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Archive - Nov 2011

Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory. Full story...
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US judge blocks NC 'Choose Life' plates for now

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A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to North Carolina's plans to allow people to purchase anti-abortion license plates. Full story...
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Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

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Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts. Full story...
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Carolina fires Maurice; replaced by Kirk Muller

The last-place Carolina Hurricanes have brought in former All-Star Kirk Muller to replace Paul Maurice as coach. This is the second time Maurice has been dismissed by the club. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Former teacher accused of sexting avoids jail, trial delayed

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The former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student avoided jail by showing up for court this morning. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom for Mark Riel's hearing. Full story...
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Ex-NC high court justice Orr joins law firm

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A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and 2008 Republican candidate for governor is heading to a well-known law firm in the state after leaving a conservative-leaning legal group earlier this month. Full story...
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Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

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North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase. Full story...
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Cooper cautions NC residents on cyber shopping

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Cyber Monday, a day when online retailers offer deals to holiday shoppers, is becoming increasingly popular, but North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning that convenience doesn't come without risks. Full story...
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