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NC charter school overhaul bill back in committee

North Carolina legislators are pushing ahead with a plan that would increase the number of charter schools from the current statewide limit of 100.

Del Pietro withdraws from Congressional race

Democrat Del Pietro has withdrawn from the race for Congress. Pietro planned to challenge incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre in next year's Democratic primary for the 7th District seat in the US House.

The Rant: April 5, 2011

NC state worker health plan changes get final OK

Higher co-pays, deductibles and mandated monthly premiums for all active North Carolina state workers and teachers are in Republican-penned legislation receiving final approval at the Legislature and headed to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk.

ONLY ON 3: McIntyre aide apologizes for calling opponent “crazy”

An aide to Rep. Mike McIntyre has issued a formal apology to a man planning to challenge the Congressman in next year's after calling him "crazy."

Wilmington City Council looks at ways to tighten budget

video At a budget work session today, Mayor Bill Saffo said he thinks there will be much debate over changes to the system. He said although the decision to adjust the budget may not be easy, it is necessary.

Budget cuts could mean tolls on more NC ferries

North Carolina legislators are considering budget cuts that might lead the state to charge to ride four ferries that are currently free and double the price on three others.

ONLY ON 3: McIntyre’s staffer calls opponent “crazy,” “shaky,” “schizophrenic” and “not all there”

During Rep. Mike McIntyre's jobs summit today, one of the Congressman's staffers made some interesting comments to us.

Perdue to visit Whiteville, Leland

Gov. Bev Perdue will visit two area towns this week. The governor today kicked off a two-week jobs tour of businesses and classrooms.

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