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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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Wilmington City Council approves budget

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Council members gave final approval to the $85 million budget they've been working through for months. The tough economy sparked reduced spending. City employees will not receive a pay increase and construction and maintenance costs are cut to a bare minimum. The budget does not call for a property tax increase or layoffs. Full story...
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Former Republican, Libertarian Gilbert running for school board as Democrat

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A former Brunswick County School Board member is running to get his old office back. And for the second time, he's changed parties. Full story...
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John Edwards' criminal case delayed to July

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A federal judge is delaying the proceedings in the criminal case against John Edwards until July. Full story...
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Warren still at odds with fellow Brunswick Co. Commissioners

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Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren was at Monday's commission meeting for the first time since he called an investigation of racial discrimination of sheriff's deputies and fellow commissioners. Full story...
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Senator Debbie Clary stepping down in November

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A lawmaker who first arrived in the North Carolina House when Republicans took control for the first time in more than a century will step down from the Senate the year the GOP made similar history in both chambers. Full story...
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Lawmakers OK major rewrite of NC annexation rules

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The biggest change in the law would let property owners block an annexation if 60 percent of them sign a petition of opposition. The town or city would be barred from trying again for three years. Full story...
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NC Legislature still meeting

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North Carolina state lawmakers still have a little more work to do before they leave Raleigh on a long break. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation bill gets final OK, heads to ballot

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This afternoon the Senate signed off on a final change to the bill to give Castle Hayne residents the right to vote to incorporate. Both the House and Senate had unanimously passed the bill. Full story...
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Perdue ready to veto voter i.d. measure

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Gov. Beverly Perdue sounds ready to veto a measure heading to her desk that would require North Carolina voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Full story...
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Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress

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Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. Full story...
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Voter ID mandate gets NC legislative approval

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Republican-backed legislation requiring North Carolina voters to show picture identification before casting a ballot they know will count is headed to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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