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Civitas poll shows McCrory extending lead over Perdue

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Although the next election is not until 2012, Republican Pat McCrory leads Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue by 15 percent, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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CENSUS 2010: North Carolina will not get another US House seat

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North Carolina's population growth over the last decade wasn't enough for the state to get another seat in Congress. Full story...
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Onslow's Brown to run Senate Commerce Committee

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North Carolina Senate Republicans continue to fill committee leadership posts for the new legislative session next month. Full story...
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ABC privatization fought by local boards

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The local government panels that operate North Carolina's 400-plus liquor stores are trying to head off potential efforts by the Legislature or Gov. Bev Perdue to privatize alcohol sales. Full story...
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Frank Rouse remembered for leading NC GOP in 1970s

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Republicans are recalling ex-state GOP Chairman Frank Rouse as a trailblazer who helped turn North Carolina into a competitive two-party state. Full story...
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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES

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video While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges reforms clipping new GOP lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue wants legislators to adopt much-discussed changes that would limit their power now that Republicans are about to take control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Full story...
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NC banking commissioner wins nod from Senate panel

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The US Senate could decide this week whether to confirm North Carolina's banking commissioner as leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Full story...
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Former US rep gains backing for NC GOP chairman

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Former Rep. Robin Hayes has landed endorsements from Sen. Richard Burr, expected state Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County and incoming state Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown of Onslow County. Full story...
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Perdue wants to combine criminal justice agencies

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to consolidate three agencies that employ state troopers, probation officers and juvenile counselors into one Cabinet-level department. Full story...
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Ex-NC senator admits illegal donations to Perdue, Easley, others

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A former North Carolina legislator is admitting he funneled money from his company to prominent Democrats for more than a decade. Full story...
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Perdue offering NC government reorganization plan

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Gov. Bev Perdue is ready to explain how she wants North Carolina state government reorganized in the second half of her four-year term. Full story...
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Candidate wants re-count in instant runoff vote

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The final outcome for a North Carolina Court of Appeals election using instant runoff voting will take a little longer. Full story...
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Hagan says Lumbee recognition still possible

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Time is running out on a bill in Congress that would give federal recognition to the Lumbee Indians of North Carolina, but one senator says there's still hope. Full story...
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Local couple remembers Elizabeth Edwards's heart of gold

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video Elizabeth Edwards made a lot of friends in the Port City. One local couple had the privilege of knowing and working with Edwards. Full story...
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