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Case over turkey remains in public sewer sent back to NC court

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The U.S. Supreme Court is rejecting a North Carolina poultry company's attempt to throw out federal criminal charges over turkey remains released into a public sewer plant. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue suggests ignoring constitution and letting Congress skip elections; Updated with audio

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. Full story...
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AG tells Grand Furniture Gallery to stop taking orders

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Cary-based Grand Furniture Gallery is under court order not to take any new online orders or payments until it fulfills existing orders or provides refunds, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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Raleigh museum to exhibit Rembrandts next month

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The North Carolina Museum of Art will show an exhibit of Rembrandts that curators say has the most authentic works from the artist's American collections that have ever been assembled. Full story...
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Hundreds camping out in Raleigh for tickets to Obama visit

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Hundreds of people camped out overnight Tuesday for a chance to be some of the first people in line to get tickets to see President Barack Obama. The President will be in the Triangle Wednesday to talk about American Jobs Act he presented to Congress last week. Full story...
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Obama to visit Apex, NC State University

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President Obama will visit a small business in Apex and speak at North Carolina State University in his latest trip to the state. Full story...
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President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC

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The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Full story...
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Catholic Diocese of Raleigh plans new cathedral

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The campus would include a 2,000 seat cathedral estimated to cost $75-90 million. The new facility will be called Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. It will replace Sacred Heart Cathedral built in 1924, which the diocese says is the smallest cathedral in the continental United States. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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SC man charged with killing NC woman at her home

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Authorities accuse a South Carolina man of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at her North Carolina home as her 16-year-old daughter watched. Full story...
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Police remove 69 animals from Raleigh house

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Animal control officers have removed 69 animals from a house in Raleigh. Full story...
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N&O Editorial: Trooper conduct is a roadside test for Gov. Perdue

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You know how Gina Tessener blew a 0.00? Well, Gubna, you're blowing it, too. Readers are incensed that, despite Perdue's vow of "zero tolerance" for trooper misconduct, Senior Trooper Edward Wyrick is back riding herd over state roads and Trooper Andrew Smith has been suspended but will likely be back in the saddle, too. Full story...
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