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Immigration bill responding to dissenting sheriffs reappears

Immigration law-enforcement legislation that North Carolina Republicans have idled for months in the General Assembly is back in gear.

NC legislature begins, less politically imbalanced

A less politically imbalanced North Carolina General Assembly begins its two-year session with Democrats holding more seats since Republicans took over the legislature in 2011.

Skvarla pitches broadband, crowdfunding, venture capital

North Carolina's commerce secretary says rural and small-town economies won't grow without access to high-speed Internet.

Businesses, Screen Gems react to bigger film grant

Wilmington businesses are reacting to a big boost for the state's film industry.

North Topsail leaders pursue more dredging

North Topsail Beach Town leaders are trying to find money to pay for the next beach re-nourishment project.

NC lawmakers review ‘revenge porn’ law penalties

The Senate took up the bill with wide support earlier this week, but tabled a vote after one senator said the law's felony punishments went too far to punish teenagers "who do stupid stuff."

NC state Sen. Bingham says this term will be his last

A Republican state senator says this two-year term in the North Carolina General Assembly will be his last.

NC Senate budget-writers roll out early spending bill

Top Senate budget-writers have written an early-session spending bill that in part seeks to ensure a panel drafting new academic standards for North Carolina's public schools has money to perform its work. The bill filed Monday directs the Department of Public Instruction to transfer $275,000 to help the panel, which was created last year.

Legislators discuss economy on first day

videoThe State Legislature was back in session Wednesday in Raleigh for their first full day of 2015.

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