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Protests of NC Republican policies back in Raleigh

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The movement against policies approved by the Republican-led North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh to pressure Gov. Pat McCrory to convene a special session on Medicaid and unemployment benefits. Full story...
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FAA reveals what caused Southwest flight to plummet

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The FAA has released new information in the Southwest Airlines flight bound for RDU that plummeted in midair causing panic among passengers. Full story...
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NC teachers group sues over private school grants

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Advocacy groups representing parents and public education are suing North Carolina officials after the General Assembly passed a law this year allowing taxpayer money to help pay private school tuition. Full story...
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Fair ride owner appears in NC court over injuries

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The Georgia owner of a thrill ride that seriously injured three people at the North Carolina State Fair has made a brief court appearance on felony charges. Full story...
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Good idea for Downtown Wilmington? Raleigh mayor announces Downtown Raleigh Alliance gift card program

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Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced Wednesday the Shop Downtown Raleigh gift card program sponsored by the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, set to launch on Friday. For a one dollar activation fee, shoppers can purchase the plastic cards online at ShopDowntownRaleigh.com, and use them to make purchases at any participating downtown Raleigh business. All the money you spend on the card will return to businesses downtown. Full story...
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Ride operator appears in court on NC fair injuries

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A ride operator facing criminal charges over injuries at the North Carolina State Fair has made his first court appearance. Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow of Quitman, GA, faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury. Full story...
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Man accused of peeping at boys at North Carolina State Fair

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The Wake County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Raleigh man for allegedly taking picture of boys in a bathroom at the North Carolina State Fair. Full story...
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Walgreens buying Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores

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Walgreens announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Full story...
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NC legislature meets next month to consider vetoes

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has scheduled the session when the North Carolina lawmakers will return to Raleigh to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants. Full story...
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Charges dropped against reporter from NC protest

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Charges have been dropped against a Charlotte Observer reporter arrested while covering protesters at the North Carolina legislature. Full story...
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NC State wins $60 million NSA data partnership

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videoNorth Carolina State University has won a $60 million federal contract to partner with the National Security Agency on a new center dedicated to researching the challenges of collecting, sorting and storing massive amounts of computer data. Full story...
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WATCH THIS: Trooper almost hit by tractor trailer

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videoThe Highway Patrol says a trooper's recent close call with a tractor trailer is a good reminder of the importance of North Carolina's "Move Over" law. Full story...
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Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

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North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year's General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. Full story...
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NC abortion-rights supporters pressure McCrory

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Abortion-rights supporters are planning to camp outside of Gov. Pat McCrory's executive mansion in a last-ditch effort to get him to veto new regulations they say could put clinics out of commission. Full story...
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State budget would change environmental commissions

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The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31. Full story...
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