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The nine-member N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission has two new faces. Samuel Corbett and Anton "Mike" Wicker will each serve three-year terms, said a release Wednesday from the office of Gov. Pat McCrory.

MODIFIED: 08/20/14 13:51:15

Coal Ash Compromise

House and Senate leaders announced a compromise on a stalled coal ash bill late Tuesday, days before legislators end their session.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:17:41

Incentives Defeat

A cadre of Republicans in the House broke ranks with their leadership Tuesday to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill they said violated core conservative principles.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:16:39

Voucher Ruling

A Superior Court judge told lawyers on Tuesday that he planned to issue a ruling Thursday in the battle over the legislature's school voucher plan.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:15:44

Romney Support

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney headlined a Charlotte fundraiser for Thom Tillis on Tuesday night, while Tillis' opponent, Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, greeted supporters across town.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:14:56

Senate Race

North Carolina's hotly contested U.S. Senate race has tightened slightly from a month ago, according to a new state poll from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling on Tuesday.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:14:08

Bridge Replacements

Transportation department officials plan to replace 11 bridges in western North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:13:12

Military Cuts

A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:11:42

Wal-Mart Jobs

Wal-Mart now has until 2019 for 450 employees to be hired at the Alamance County distribution center, giving the company an additional year over what was reflected in an incorrect agreement signed in December.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:10:15

Layoffs

Ireland-based Eaton expects to close its clutch-assembly facility in North Charlotte and lay off the more than 80 people who work there, a move that will shrink the company's presence in the region.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:09:17

Ohio Spill

A 15-mile stretch of the Ohio River closed after a fuel oil spill was reopened to river traffic on Tuesday with some restrictions as containment and cleanup continued.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:07:19

Chicken Plant

Cumberland County Commissioners now know that dozens of their constituents oppose a proposed $113 million chicken processing plant in the area.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:06:30

Firing Range

A firing range in eastern Cumberland County has won another legal victory in its battle to exist.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:05:37

Political Advertising

Satellite TV giants DirecTV and Dish Network are looking for a landslide this fall, in political dollars. For the first time, satellite broadcasters will be jockeying with other media outlets for a share of political spending that could top $3 billion this year.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 23:04:21

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George Wainwright Jr., a retired associate justice of the N.C. Supreme Court, is the State Ethics Commission's new chairman.

MODIFIED: 08/19/14 17:10:14

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"I used to think, if only the Republicans were in charge, they would quit doing this. This is the very thing we argued year after year about (former Gov. Mike) Easley, about (former Gov. Bev) Perdue having this fund."
Rep. Michael Speciale, R-New Bern, referring to a bill the House rejected that would have created a $20 million Job Catalyst Fund.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER, 8/20/14
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