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Archive - Jan 24, 2012

Romney campaign touts his tax return transparency

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers. Romney's campaign said Tuesday he followed all tax laws. Full story...
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Chief Jayne announces 2012 Leland Citizens Academy registration

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The academy is designed to inform citizens about the different functions of the police department and to give insight into what training police officers complete to become officers. Full story...
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Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars 11 nominations

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Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Full story...
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Charlotte City Council OKs broader police powers for DNC

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Charlotte will have new laws that give police more power to stop and search people when the Democratic National Convention comes to town later this year. Full story...
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Grandmother sent to prison after pit bulls maul grandson

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A North Carolina woman will have to spend at least two years in prison after her grandson was mauled by family pit bulls and left in critical condition. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. to introduce new county manager Thursday

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Pender County will introduce its new manager later this week. The County Commission will appoint Dr. Michael N. "Mickey" Duvall of Franklin as the new county manager Thursday morning. Duvall currently serves as the county manager in Graham County. Full story...
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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year

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A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin's largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice. Full story...
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Alamance County jail inmate hurt in fight

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An Alamance County jail inmate is hospitalized after a fight with another inmate. Full story...
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6 charged in Charlotte mortgage scheme

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Federal prosecutors have accused six Charlotte area residents of mortgage fraud. Full story...
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NC law targets assisted living center infections

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A new North Carolina law aims to prevent infectious diseases like one that killed six residents at a Wayne County assisted living center in 2009. Full story...
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Metals found in water at coal plants

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North Carolina regulators have found higher than normal levels of metals in groundwater near all 14 of the state's coal-fired power plants run by Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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