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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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Organizers at NC State Fair want some changes

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The North Carolina state fairgrounds are in for a makeover, and some familiar buildings could soon be history. Full story...
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