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McCrory to leave charter school company transparency to NC School Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory this summer demanded transparency for the way charter schools spend public money. A bill he signed today guarantees public access to some of that information, but lets companies that run the schools keep private other information about their spending. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

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A key General Assembly leader says North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation. But House and Senate Republicans have agreed to nothing so far. Full story...
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Art Pope steps down as state budget director

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videoArt Pope, who has been a lightning rod of criticism within state government's highest ranks, is stepping down as Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director. Full story...
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UPDATE: City Council backs court ruling on towing cost cap

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videoWilmington City Council removed the cap on towing fees related to private property Tuesday night. The decision came after the State Supreme Court ruled that cities cannot regulate those charges when a towing company picks up your car from private property, like an apartment complex. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State budget puts brakes on drivers ed funding

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videoDrivers education, a rite of passage for many teens, is losing state funding and putting the financial burden on schools. This has parents, students and educators wondering how safe our roads will be once the state stops fueling the program. Full story...
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Lee not clear on whether he would accept Senate seat before election

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video A state senate candidate is being less than clear about whether he will accept an appointment to the now open seat he seeks. Full story...
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Candidate who submitted resignation in Klingon gets enough support for Senate run

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A third candidate appears to have met qualifications for an official write-in candidate for North Carolina's US Senate seat in November. Full story...
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