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NC congresswoman canceled 9/11 appearances after threatening story

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A North Carolina congresswoman says she canceled all her appearances at 9/11 anniversary events because she was named in a threatening Iranian state newspaper article. Full story...
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UPDATE: Carolina Beach leaders to look at numbers before decision on billing error

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Town Manager Tim Owens says the billing department recently discovered customers were not billed enough for water and sewer services. The Town raised rates in their 2010/2011 fiscal year budget, but didn't adjust the rates in the billing system. That means some customers paid lower rates. Owens noted that. Full story...
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NC gay marriage amendment OKd by House committee

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A divided North Carolina House committee has sent to the floor a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage if voters statewide agree next spring. Full story...
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NC Legislature returns for gay marriage amendment

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Social conservatives wanting for years for legislators to act on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina are heading to Raleigh, urging them to vote this week. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Belville censures town Mayor

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video The Belville Board of Commissioners called a special meeting tonight to censure the town's Mayor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Can voters recall Brian Berger?

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had a chaotic and controversial couple of weeks. It all came to a head yesterday when the other county commissioners asked for his resignation. Wednesday night Berger released a statement saying he looks forward to continuing his service as a county commissioner. That has many thinking could or will there be a recall vote? Full story...
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John Edwards campaign finance trial delayed

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A federal judge has delayed ex-Sen. John Edwards's criminal trial on campaign finance charges until January. Full story...
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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget

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The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget Full story...
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NC ACLU sues over 'Choose Life' license plates

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The state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to prevent production of North Carolina's new anti-abortion "Choose Life" license plates. Full story...
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New Hanover Commissioners ask for Berger's resignation, Berger responds

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video New Hanover County Commissioners have asked for county commissioner Brian Berger to resign because he his personal life has become a public distraction. But in a statement to the media Wednesday night, Berger said he looks forward to continuing to serve. Full story...
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Conservative group running ads in support of amendment to prohibit gay marriage in NC

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The legislative arm of a conservative Christian group is running radio ads urging listeners to ask certain state lawmakers to support a proposed constitutional amendment to prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina. Full story...
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Conservative group lunches on politics

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The conservative Civitas Institute came to Wilmington today to talk about its Partisan Index, Action Conservative Rankings, redistricting and a 2011 legislative session recap. Full story...
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Rep. Justice appointed to Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government

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The Joint Legislative Committee's work is intended to deal with review of local (county and municipal) bond issues. Any bond over $1 million, for anything other than schools, will be reviewed by the JLC from a fiscal perspective to determine the viability of the bond proposal. Rep. Justice's prior service as a Pender County Commissioner is an important reason she was chosen to chair this committee. Full story...
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Business, religion cited in NC gay marriage events

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House Democrats say putting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot would discourage job creation in North Carolina. Full story...
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