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Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

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North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books. Full story...
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McCrory: Stance on film incentives firm even after studio visit

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videoFilm industry supporters have been critical of Gov. Pat McCrory not answering their plea to meet with the film industry during visits to Wilmington as the debate over film incentives continues. Today that changed. Full story...
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Push for film incentives a campaign issue for NC House race

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video As the governor took time today to visit Wilmington's move studio, the push in Hollywood East for film incentives continues. Today supporters renewed their calls, as they stood with a NC House candidate who backs them. Full story...
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McCrory visiting Wilmington for second time this month

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Gov. Pat McCrory is making another stop in Wilmington Thursday afternoon. McCrory will attend the North Carolina Business Committee for Education's regional meeting and tour the Corning plant on N. College Road. Full story...
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Common Core on way out of NC schools

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The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina. Full story...
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NC House to consider final Common Core bill

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The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards. The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise bill Wednesday. The Senate signed off on it last week. Full story...
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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

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The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Full story...
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NC House Democrats complain about staffing money

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House Democrats say Republican counterparts are denying them a full-time employee to manage their legislative operations although similar workers have been funded for the minority party in the past. Full story...
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Register, insure mopeds OK'd by NC Senate panel

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The state Senate is sticking for now with new moped regulations that would require both North Carolina scooter operators to have insurance as well as those vehicles registered with the state. Full story...
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Medical examiner: Crisco died of heart problems

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The state medical examiner's office says the death of former NC Commerce Secretary and congressional candidate Keith Crisco was due to heart problems. Full story...
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Governor's selection of poet laureate draws fire

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North Carolina writers are unhappy that the governor chose the next poet laureate on his own without going through the typical vetting process of receiving recommendations from a committee. Full story...
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Pender County hires second interim manager in six days

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videoFor the second time in less than a week, the Pender County Commission has hired an interim county manager. Commissioner today agreed to hire Bob Murphy until a permanent manager is hired. Full story...
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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban

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Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue. Full story...
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More questions than answers in Hewett's jailhouse death

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video Officials are keeping a tight grasp on information as the investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett continues. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ron Hewett was tased before death in jail

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WWAY has learned former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett was tased before he died yesterday, according to a source close to the situation. Full story...
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