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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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NC Senate bill seeks to tear up lease for park

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Senate Republican leaders are moving forward with legislation to throw out a lease that lets Raleigh build a large park on the old Dorothea Dix mental hospital campus, although city leaders and residents are fighting the change. Full story...
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NC rallies put local face on gay marriage push

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North Carolina advocates in favor of gay marriage are putting a local face on the issue as the U.S. Supreme Court decides the law of the land. Full story...
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Student struck and killed while boarding NC bus

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a student has been struck and killed at a school bus stop near Garner. Full story...
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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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House Republican to discuss voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans want to talk about how they'll go about creating legislation that would require citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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NC lawmakers, McCrory looking at lottery changes

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A bill scheduled for House debate this week would delete the name "education" from the North Carolina Education Lottery and tweak advertising. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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NC museum to display Ann McCrory's inaugural gown

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North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is turning over her inaugural gown to the NC Museum of History, which will include it in an exhibition about governors and their spouses. Full story...
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