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NC State turns to Gottfried as next coach

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video Former Alabama coach Mark Gottfried is the new men's basketball coach at North Carolina State. Gottfried took center stage at Tuesday's news conference, but Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams was a hot topic of discussion as well. Click the video to see what Wolfpack A.D. Debbie Yow thinks about Gary Williams. Full story...
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Bedbugs found at Wake County elder-care homes

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Bedbug infestations have been discovered in at least four Wake County long-term care homes for the elderly. Full story...
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Voter ID bill gets first look by NC House panel

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North Carolina legislation that would force voters to show a photo identification card to cast a ballot is drawing sharp emotions. Full story...
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Bob Etheridge defends the new job governor gave him

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WTVD-TV pressed Governor Beverly Perdue and former Congressman Bobby Etheridge why he was given a temporary government-funded job and a near six-figure salary to hand out unused stimulus funds. Full story...
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Jury says ex-doctor guilty in NC ballerina's death

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A jury has found a former Raleigh doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina who perished in a car crash. Full story...
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N&O: In midst of recession, Governor Perdue hires more expensive executive chef

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These are hard times in state government, but not so difficult that Gov. Bev Perdue didn't trade up for a more expensive chef at the Executive Mansion last summer - reports the Raleigh News & Observer. Full story...
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NC jury resuming deliberations in ex-doctor's case

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A jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of a former Raleigh doctor accused in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina. Full story...
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Black man claims police beat him after hostage situation at Cary bank

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Officials in Cary have asked the Wake County District Attorney's office and the State Bureau of Investigation to look into a complaint that one of the hostages in a bank standoff was beaten, cursed and handcuffed by police as he emerged from the building after the siege ended. Full story...
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Raleigh teachers: No more flip-flops, short skirts

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The Wake County school board wants no more extra short skirts and flip-flops in class. On the teachers. Full story...
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Former Fuquay-Varina coach pleads in teen sex case

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A former Wake County high school girls basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a female student. Full story...
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NC court denies husband's request for trial delay

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has turned down a request by a man charged with killing his wife to delay the start of his trial. Full story...
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Cary refuses to release names of bank hostages

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Officials are refusing to disclose the names of several people held hostage in a bank standoff in Cary last week. Full story...
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Dispute on crude sign could cost NC town $225K

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A dispute between the town of Cary and a homeowner over his blunt protest sign may end up costing the Wake County town nearly $225,000. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Pediatrics report details risks from energy drinks

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video Energy drinks are under-studied, overused and can be dangerous for children and teens, warns a report by doctors who say kids shouldn't use the popular products. Full story...
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NC jury indicts man for Perdue flight payment

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight. Full story...
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