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Perdue says Democrats will side with her on budget

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's confident she'll have enough Democrats on her side when a final North Carolina state budget gets to her desk. Full story...
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Schools seek grace on year-end due to weather

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North Carolina lawmakers and the state school board are grappling with what's becoming a regular problem of squeezing a school year shortened by bad weather into a calendar that requires a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves North 3rd Street enhancement project

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video If you think North Third Street has been long overdue for a makeover, you're in luck. Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to improve the downtown road. Full story...
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House agrees on Republican penned budget

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The House has tentatively agreed to a $19 billion plus budget bill for next year, penned by Republicans, that would let expire a pair of temporary tax increases and received some Democratic support. Full story...
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City, county working on working together

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video Like a marriage, for better or worse, the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County are joined for life. Today, leaders from both sides met to discuss their ideas and opinions. Full story...
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Taxes, layoffs are issues in NC House budget

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The House has started its debate on a proposed North Carolina state budget pushed by Republicans who call it a right-sized plan that makes sure government lives within its means. Full story...
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Congressman, Senators react to bin Laden's death

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Southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress have issued statements about the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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NC judge orders documents released in Edwards case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered the release of some documents in a lawsuit filed by the mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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Appeals court overturns stem cell research ban

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A divided federal appeals court has ruled that opponents of taxpayer-funded stem cell research are not likely to succeed in a lawsuit to stop it. Full story...
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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Government to urge food companies to limit ads for kids

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Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Full story...
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The Rant: April 27, 2011

President Obama released the long form of his birth certificate Wednesday, hoping to put the "birther" controversy to rest. Many of you are already speaking out about this story online. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

ONLY ON 3: UNCW student on Post 9/11 GI Bill told to pay up

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video A UNCW student who was initially told his education would be paid for under the Post 9/11 GI Bill is now being told he needs to pay up. Full story...
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Senate votes to establish stock car racing as official state sport

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The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport. Full story...
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NC House spending plan considered by budget panel

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North Carolina House members are picking at a state budget proposal largely written by Republicans that critics say make deep cuts in public education and health programs but GOP leaders say protects classroom teachers and health services for the poor. Full story...
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