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NCGOP picks Wilmington for 2011 convention

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Get ready for a Grand Old Party in the Port City. Yesterday the North Carolina Republican Party announced it has chosen the Wilmington Convention Center to host its state convention next summer. Full story...
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Former NC First Lady Jessie Rae Scott passes away at 81

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Former North Carolina First Lady Jessie Rae Scott passed away early this morning as a result of a fall she had earlier this year, according to her family Full story...
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Board of Elections to certify outcomes of judges' races

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The State Board of Elections is about to close its final chapter on North Carolina's 2010 elections. The board scheduled a conference call Thursday afternoon to certify the results from a pair of November judicial races, including the statewide election for the Court of Appeals. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Contributory negligence

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video If you're driving out of town for the holidays, you will share the road with thousands of drivers. Be careful. In North Carolina, an old law on the books could make it difficult for you to get any compensation if you're in an accident. One Wilmington woman found out the hard way. Full story...
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Defense bill includes two major NC provisions

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A defense spending bill on President Barack Obama's desk includes two provisions relating to longstanding controversies in North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McCrory considers running for governor one more time

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video Pat McCrory lost to the governor's race to Bev Perdue in 2008, but the political tide has turned. Republicans are riding high in North Carolina. McCrory talked exclusively with WWAY Tuesday, but has yet to confirm whether he'll run for governor one more time. Full story...
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Why buy artificial turf for Legion Stadium now?

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video A million-dollar makeover. Legion Stadium is about to kiss its grass goodbye, and taxpayers will pick up the tab for artificial turf. With the economy still in trouble, why now? Full story...
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Outgoing speaker Hackney is new NC minority leader

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North Carolina House Democrats have voted to keep outgoing Speaker Joe Hackney as their leader for another two years even though they are now in the minority. Full story...
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Government reorganization plan boosts Perdue's ratings

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There's strong bipartisan support for Bev Perdue's proposed reorganization of state government and partially as a result of that her approval numbers are now at their best level since April of 2009, shortly after she took office. Full story...
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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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