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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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Attention draws to a tardy Brian Berger at meeting with fellow GOP leaders

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It's been nearly two weeks since New Hanover county commissioner Brian Berger was arrested for a domestic dispute. Berger showed up 20 minutes late and avoided our cameras at the county GOP’s monthly meeting. Fellow commissioners appeared to be in good spirits but the attention was obviously drawn to Berger. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue vetoes Voter ID Bill; Updated with Berger reaction

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"There was a time in North Carolina history when the right to vote was enjoyed only by some citizens rather than by all. That time is past, and we should not revisit it." - Governor Perdue Full story...
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Redistricting meetings underway across the state, including Wilmington

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UNCW's Education Building Room 266 is the host of the one of the sites as Republicans try to redraw state House and Senate and Congressional district boundaries. Full story...
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Gibbs is featured visitor at Perdue fundraiser

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The former chief spokesman for President Obama is the special guest for a scheduled fundraiser for North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's 2012 re-election campaign. Full story...
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Lawyers: NC Legislature should redo schools budget

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Lawyers for North Carolina school districts challenging the nearly $20 billion state budget approved last week want a judge to order the Legislature to redo the spending plan. Full story...
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Judge opens hearing on budget cuts, NC schools

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A North Carolina judge is reviewing educational data to try to determine if the state's nearly $20 billion budget and other recent legislation allow every child to get the chance for a sound basic education. Full story...
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