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NC state workers, governor to remember King

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North Carolina state employees are gathering again in a downtown Raleigh church to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor a state worker for improving their community and race relations. Full story...
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UNC Study: Fast food not the major cause of rising childhood obesity rates

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For several years, many have been quick to attribute rising fast-food consumption as the major factor causing rapid increases in childhood obesity. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill report that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children’s homes. Full story...
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Obama to announce manufacturing institute in NC

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President Barack Obama will focus today on creating jobs and boosting advanced manufacturing when he discusses the U.S. economy in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Guarding NC fair ride costs $400 a day

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Guarding a ride that seriously injured several patrons earlier this year is costing the North Carolina State Fair $400 a day. Full story...
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Man charged with using SUV to drag ABC officers

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A Wake Forest man has been charged with dragging two Wake County Alcohol Beverage Control officers with his SUV. Full story...
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Protesters brave rain, rally on Capitol grounds

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Protesters have continued their series of rallies against the policies approved by the Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature with a march on the state Capitol. Full story...
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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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