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Report: Drones Have Wide Government Uses In North Carolina

State and local governments in North Carolina could use unmanned aircraft for law enforcement, hurricane recovery and monitoring wildlife, a new state report suggests.

03/08/2014

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NC lt. Governor’s Office Gets Private-Sector Boost

Before Gov. Pat McCrory recently backed off spending public dollars for upgrades to private bathrooms at the Executive Mansion, the trustee of another 19th century home two doors down already had figured another way to make more with less.

11/03/2013

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$230,000 In NC Governor’s Mansion Repairs Off List

An updated to-do list from Gov. Pat McCrory’s administration to spend taxpayer dollars to repair North Carolina government buildings has left out some bathroom renovations at the Executive Mansion.

10/29/2013

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SRS Contractor Furloughs 1,400 Employees

A contractor that manages highly radioactive liquid waste at the Savannah River Site near Aiken is furloughing 1,400 employees during the federal government shutdown.

10/07/2013

File photo of Gov. Pat McCroy. (Photo by Takaaki Iwabu/Raleigh News &; Observer/MCT via Getty Images)

Jobs For Highly-Paid McCrory Staffers Never Posted

Gov. Pat McCrory says a pair of 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates.

08/28/2013

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Most Charges Dismissed Against Ex-Blackwater Execs

The federal prosecution of five former employees of the private security firm Blackwater has collapsed after the defendants said they were acting at the direction of the CIA by providing five automatic rifles as gifts to King Abdullah of Jordan.

02/22/2013

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Consumer Alert: New Health Care Markets On The Way

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buying your own health insurance will never be the same. This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama’s […]

CBS Charlotte–01/27/2013

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

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Dalton Unveils NC Government Reform Package

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton unveiled government and campaign reform recommendations on Wednesday that the Democratic gubernatorial nominee said would improve trust in elected officials and promote transparency in their actions.

08/30/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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