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NC economic board unveils jobs plan to Gov McCrory (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina business leaders, educators and elected officials have given Gov. Pat McCrory what’s billed as a road map for the state’s economic prosperity for the next decade. The North Carolina Economic Development Board presented its proposal Friday to McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon ...

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UPDATED: NC Supreme Court ponders legality of redistricting (access required)

RALEIGH — The validity of North Carolina’s legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court as attorneys argued Monday whether the boundaries comply with federal and state laws and previous court opinions. The court’s seven justices offered ...

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NC Democrats seek Hagan win, legislative seats (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats sapped of ruling power in  state government over the past three years are cautiously optimistic their fortunes will improve in 2014, thanks to what they describe as poor Republican policy decisions in Raleigh. Party leaders and organizers say ...

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Pastor, doctor take on NC speaker in US Senate bid (access required)

RALEIGH — With Democrat Kay Hagan already targeted in hostile ads for supporting the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina Republicans face a choice: Do they opt for a powerful state legislator, a tea party champion or a staunch social conservative to challenge ...

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NC Senate budget-writer Brunstetter to resign (access required)

RALEIGH — A key budget-writer in the North Carolina state Senate said Thursday he’s leaving the General Assembly next month to become a top executive at a large hospital system. Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth, said he’ll resign effective Dec. 15 ...

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McCrory: Frontloading teacher raises among options (access required)

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory says his administration is looking at many options to bolster North Carolina public school teacher pay, including front-loading raises toward new teachers and increases based on instructional performance or in-demand fields. McCrory made the comments Thursday as ...

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