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Nearly 1 In 6 Americans In Poverty, Census Says

Posted: 09/13/2011 - The ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million -- nearly 1 in 6 Americans -- as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work.

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Perdue Takes Aim At Childhood Hunger

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue is taking aim at childhood hunger in North Carolina by promoting a public-private partnership geared toward increasing participation in meals programs.

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Two More Counties Added for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available in Pender and Wayne counties from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, following storm damage from Hurricane Irene. This brings the total of eligible counties to 35.

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House GOP To Advance Obama's Disaster Aid Request

Posted: 09/12/2011 - A top Republican leader has announced that the House will quickly advance President Barack Obama's request for emergency aid for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene.

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Bank Of America Will Cut 30,000 Jobs

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Bank of America says it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year.

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Military Jets Safely Escort NYC, Detroit Flights

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Authorities say fighter jets escorted two commercial flights into New York City and Detroit "out of an abundance of caution" on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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White House: Obama To Send Jobs Bill Monday

Posted: 09/12/2011 - A White House official says President Barack Obama will send Congress his new $447 billion jobs bill Monday and speak in the Rose Garden to call for swift passage.

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Gay Marriage Ban Will Be On May State Ballot

Updated: 09/13/2011 - The North Carolina General Assembly has agreed to let voters decide next May whether to add a provision to the state constitution to make clear marriage is between one man and one woman.

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NC Gay Marriage Ban Proposal Altered For Next Week

Posted: 09/10/2011 - A new version of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina tries to quell criticism the change could prevent private companies from offering same-sex benefits.

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$400M Comes To NC For Preparedness After 9/11

Updated: 09/10/2011 - State emergency officials say that 10 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, North Carolina is better equipped and prepared to respond to disasters whether they're natural or man made.

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Obama Coming To NC To Pitch Jobs Plan

Updated: 09/10/2011 - President Barack Obama will travel to North Carolina next week to pitch his new jobs plan, his third stop on a sales tour to get voters behind the proposal.

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GPD Announces Detours For ECU's First 2011 Home Game

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Greenville Police say there will be lots of detours Saturday as they expect a packed stadium and thousands of tailgaters outside Dowdy Ficklen Saturday morning and afternoon as East Carolina University plays host to Virginia Tech for the first home football Game of the 2011 season.

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4 Former Bladen County Officials Indicted

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Four former Bladen County officials, including the schools superintendent and fire marshal, have been indicted for what is described as "misuse and misappropriation of public funds."

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Etheridge Becomes Adviser For State Storm Recovery

Updated: 09/09/2011 - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Beverly Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene.

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