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Poll: Most Wake residents support Dix park

An opinion poll released Tuesday found that Wake County residents support plans for a park on the Dorothea Dix property by a 2-to-1 margin.

Public Policy Polling surveyed about 600 voters last week in the wake of Republican-sponsored legislation that would revoke Raleigh's lease on the 325-acre state property.

The bill passed the Senate last week and now heads to the House. About 52 percent of those surveyed said they support the park, while 27 percent were against the idea.

Morning Roundup: Payday lending returns, Raleigh wants limits on sweepstakes poker

A bill would bring back payday lending in North Carolina, even though the attorney general shut them down in 2006. This time, a key senator has thrown his weight behind it.

Raleigh's city council wants to regulate Internet sweepstakes parlors after a judge failed to shut down the operations recently.

Morning roundup: Dix deal, McIntyre-Rouzer identity crisis

This story from earlier this morning sets up the Council of State vote on the Dorothea Dix Hospital grounds deal.

Columnist Barry Saunders misses Jesse Helms, because you always knew where he stood. Not so with Congressman Mike McIntyre.

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