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Walgreens buying Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores

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Walgreens announced Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement to buy Raleigh-based Kerr drugstores. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Full story...
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NC legislature meets next month to consider vetoes

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has scheduled the session when the North Carolina lawmakers will return to Raleigh to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants. Full story...
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Charges dropped against reporter from NC protest

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Charges have been dropped against a Charlotte Observer reporter arrested while covering protesters at the North Carolina legislature. Full story...
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NC State wins $60 million NSA data partnership

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videoNorth Carolina State University has won a $60 million federal contract to partner with the National Security Agency on a new center dedicated to researching the challenges of collecting, sorting and storing massive amounts of computer data. Full story...
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WATCH THIS: Trooper almost hit by tractor trailer

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videoThe Highway Patrol says a trooper's recent close call with a tractor trailer is a good reminder of the importance of North Carolina's "Move Over" law. Full story...
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Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

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North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year's General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness. Full story...
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NC abortion-rights supporters pressure McCrory

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Abortion-rights supporters are planning to camp outside of Gov. Pat McCrory's executive mansion in a last-ditch effort to get him to veto new regulations they say could put clinics out of commission. Full story...
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State budget would change environmental commissions

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The proposed North Carolina budget would change the way two environmental commissions operate, ending the terms of nearly all the members on both the Environmental Management Commission and the Coastal Resources Commission by July 31. Full story...
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NC State grad student's statistics project goes viral

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videoIt's an age old question… soda or pop? Now a doctoral student at NC State University has mapped out what people call things from different areas for a statistics class project. The results have gone viral. Full story...
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Feds still reviewing NC nuke plant's year-old flaw

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A Duke Energy nuclear plant in Wake County remains idle two weeks after operators shut it down after finding a year-old problem and a week after federal regulators launched a special inspection. Full story...
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NC nuclear plant shut down after crack discovered

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Operators have shut down a North Carolina nuclear plant after finding tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the health and safety of employees or the public are not affected. Full story...
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Political strategist stabbed in Raleigh home dies

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A Democratic political strategist stabbed in her Raleigh home has died. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Wednesday that 31-year-old Jonathan Broyhill has been arrested. Full story...
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Raleigh police charge animal shelter volunteer with molesting dogs

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Seadon Collins Etienne Henrich of Zebulon was charged with four felony counts of crime against nature and three felony counts of disseminating obscenity, according to arrest warrants filed Thursday at the Wake County Magistrate's Office. Full story...
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Who needs a GPS? NCDOT releases transportation map

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation is filling the need of people who prefer unfolding a map to digital technology. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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