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Bill making stock car racing official state sport awaiting Perdue's approval

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Legislation declaring stock car racing as North Carolina's state sport has only Gov. Beverly Perdue to pass before taking the checkered flag. Full story...
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Perdue approval rating up, but well below disapproval

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A poll by Public Policy Polling finds 36 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job Perdue is doing, while 47 percent disapprove. This is Perdue's highest approval rating in the past six months. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC

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video North Carolina's state budget has been adopted, even if the governor does not like it. Sen. Thom Goolsby said it was "a wonderful day in North Carolina," because the state has a balanced budget that won't increase spending. Full story...
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NC congressmen, others sue Obama over strikes in Libya

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A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. Full story...
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NC teacher group lobbies unfriendly Legislature

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North Carolina Senators are about to hear from public school workers as lawmakers decide whether to back up their nearly $20 billion budget by overriding Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto. Full story...
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NC House overrides Perdue veto, Senate vote next

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The state government budget proposal written by the North Carolina Legislature is just one vote away from being enacted despite Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's objections. Full story...
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House to vote on possible override of Perdue's veto of state budget bill

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The North Carolina House plans to vote after midnight on whether to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the state government budget bill. Full story...
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Annexation rules changes head to full Senate

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Changes to rules governing forced annexations by North Carolina towns and cities are one step closer to passage after being years in the making. Full story...
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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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Voter ID bill moves ahead to NC Senate vote

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North Carolina lawmakers are moving ahead on legislation to require people to show a photo identification card before voting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. GOP Chairwoman doesn't want to hear about Berger

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Rhonda Amoroso is getting inundated with email these days. The Chairwoman of the New Hanover County Republicans is hearing from constituents across the county about County Commissioner Brian Berger. Problem is, according to Vice Chairman Joe Rumsey, she doesn't want to hear about it. Full story...
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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto? Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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Obama heads to Durham lighting plant to talk jobs

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President Barack Obama is heading to North Carolina to talk jobs. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes budget, says it moves NC backward

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Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed the state budget proposal. It makes her the first North Carolina governor ever to veto a spending plan passed by the General Assembly. Full story...
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