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NC collections gap now almost $200 million through December

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The difference between predicted revenue collections for the first half of North Carolina government's fiscal year and what's actually come in has widened slightly. Full story...
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Moore elected NC House speaker as General Assembly opens

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videoThe North Carolina General Assembly has convened its new two-year session and House members have quickly elected Kings Mountain attorney Tim Moore as speaker. Full story...
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No camping changes at Freeman Park yet

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videoCarolina Beach's Town Council decided not to take any action on proposed camping restrictions out at Freeman Park. Dozens of folks turned out to discuss proposed restrictions to require campers to obtain permits to stay the night in the park. Full story...
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Moore, Berger poised to lead as NC lawmakers return

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Activity in the Legislative Building has picked up on the day before the start of the General Assembly's two-year session. Full story...
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NC local school superintendents seek statewide bond for construction

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The CEOs of North Carolina's 115 local school districts are asking lawmakers to let voters decide whether they want to borrow for overdue construction needs that taxpayers must repay. Full story...
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Plan forgives loans on NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Charlotte City Council has voted for an agreement to forgive more than $22 million in debt from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Groups file ethics complaints against Carolinas politicians

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Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and US Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker. Full story...
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Lawmakers keep seeking jobless panel changes McCrory opposes

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The political fight between the North Carolina legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory over a state panel that considers final benefit appeals from the unemployed isn't going away even after McCrory vetoed a bill based on their differences. A legislative oversight committee recommended Wednesday that colleagues this year approve legislation staggering the terms of the three members of the Board of Review. That would mean one of McCrory's board appointees would have to step down this June. Full story...
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NC legislator going unaffiliated, wants to caucus with GOP

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A state House member from the Outer Banks announced Wednesday he's switching his voter registration from Democrat to unaffiliated and hopes to caucus with the Republican majority beginning with the new legislative session starting this month. Second-term Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk disclosed his decision Wednesday, a week before lawmakers return to Raleigh to elect new chamber leaders. Full story...
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Boehner shunned by 2 NC House members for speaker's post

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Two House Republicans from North Carolina declined to support John Boehner for a third term as speaker. Tuesday's televised roll call for the speaker's election had Reps. Walter Jones from the 3rd District and Mark Meadows of the 11th District each voting for Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida. Webster received the most votes from about 25 GOP defections to someone other than Boehner, who still won the speaker's job. Full story...
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