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Governor's selection of poet laureate draws fire

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North Carolina writers are unhappy that the governor chose the next poet laureate on his own without going through the typical vetting process of receiving recommendations from a committee. Full story...
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Honeymooning drug suspects wanted for sex assault in NY

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videoA couple who had their honeymoon cut short after Leland Police say they found them with drugs and cash in their car face more charges back home. Full story...
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Hearing on proposed insurance rate increase delayed until October

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videoA hearing scheduled for next month on the insurance industry's request to raise homeowners rates in North Carolina has been delayed until the fall. Full story...
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Brunswick County school decides against banning book

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videoMonths after district leaders decided to keep "The Color Purple" in the county's curriculum, a Brunswick County school has decided to keep another book. Full story...
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Pender County hires second interim manager in six days

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videoFor the second time in less than a week, the Pender County Commission has hired an interim county manager. Commissioner today agreed to hire Bob Murphy until a permanent manager is hired. Full story...
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Convicted man to be released in 20-year-old murder case

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A North Carolina appeals court has rejected a bid by prosecutors to block bail for a man who has spent nearly 20 years in prison for a double-murder conviction marked by misconduct from Durham police and the prosecutor disbarred over the Duke lacrosse case. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold meeting on plan to replace Surf City Swing Bridge

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting July 29 about the proposed replacement of the Topsail Island Bridge in Surf City. Full story...
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NC pastors call for support on marriage ban

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Pastors from across the state will rally to call on Gov. Pat McCrory to defend traditional marriage before a Court of Appeals judge is set to rule on the issue. Full story...
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Senate nixes House coal ash bill, negotiating next

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Legislation designed to clean up coal ash ponds at Duke Energy power plants in North Carolina is now heading to final negotiations after the Senate rejected the House version of the bill. Full story...
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NC budget talks remain slow on education, Medicaid

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North Carolina budget talks remain slow as House Republicans held a meeting with empty seats and Gov. Pat McCrory tried to keep pressure upon senators to ease back on their teacher pay proposal. Full story...
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McCrory willing to review Medicaid expansion later

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd be willing to consider expanding Medicaid in North Carolina through the federal health care overhaul law once the state's system is repaired after years of cost overruns. Full story...
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NC doctor urges African-Americans to donate blood

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A Charlotte doctor is appealing to African-Americans to donate blood to help battle sickle-cell disease. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want review of abortion plate ruling

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Republicans at the North Carolina legislature want the nation's highest court to review a ruling barring the state from issuing anti-abortion license plates unless they provide a similar option to pro-choice motorists. Full story...
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Pender Co. twin takes to Twitter to bring Drake to sister's funeral

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Former Laney High School cheerleader Jasmin Grady is at the center of the Twitter-verse, as her twin brother works to fulfill her last wish. As he works to bring Drake to the Port City to sing at her funeral, the family effort has her story all over social media.

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911 CALL: Suicide suspected before Hewett's death

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videoThe audio of first responders' radio traffic and those initial 911 calls about Ron Hewett's demise were released Monday. Full story...
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