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Former State Representative Thomas Wright released from prison

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videoFormer State Representative Thomas Wright is out of prison after more than six years behind bars, following fraud and obstruction of justice convictions. Full story...
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Commerce secretary says film plan gives counties option, some local leaders not so sure

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videoGov. Pat McCrory proposed a new plan for film incentives in his budget plan. Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) says the plan introduced in a budget bill Thursday definitely raises concerns. Meanwhile New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield says the plan creates a local burden. Full story...
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NC House bill would require registration, insurance for mopeds

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Though police say the driver of the car was at fault in a crash that killed a moped driver Wednesday night, the incident has brought the question of moped safety once again front and center. Full story...
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Former state lawmaker Thomas Wright to leave prison

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videoDuring Thomas Wright's 15 years as a state legislator, his name was affixed to the member board mounted in the House chamber. Now, his name is scrawled on a board that keeps track of inmates at New Hanover County's state prison. Full story...
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Governor's budget bill proposes big changes for NC film incentives

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videoA bill filed in the North Carolina Senate today presents Gov. Pat McCrory's plan for the state budget, and with it a drastically different plan to give incentives to film projects. Full story...
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Goolsby, partner ordered to stop investment services

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videoThe North Carolina Secretary of State's office has told Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) and a business partner to stop their work as investment advisers. The Secretary of State Securities Officials issued a Final Consent Order in a case involving the Empowered Investor Inc., which was owned by Goolsby and James Upham. Full story...
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Will Roy Cooper run for Governor?

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videoAttorney General Roy Cooper knows he has a job to do and running for Governor isn't it. “It’s too early for me to make an official announcement,” Cooper said, “I am making plans though because I am deeply concerned about the direction of our state.” Full story...
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Film incentive update heads to House Finance Committee

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A bill to eliminate the end of North Carolina's film incentives overcame its first hurdle in the General Assembly today. HB 1142 passed its first reading as the House of Representatives referred it to the Finance Committee. Full story...
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Burr introduces bill to put Brunswick County back into Wilmington MSA

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videoThe fight over the federal government lumping Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area is apparently not over. Full story...
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Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

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videoPresident Barack Obama says if there's misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished. Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. Full story...
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Full NC House gives initial OK to tax bill

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The North Carolina House has tentatively agreed to a wide-ranging tax bill that caps municipal business privilege taxes and places an excise tax on electronic cigarettes. Full story...
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ACLU wants judge to put NC voter ID law on hold

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Advocacy groups are asking a federal judge to put key provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul law on hold for the November election. Full story...
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Hamilton, Iler, Davis sponsor bill to keep NC film incentives from ending

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videoThree area lawmakers have sponsored a bill in the North Carolina House of Representatives that would keep the state's tax incentives for film projects from ending. Full story...
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Judge strikes down new NC teacher tenure law

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videoA judge has ruled that a law cutting teacher job protections in North Carolina is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood said Friday that veteran teachers have an established right to a layer of review beyond school administrators when they face firing. Full story...
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NC scientists to issue 30-year sea level forecast

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videoA North Carolina commission has decided to ask scientists to only make a 30-year prediction of how fast the ocean will rise off the state's coast. Full story...
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