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Archive - Feb 13, 2012

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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NC Supreme Court weighs trials for hospital bills

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North Carolina's Supreme Court will decide whether patients who object to hospital bills can get a court to decide whether they're unreasonably expensive. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' beats 'Star Wars' at weekend box office

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A new movie shot in part at Wilmington's Screen Gems Studios had a good first weekend at the box office. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" finished third in weekend ticket sales with $27.6 million. Full story...
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STUDY: Switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

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Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. Full story...
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Soles upgraded to good condition

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Former state Sen. R.C. Soles is listed in good condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Soles underwent heart bypass surgery Friday, according to his Tabor City law firm. Full story...
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Brunswick River Bridge night closures next two weeks

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Bridge work could slow traffic at night this week in Brunswick County. The Department of Transportation will close lanes on US 17/74/76 the bridge over the Brunswick River in Leland. Full story...
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NC Racial Justice Act hearing continues

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The first evidentiary hearing involving the state's Racial Justice Act is scheduled to continue this week in a Cumberland County courtroom, where prosecutors plan to call four more current or former judges to testify. 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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NC governor candidate Faison suffers messy divorce

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One of the first Democrats to announce his bid for North Carolina governor is involved in a protracted and messy divorce filled with nasty accusations. Full story...
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