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Archive - May 8, 2012

NC Treasurer Cowell wins primary

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North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell is advancing from her party's primary election as she works to keep the job responsible for overseeing $72 billion in public employee pension funds. Full story...
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Troxler takes GOP bid for NC agriculture head

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North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is taking the Republican Party banner into November's election after winning his primary contest. Full story...
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Mitt Romney wins GOP primaries in NC, Indiana

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Mitt Romney has won the Indiana and North Carolina presidential primaries. Full story...
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Advocacy groups say NC school system discriminates

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Two advocacy groups are warning the Wake County school system that they will file a civil rights complaint if it doesn't end what they claim is discrimination against Latino students with Spanish-speaking parents. Full story...
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Charlotte native killed in attack in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a Charlotte, N.C., native based at Fort Drum, N.Y., has died after an attack in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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Speechwriter says Edwards knew about cover up

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A former speechwriter for John Edwards has testified that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Full story...
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Wood turners donate walking canes to wounded warriors

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A local group of wood turners is sharing their unique skill to reach out to wounded service men and women.The Wilmington Aea Woodturners Association is donating walking canes to injured service men and women at Fort Bragg. With two retired colonels in the group, they wanted to give back. Full story...
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