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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law

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Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes. Full story...
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NC lawmakers discuss federal health care law

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Democrats in the North Carolina Senate are asking why the state should spend anything in these grave financial times to join a court challenge of the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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Perdue speaks to members of NC labor federation

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is urging union members to help her resist budget cuts promised by the new Republican-led legislature. Full story...
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Perdue to announce first results on curbing rules

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Gov. Bev Perdue is ready to release the first round of results from an effort by her administration to eliminate North Carolina government rules she says defy common sense and create bureaucracy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Thompson won't run again in 2012

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This will be Jason Thompson's last term in elected office. At least for now. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Commissioners vote to start investigation for code of ethics violation

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video A Brunswick County Commissioner is sticking to his guns when it comes to stepping down from the county's Department of Social Services board. The county voted to adopt a code of ethics and a code of conduct policy in December requiring county commissioners to resign from their boards to avoid any conflict of interest. Brunswick County Commissioners agree Charles Warren could be in violation of the codes and the board is now moving forward with censure proceedings. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pantano will challenge McIntyre again for Congressional seat in 2012

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 has learned that Ilario Pantano will announce tomorrow that he will challenge Congressman Mike McIntyre again in 2012. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers in NC push to limit federal power

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A nationwide drive by conservatives to push back federal authority by claiming state authority is more important under the Constitution is showing up in politically moderate North Carolina. Full story...
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Well-known attorneys to assist Perdue in probe

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Two well-known defense attorneys are helping Gov. Beverly Perdue as a prosecutor scrutinizes her 2008 campaign spending. Full story...
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Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

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videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way. Full story...
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Three defeated Dems sue over campaign ads

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Three former state Senate Democrats are suing their successful opponents and the Republican Party over campaign ads. Full story...
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Lawmakers ready to debate money-saving plan

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Senate Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration turn in some money it uses to lure companies to build or expand in North Carolina so it can help close next year's budget. Full story...
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NC lawmakers discuss outlawing fake marijuana

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A North Carolina legislative panel is looking at whether to ban a legal chemical sold as incense that is designed to mimic the effects of marijuana. Full story...
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NC House passes health overhaul challenge

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North Carolina lawmakers are launching their attack on a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
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