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Wake County News

Moore, Perdue endorsements of Obama should bring votes, risks

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North Carolina's two leading Democratic candidates for governor are carefully publicizing their support for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, mostly to black residents. Full story...
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NC Dems: Presidential debate to be held at Raleigh's RBC Center

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If Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama do debate each other in North Carolina before the state's May 6 primary, they will meet at the RBC Center in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC media: Public records law is clear, state e-mail must be saved

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North Carolina's media organizations say it's clear the state's public records law requires e-mail sent by state workers to be saved and made available for public inspection. Full story...
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Easley weighs in on Wright

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Wednesday Gov. Mike Easley weighed in on last week's expulsion of Rep. Thomas Wright. Full story...
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Wake County discards 35,000 lbs. of meat

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Thirty-five thousand of pounds of bad beef bought by Wake County schools is headed to the landfill. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of foreclosure scam

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The state Attorney General's office has a warning. The warning comes after a company in Florida offered foreclosure assistance to some North Carolina residents, but did little or nothing to help them. Full story...
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Body of NCCU student found beside Wake County highway

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Authorities say the body of a student at North Carolina Central University was found beside Interstate 540 in Wake County. Full story...
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March 3 trial date set for Rep. Wright on criminal fraud charges

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State Representative Thomas Wright will stand trial on criminal fraud charges in March. Wake County Judge Judge Henry Hight set the March 3 trial date on Monday. Full story...
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State Rep. Wright to appear in court on felony charges

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State Representative Thomas Wright has been given two boxes of evidence that prosecutors collected in their criminal case against him. Full story...
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Rep. Wright turns himself in following criminal indictment

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videoState Rep. Thomas Wright has turned himself in to authorities. Wright appeared before a Wake County magistrate judge Friday following his indictment earlier this week on five felony charges. He was released on $50,000 unsecured bond. Wright looked at a cluster of clicking cameras and reporters and said, "You'd have thought I'd murdered somebody." Full story...
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Utility discounts light bulbs to gauge energy efficiency interest

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Progress Energy is trying to gauge the public's interest in energy efficiency by discounting compact fluorescent light bulbs by $1 each. Full story...
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Wake County man charged in five unsolved murders

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A man released from prison last year has been charged with five shooting deaths in Wake County. Full story...
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AP falsely reports Rep. Wright campaign suspension

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A mistake by the Associated Press caused quite a commotion in Raleigh Wednesday night when it reported state Rep. Thomas Wright's campaign had been suspended. That has not happened yet. Full story...
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Rep. Wright under criminal investigation for mortgage

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The State Bureau of Investigation is trying to determine if Wright used a letter awarding a nonexistent state grant to get a mortgage. Full story...
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Duke to host 6-week, 18-event tribute to jazz's Thelonious Monk

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Jazz genius Thelonious Monk, whose North Carolina roots were evident in his music and his accent long after he moved to New York, will be celebrated next month during an 18-event tribute at Duke University. Full story...
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