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Elections staff examining legislative contributions

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An elections official says a review of political contributions given to state legislators is being expedited on the request of Mecklenburg County lawmakers. Full story...
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Columbus County murder trial begins

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The trial of a Columbus County man accused of murder began Monday. Full story...
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Supreme Court: NC lawmakers must redraw House districts after '08

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The state Supreme Court ruled today that lawmakers must redraw a state House district in Pender County after the 2008 elections. Full story...
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Feds approve NC's new same-day voter registration

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Voters who decide at the last minute that they're interested in this fall's municipal elections can cast a ballot right away under a new law that's received final federal approval. Full story...
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Brunswick, Pender County voters to decide land tax

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To tax or not to tax? Voters in Brunswick County will decide this November. Full story...
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State prisoner sues over racy magazines

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An inmate in Harnett County says prison officials violated his constitutional rights by refusing to let him have magazines he ordered that contain racy material. Full story...
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Governor signs bills to help homeowners

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Mortgage lenders face greater disclosure in North Carolina under three bills signed by Governor Mike Easley. Full story...
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NC lawmakers commit $50 million to build leading cancer center

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Certain names inspire hope for cancer patients: Johns Hopkins. Sloan-Kettering. North Carolina lawmakers want to add another: Lineberger. Full story...
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Failure of NC restaurant smoking ban masks other victories

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It was another painful defeat for anti-smoking forces in North Carolina when lawmakers shot down a proposed statewide smoking ban for hotels and restaurants. Full story...
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New Hanover County District Court Judge to be replaced

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Effective Thursday Judge John Carroll will be replaced by Judge J.H. Corpening. The news came as a shock to Carroll, who says he's proud of his accomplishments as chief judge over the past six years. Full story...
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