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Archive - Mar 2012

Drifter pleads guilty to killing NC hikers in 2007

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A man convicted of murder in Florida and Georgia is accepting a life prison sentence without parole after pleading guilty in North Carolina to ambushing and killing an elderly couple hiking in a national forest. Full story...
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NC environment agency: email on fracking is fake

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North Carolina's environmental agency says someone is trying to confuse the public about its recent report saying a natural gas drilling technique can be safe with the right precautions. Full story...
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Tillis: NC gay marriage ban likely to be reversed

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Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation. Full story...
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Most school districts won't add 5 extra days

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video North Carolina public school officials are overriding a requirement for 185 classroom days after local school districts complained about the extra costs to operate buses and buildings. Full story...
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Lower death risk seen with heart bypass surge

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Older patients with clogged heart arteries may face a little lower death risk over time if they have bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem. Full story...
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Foreclosures in Wilmington on the rise

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates in January 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
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Winston-Salem seeks sale of 2 sports venues

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Winston-Salem officials are determined to sell two city-owned sports arenas to universities in town. Full story...
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NC picking up pace returning tax refund checks

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North Carolina's tax collectors are doing a better job of cutting checks for people who are due refunds. Full story...
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NC agency hears from public on fracking study

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The state environmental agency is listening to the public's response to a natural gas drilling technique that could create jobs but carries pollution risks. Full story...
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Hurricane officials: No more tape for windows

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Officials with the National Hurricane Center have a message for residents living in hurricane-prone areas: Don't tape your windows. Full story...
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