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Authorities seek woman who raised long-lost child

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Local, state and federal authorities are searching for a woman involved in raising a child who recently reunited with her long-lost mother. Full story...
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Spider-Man did NOT rob Raleigh motel

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Turns out Spider-Man did not rob a Raleigh motel last week. Full story...
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Winter storms taking toll on state budget

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Gov. Beverly Perdue told reporters Tuesday at a Department of Transportation maintenance yard in Raleigh the state already has spent about $26 million of the $30 million set aside this fiscal year for storm-related recovery activities Full story...
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Governor Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared a state of emergency for all of North Carolina, warning people to avoid the wintry weather and stay home. Full story...
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Duke Law School alum hopes $5M gift spurs others

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A Duke Law School graduate and his wife have donated $5 million to the school in hopes of prompting contributions from others. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: NC teen dies from flu; first in the state

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A 15-year old died on January 5 of complications from an influenza infection. The child had not received flu vaccine this season. Full story...
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Telemarketer busted by AG's office

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A California company that made repeated calls to North Carolina consumers on the Do Not Call Registry even after being ordered to stop must now pay $40,000 to the state, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. Full story...
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Widow of Edwards's ex-finance leader at grand jury

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The widow of the former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards is appearing before a federal grand jury in North Carolina. Lisa Blue arrived Wednesday morning at a federal courthouse in Raleigh. Full story...
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Raleigh city council may ban smoking in city parks

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North Carolina's capital city may join the thousands of people with resolutions to stop smoking. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Raleigh's city council is scheduled to discuss an ordinance Tuesday that would ban smokers from city parks. Full story...
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Something you don't hear often; SAS is hiring

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Cary-based SAS Institute is doing so well finding fraud for state and local governments it's hiring more analysts. Full story...
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State DHHS under federal investigation

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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received notice that the U.S. Department of Justice will investigate a complaint of alleged violations of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Full story...
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EASLEY INVESTIGATION: Former governor enters felony plea agreement

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video Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has entered a plea agreement over a false campaign finance report, consenting to a $1,000 fine after state and federal prosecutors spent more than a year combing through his life. UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM THE SBI AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. Full story...
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Cedar tree marks milestone in NC research center

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The Raleigh skyline will be getting an organic addition to celebrate a milestone in construction work on a new research center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Petrolino passenger hurt in crash that kills driver

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video She was one of the passengers in may's alleged huffing and driving crash in Wrightsville Beach earlier this year. Tonight Corine Silverberg is in intensive care in Raleigh after another crash that killed a man. Full story...
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SBI opens probe of Perdue campaign flights

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SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley said Friday that the bureau's professional standards division began the investigation at the request of Wake County District Attorney Colon Willoughby. Full story...
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