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  1. Court Official Defends Directive To NC MagistratesRead the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The chief administrator of North Carolina's courts told a top legislator that magistrates are duty-bound to marry gay couples and he's seen no federal law or rulings exempting them based on religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage. Administrative Office of the Courts Director John W. Smith wrote this week in response to a letter from Senate leader Phil Berger, R-Rockingham, and more than two dozen other Senate Republicans.

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  2. GOP Leader: NC Officials Can Refuse To Marry GaysRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A top North Carolina Republican said Tuesday that he will back a bill protecting state officials who refuse to issue marriage licenses or perform weddings for same-sex couples. Senate Leader Phil Berger Sr. said he will introduce legislation in response to a magistrate in his home county who decided to resign instead of agreeing to marry gays, citing his personal religious views.

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  3. Rockingham Speedway Owners Agree On Track's SaleRead the original story

    Oct 21, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Court records show the owners of Rockingham Speedway have agreed to sell or auction off the track to help avoid foreclosure for default on a $4.2 million loan used to buy the property. The Daily Journal of Richmond County reports a judge signed a consent order between the owners and Farmers & Merchants Bank, which holds the loan.

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  4. NC Adjournment Approved, 2-Year Session EndsRead the original story

    Sep 2, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's legislature finally wrapped up their two-year session Wednesday after passing a coal ash cleanup measure, but falling short on goals involving Medicaid and a budget fix with teacher assistant funds.

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  5. NC Adjournment Approved, 2-Year Session EndsRead the original story

    Aug 21, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's legislature finally wrapped up their two-year session Wednesday after passing a coal ash cleanup measure, but falling short on goals involving Medicaid and a budget fix with teacher assistant funds.

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  6. NC Session Marked By Coal Ash, Teacher Pay, LengthRead the original story

    Aug 18, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control.

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  7. NC Weighs Offering Upfront Money For Promised JobsRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    After decades of trying to attract new industries with tax breaks, North Carolina lawmakers are considering whether to just offer selected corporations upfront taxpayer money if they will move to the state.

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  8. 5 Things N.C. Lawmakers To Complete Before LeavingRead the original story

    Jul 9, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The North Carolina Senate and House are holding low-key floor meetings this week with few or no recorded votes to give time to negotiators on the state budget and a handful of other bills to work out their differences before the session adjourns.

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  9. Medicaid Spending Plans Challenged By NC SenateRead the original story

    Jun 27, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina senators were not persuaded Thursday to accept Medicaid spending numbers for the coming year from Gov. Pat McCrory's administration after hearing a two-hour presentation led by State Budget Director Art Pope.

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  10. Bill Would Order Closure Of Ash PitsRead the original story

    Jun 16, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A bill backed by key North Carolina lawmakers would require Duke Energy to close all of its coal ash dumps across the state within 15 years, with much of the toxic material going into lined landfills.

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  11. McCrory Pushing Back At NC Legislature In 2nd YearRead the original story

    Jun 9, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    It was no doctored photo op when Gov. Pat McCrory stood beside physicians wearing their white coats on stairs brightened by the midday sun and leading out of the Executive Mansion.

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