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McCrory sues legislators over coal ash commission

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video Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors have sued Republican leaders at the North Carolina Legislature over the makeup of the state's new Coal Ash Management Commission. Full story...
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NAACP holds post-election news conference, urges emergency Medicaid meeting

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video Rev. Dr. William Barber and other NAACP officials held a news conference in Wilmington this morning, urging Governor Pat McCrory and Senator-elect Thom Tillis to meet about Medicaid expansion. Full story...
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NC legislature may not be over for this year

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The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January. Full story...
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Rep. Mike McIntyre donates Congressional papers to UNCW

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videoAt an event at UNCW's Randall Library Monday, Rep. Mike McIntyre donated his Congressional papers and memorabilia, in anticipation of his retirement from the US House. Full story...
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Top NC GOP lawmakers appeal ruling gay marriage OK

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video North Carolina legislative leaders are giving formal notice that their lawyers will appeal a Greensboro federal judge's ruling that legalized same-sex marriages in the state. Full story...
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GOP remains comfortably in charge at NC statehouse

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Several million dollars from independent groups on top of an expensive US Senate race that negatively portrayed the Republican agenda in Raleigh helped Democrats knock off a few GOP incumbents at the North Carolina legislature on Election Day. Full story...
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Public forum decides fate of North Topsail Island

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videoWashing away ... that's what some Topsail Beach homeowners are afraid of. Town Council made a decision on the future of property on the North end of Topsail Island Thursday night. Full story...
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Court official defends directive to NC magistrates

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The chief administrator of North Carolina's courts says magistrates are duty-bound to marry gay couples and says he finds no federal law or rulings that would exempt them based on religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. Full story...
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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections

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Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday. Full story...
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New chapter beginning for Bladen County Sheriff

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videoVoters elected a new sheriff in Bladen County Tuesday. It's the first time a Republican will hold that position in recent history. Full story...
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