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Critics say pay claims in NC budget not accurate

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video The new state budget plan leaves teachers asking questions. Republican leaders said yesterday the proposal will give educators their largest pay hike in state history, but some teachers may not see the change. Full story...
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NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

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North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former fire chief says something strange about Pender audit delay

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video Pender County is nine months behind on its annual audit. In the last two months the county manager and the finance director resigned, but some taxpayers say they lost trust in their government long before that. Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

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Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Pender looking for input on $75M school bond plan

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video The Pender County School Board wants to put an end to overcrowding and outdated school buildings. The school board has proposed a multi-million-dollar bond to help. That could mean a tax increase, but some say it would money well spent. Full story...
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GOP-backed bill includes laundry list of changes

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An omnibus bill backed by Republican leaders in the North Carolina House is seeking to make dozens of changes to state laws. The changes include eliminating a task force that works to reduce child deaths and a provision allowing public charter schools boards to include members representing for-profit education companies. Full story...
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NC Senate passes Medicaid reform legislation

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. Senators approved the measure, 28-17, on Thursday. It would create a new state agency to oversee and manage Medicaid and partially privatize it. The bill would carve out Medicaid regions in the state where both private companies and hospital-led health plans would compete for contracts to serve patients there. Full story...
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NC Senate approves county sales tax changes

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The North Carolina Senate has approved a bill changing how counties impose sales taxes beyond what the state collects. The Senate voted Thursday to limit nearly all of the state's 100 counties to a local sales- and use-tax of 2.5 percent, including large urban counties that are currently allowed to raise the sales tax to 2.75 percent. Full story...
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Longer session tests Tillis, US Senate race

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U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis had hoped this year's North Carolina legislative session would be over by now. But the budget is over three weeks late and hopes of a July 4 end date are a distant memory. Full story...
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McCrory signs bill sponsored by late lawmaker

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Legislation to protect health care workers sponsored by a North Carolina lawmaker who died last weekend has been signed into law. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill sponsored by the late Rep. Jim Fulghum on Tuesday. Full story...
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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes. Full story...
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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. Full story...
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