core of schools case

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Changes in the state budget about to take effect are at the heart of a court fight challenging whether North Carolina is living up to its constitutional duty to give every child the opportunity for a good education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Website encourages victims of R.C. Soles to come forward

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videoA new website www.rcsolesboys.com is encouraging anyone claiming to be molested by former State Senator R.C. Soles to come forward with their story. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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NC GOP issues apology for mailer in House race

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The North Carolina Republican Party has sent an apology for a mailer last fall targeting a Democratic incumbent in a legislative race. Full story...
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Report: merging NC community colleges would save

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video A proposal to consolidate community colleges in the state has many college leaders split on the idea. The General Assembly's Program Evaluation Division says merging several colleges into a larger neighboring school would save about $5 million a year. Full story...
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NC coastal jetties construction bill to become law

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Gov. Beverly Perdue has agreed to loosen North Carolina's 25-year-old policy of preventing the construction of jetties designed to trap sand and protect coastline homes and other buildings from beach erosion. Full story...
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Governor plans summit at Fort Bragg

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Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to meet with residents in four North Carolina military communities and then hold a statewide summit on issues resulting from the 2005 base realignment program. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue vetoes abortion waiting period bill

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on Monday vetoed Republican-penned legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. House Bill 854 would prohibit an abortion unless a woman is provided with state-specified information about the physician at least 24 hours in advance. Full story...
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Abortion bill awaiting decision by NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. Full story...
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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC

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video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder. Full story...
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NC Gov Perdue signs gun-rights bill into law

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North Carolina residents, motorists and workers will have more legal protection when they fire a weapon at an intruder. Full story...
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Legislative redistricting proves very unpopular at public meeting

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It was civics in action at UNCW Thursday night. The 2010 Census results mean the need for legislative redistricting. So the state legislature is changing the lines regarding our representation in the state House and Senate and the US House of Representatives. Full story...
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