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Former NC Congressional candidate Breazeale loses SC race

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A new name could not keep a former North Carolina Congressional candidate from the same Election Day fate in South Carolina. Will Breazeale, who twice ran to represent southeastern North Carolina in the US House, lost his bid tonight for South Carolina Adjutant General. Full story...
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Brian Berger arrested in Avery County

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law again. Full story...
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NC Senate panel changes product liability bill

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A Senate panel has rejected proposals that would have made it harder for North Carolinians to sue manufacturers. Senators voted Tuesday to remove a provision that would exempt manufacturers from liability over its products, as long as the products met all government regulations when they were sold. Full story...
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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care

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The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. Full story...
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NC House seeks average 5 percent teacher raises

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North Carolina public school teachers would get average 5 percent raises without having to give up any job protections in the budget proposal House Republicans have written. Full story...
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Taxes on the rise, some local leaders frustrated

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videoThe county's 'credit card' bill so to speak is getting higher and higher with that cost eventually passed onto the taxpayer. Some local leaders feel the spending is out of control. Meanwhile, others feel new spending on the horizon is a cost we all just have to bear. Full story...
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StarNews: NC Senate OKs bill converting film credit to grant

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With no discussion, the state Senate gave third and final approval to a bill that would convert North Carolina's film tax credit program into a grant program, sending the measure to the House. Full story...
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Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young facing charges

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video Former John Edwards aide Andrew Young is facing several charges following an incident over the weekend. According to court documents, the 48-year-old Chapel Hill resident was arrested by a Raleigh police officer Sunday. Full story...
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Judge sides with city in challenge over convention center hotel

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videoA judge has ruled in favor of the City of Wilmington in a challenge about whether the city followed a 2006 legal agreement that outlined out the convention center hotel could be built. Full story...
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Film supporters take fight to Raleigh

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videoPeople in the Port City who rely on the film industry to survive took their fight to extend film incentives to Raleigh today. Film incentive advocates tried to educate state lawmakers on what the incentives mean and how they positively impact the state, but some people were not as enthusiastic about the future of film incentives in North Carolina. Full story...
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Environmental groups want NC coal ash moved

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A coalition of environmental groups and people who live near Duke Energy power plants are pressing North Carolina lawmakers to require the company to move all of its leaky coal ash dumps away from rivers, lakes and homes. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory signs NC fracking bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring. Full story...
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McCrory administration official alleges bullying

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and a key House leader are fighting over a three-member commission that serves as the final benefits arbiter within North Carolina's unemployment insurance office. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. school bonds in, permitting changes out

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videoHundreds of people showed up at tonight's New Hanover County Commission meeting. On the agenda, everything from school bonds to special use permits. Full story...
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New Wilmington police car design faces scrutiny

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videoSome Wilmington council members aren't pleased with a proposal to change the design of the city's police cars. Full story...
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