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Edwards asks not to testify in sex tape case

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John Edwards does not want to be deposed this month in a case involving a purported sex tape made with his mistress. Full story...
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NAACP blasts state budget plan

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Leaders of the NAACP from around southeastern North Carolina gathered in Wilmington today to talk about their disgust for the proposed budget. They claim the budget was developed by ultra-radical, tea-party conservatives. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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General Assembly police called in to deal with angry parents at Senate committee meeting

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North Carolina General Assembly police officers were brought in to keep the peace after parents of children with disabilities were unhappy a meeting ended before they could speak about a bill that would change how Medicaid services are offered. Full story...
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Bill regulating professional sports agents moves to NC House

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Reworked rules governing professional sports agents working in North Carolina are moving through the General Assembly, months after a scandal involving a longtime NFL agent and a University of North Carolina football player. Full story...
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Health overhaul fight in pivotal Atlanta court

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The latest round in the ongoing fight over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is being heard Wednesday in the federal appeals court in Atlanta. Full story...
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State legislature pushing through election-related bills

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The Republican-led Legislature is pushing through several election-related bills that would make it easier for third-party candidates to get on the ballot, make judicial races partisan again and eliminate straight-party voting. Full story...
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House backing pro-life license plates

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The North Carolina House is backing an effort to put an anti-abortion message on license plates and rejecting tags bearing an abortion rights phrase. Full story...
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NC graduation could require Founding Fathers tests

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Republican legislators believe the survival of the American republic requires graduating North Carolina students to understand the principles which helped form the country. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Castle Hayne Incorporation Bill passes senate

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Castle Hayne is a step closer to becoming a town. The North Carolina Senate this afternoon approved a bill to let voters decide whether to incorporate. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers roll out new voter ID bill

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Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have rolled out a new version of a bill that would require voters to show identification before they cast a ballot - a proposal they hope will attract support from some Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Audit: NC loses millions in uncollected fines

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An audit says North Carolina loses millions of dollars every year because it doesn't have adequate resources or policies to collect fines from traffic cases and criminal offenses. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue coming to Wilmington to talk budget and education

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Gov. Bev Perdue today will meet with education leaders in Wilmington. She will brief leaders on the impact of the proposed budget and ask for their input on what budget cuts will mean for education in New Hanover County. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. schools talk money with commissioners over budget discussion

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video Funding for education was one of the main issues discussed during the New Hanover County Commission meeting Monday night. Tim Markley, the New Hanover County Schools superintendent, requested $1 million for their operating budget, the same amount that was allotted last year. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation clears Senate vote

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The state Senate is one vote away from helping open the door for Castle Hayne to become New Hanover County's fifth incorporated area. Full story...
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