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FIRST ON 3: Pantano will challenge McIntyre again for Congressional seat in 2012

WWAY NewsChannel 3 has learned that Ilario Pantano will announce tomorrow that he will challenge Congressman Mike McIntyre again in 2012.

GOP lawmakers in NC push to limit federal power

A nationwide drive by conservatives to push back federal authority by claiming state authority is more important under the Constitution is showing up in politically moderate North Carolina.

Well-known attorneys to assist Perdue in probe

Two well-known defense attorneys are helping Gov. Beverly Perdue as a prosecutor scrutinizes her 2008 campaign spending.

Area Republicans look to stop forced annexation

videoFor years the City of Wilmington has used forced annexation as a way to grow. The city has plans to annex more land outside its borders, but bills in the legislature may get in the way.

Three defeated Dems sue over campaign ads

Three former state Senate Democrats are suing their successful opponents and the Republican Party over campaign ads.

Lawmakers ready to debate money-saving plan

Senate Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration turn in some money it uses to lure companies to build or expand in North Carolina so it can help close next year's budget.

NC lawmakers discuss outlawing fake marijuana

A North Carolina legislative panel is looking at whether to ban a legal chemical sold as incense that is designed to mimic the effects of marijuana.

NC House passes health overhaul challenge

North Carolina lawmakers are launching their attack on a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law.

NC Senate panel to debate charter school cap bill

A bill seeking elimination of North Carolina's 100-school limit on charter schools is getting its first debate in the General Assembly.

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