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Archive - Feb 13, 2012

Raleigh woman who lost job wins NC Education Lottery

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A Raleigh woman who lost her job as a receptionist after 22 years is collecting a very big check thanks to a new game from the North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. School Board member files for county commission

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A New Hanover County School Board member has officially thrown his hat in the race for county commission. Full story...
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NC Ports Authority dinner for 15 cost about $1,500

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A spokesman says the NC State Ports Authority will develop new policies for meals and expenses after a steak house dinner for 15 cost more than $1,500 for food. Full story...
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NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes

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The state Department of Transportation is holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that would start three years later. Full story...
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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge

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Durham County's district attorney is in a fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy shoots and kills a man

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Authorities in Alexander County say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened him with an ax. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Light My Way

Progress in electrical engineering, pollution control, and energy security are just a few of the reasons the good old fashioned incandescent light bulbs continue to decline in significance when it

Columbus Co. based Freedman Farms fined $1.5 million, President sent to jail

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Freedman Farms Inc. was sentenced in federal court to five years probation and ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines, restitution, and community service payments for violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River Full story...
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Feds look into NHCS seclusion rooms

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video The controversy over New Hanover County Schools' use of seclusion rooms is now the subjection of a federal investigation. The Department of Education's Civil Rights Office is looking into a claim that seclusion rooms are only being used on students with disabilities. Full story...
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Brunswick deputy cleared in December shooting

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The district attorney says a Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy was justified when he shot two people late last year. Both survived their injuries. Full story...
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FCC urged to end sports blackout rule

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Most people weighing in on a sports blackout rule are urging the Federal Communications Commission to scrap it. Full story...
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Election year kicks in with NC candidate filing

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North Carolina's election season has started in earnest as candidates are filing paperwork for positions from governor to county commissioner. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court hears student bra search case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is going to decide whether officials at an alternative school should have required students to participate in a bra search based on a tip that pills were being bought to class. Full story...
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Poll: Obama’s approval rating stable while Perdue's, Congress’ ratings lower

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The most recent HPU Poll, fielded by the High Point University Survey Research Center, finds that 44 percent of North Carolinians approve of President Barack Obama’s job performance – a stable finding compared to the last HPU Poll fielded in November. Full story...
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Analysis: Obama sets up clash with GOP in budget

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President Barack Obama's new federal budget showcases the major priorities of his presidency and sets up the top battles that will be waged on both sides in the presidential campaign. Full story...
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