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New NC laws: Lower taxes, fewer breaks

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The slate of laws taking effect with the new year includes lower taxes for corporations and individuals, though taxi drivers and movie-makers are losing preferential breaks. Full story...
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NC to appeal ultrasound law decision

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North Carolina's attorney general plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state's ultrasound law is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Veteran NCDENR employee succeeding Skvarla

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A veteran manager at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has been named the agency's next secretary by Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Outgoing justice returning to NC Court of Appeals

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An outgoing North Carolina Supreme Court justice is returning to the Court of Appeals to fill the impending vacancy of the judge who defeated him last month. Full story...
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New Hanover GOP blasts Dawson for supporting Democrat Barfield

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videoThe head of the New Hanover County GOP this afternoon blasted Republican Beth Dawson for nominating a Democrat to serve as chair of the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Data show NC unaffiliated voting surged in 2014

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Voting by citizens registered with no party surged in North Carolina during the midterm election and helped contribute to an overall increase in turnout compared to four years ago. Full story...
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Appeals court strikes down NC abortion law

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A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen. Full story...
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All five seats full on New Hanover County Commission

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After months of the New Hanover County Commission functioning with only four members and weeks of uncertainly of the current make-up of the board, New Hanover County finally has five commissioners. Full story...
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Jackie Iler dies at 78

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videoJackie Iler has passed away. Iler was the wife of state house Representative Frank Iler. Full story...
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Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats. Full story...
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