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Archive - 2012

Census shows Durham now NC's 4th-largest city

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Figures from the U.S. Census Bureau say Durham has squeaked past Winston-Salem by 867 people to become North Carolina's fourth-largest city. Full story...
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NC lottery reports record transfer to education

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The North Carolina state lottery has again generated a record amount of money to the state for public education. Full story...
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UNC Health Care board changed in finalized bill

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The General Assembly has agreed to give more authority to the University of North Carolina system's governing board in choosing who will oversee its state hospital system. Full story...
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Soldier killed, 2 wounded in Fort Bragg shooting

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Officials say one soldier was shot and killed and two others wounded at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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State leaders react to Supreme Court health care law decision

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President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his health care overhaul is a "victory for people all over the country" and will make their lives more secure. Meanwhile leaders across North Carolina are responding to the US Supreme Court's ruling upholding health care reform legislation. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes death penalty bias law rollback

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that rolls back a landmark North Carolina law allowing death row inmates to prove their sentence resulted from racial bias. Perdue's veto on Thursday is the second time she's stepped in to defend the Racial Justice Act. Full story...
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Wilmington veteran disappointed, not surprised Stolen Valor Act struck down

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video Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006 to protect the reputation and meaning of military honors. The Supreme Court, though, said the First Amendment defends a person's right to lie, even if they are lying about awards won through military service. Full story...
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WPD U-Turn luncheon focuses on young women at risk

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video Wilmington Police say the purpose of the U-Turn luncheon is to bring struggling young women together with positive mentors to help them make a U-turn in their lives. Full story...
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