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FEC says Edwards should repay $2M in federal funds

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The Federal Election Commission says former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards's 2008 presidential campaign should repay the treasury $2.3 million. Full story...
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General Assembly releases another set of redistricting maps

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The General Assembly has released yet another set of redistricting maps. The maps propose new lines for state Senate, state House and US House districts in North Carolina based on the 2010 Census. Check out the new maps and details inside Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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Judge's defamation claim rejected

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Judge Ola Lewis sued Edward Lee Rapp for defamation after he criticized her online for wearing a campaign button for another candidate last year. Full story...
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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored

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A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped. Full story...
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Tar Heel will have blank ballot come November

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video The deadline to run for municipal elections has ended and one community will have a blank ballot come November. The small town of Tar Heel in Bladen County has no one running for mayor or any of the three council positions and the deadline for municipal filings has not been extended. Full story...
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Ricky Meeks joins crowded City Council field as municipal filing ends

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Meeks joins a crowded field for Wilmington City Council that includes incumbents Laura Padgett and Ronald Sparks and former City Council member Margaret Haynes. Frank Christopher Meares, Joshua Fulton, Matt Hinson, Napier Fuller and Neil Anderson have also filed to put their name on this fall's ballot. Full story...
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Poll: Perdue trails McCrory by eight points as Democratic base erodes

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Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found McCrory leads the incumbent Democrat 47 percent to 39 percent. McCrory gets 83 percent of the Republican vote, while only 67 percent of Democrats will commit to voting for Perdue. And she trails by a 57/28 margin with independents as well. Full story...
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Federal officials apologize for Cary office search

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A federal official told leaders in Cary that the recent search for a site for a new immigration office was badly handled. Full story...
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Tentative October trial date set for John Edwards

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A judge has tentatively scheduled an October trial for former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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McIntyre has raised 3x more money than Pantano

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Both Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger Ilario Pantano have released campaign fundraising information this week. Full story...
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Charlotte aviation director blasts TSA security

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The Charlotte airport's aviation director has blasted the Transportation Security Administration for its role in investigating a teen stowaway, saying local airports can do a better job of security. Full story...
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NC Senate goes 6-for-6 on overriding Perdue vetoes

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The North Carolina Senate has made quick work of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes by voting to override all six that had been returned to the chamber since June. Full story...
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NC Senate considers overrides as session resumes

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cranking up again to draw new political boundaries for the next decade, but the Senate is focusing first on Gov. Bev Perdue's recent vetoes. Full story...
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