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Trial starting for murder of political strategist

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Jury selection is slated to start Monday in the trial of the man accused in the 2013 stabbing death of Democrat fundraiser Jamie Hahn. Full story...
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McCrory wants lawmakers to borrow, raise teacher base pay

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let the state borrow roughly $2.5 billion for transportation and government infrastructure and to fulfill their promise to raise base teacher pay to $35,000 this fall. McCrory's office released goals Wednesday night as he delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Full story...
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9 new flu deaths reported in NC

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State health officials say there were nine new flu deaths in North Carolina last week. Full story...
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Feds seek public input on coastal NC wind energy study

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The federal government is inviting the public to comment on an environmental assessment that supports wind energy development off North Carolina. Full story...
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Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

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State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. Full story...
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SBI: Fmr. asst. district attorney charged in forgery investigation

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A former assistant district attorney is out on $10,000 bond for altering court documents, according to the State Bureau of Investigation. Full story...
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Partial settlement reached in NC State Fair case

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videoA federal court document shows a settlement has been reached between a family injured when they were thrown from a ride at the North Carolina State Fair and three of the four defendants named in a lawsuit. Full story...
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Innocence Inquiry Commission: Sledge's case merits judicial review

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video The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission is in the final day of a 3-day hearing in the case of a 70-year-old man who claims he did not kill a mother and her daughter in 1976. Full story...
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One dead, 4 hurt in Raleigh pedestrian bridge collapse

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videoOne person was killed and four hurt when a pedestrian bridge under construction on Wake Tech's Northern Wake Campus collapsed Thursday morning. Full story...
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Group: Gun ban at NC State Fair is illegal

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A gun-rights group has asked a North Carolina court for a temporary injunction to keep the state from enforcing its ban on concealed weapons at the State Fair. Full story...
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