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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal

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New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing. Full story...
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NC counties canvass last week's election results

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Officials in North Carolina's 100 counties are trying to finalize counts from last week's elections, but some candidates barely trailing in key races likely won't be satisfied with the numbers. Full story...
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McCrory's win to play big at GOP governors meeting

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Pat McCrory's victory in the North Carolina governor's race last week is likely to help him strike it big at a meeting of current and new GOP chief executives. Full story...
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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh

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Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Robert Phifer dies spurring founding of NC Museum of Art

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On October 16, 1928, Robert Phifer, an art collector and native North Carolinian, died. He bequeathed seventy-five paintings and over $1 million to the North Carolina Art Society. The next year the first in a series of temporary art exhibition spaces opened in the Agriculture Building in Raleigh. Full story...
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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

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Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria. Full story...
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New NC lab, medical examiner's office to open

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to cut the ribbon on a new facility to house the State Laboratory of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Full story...
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NC museum exhibit features Scotty McCreery items

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Fans of country music singer Scotty McCreery have already snapped up all the tickets to his two performances later this month at the N.C. State Fair. Now they also have the chance to look at some of his memorabilia. Full story...
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Flags to fly at half-staff for State Capitol chief

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North Carolina flags will fly at half-staff at the capitol to honor State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter, who died last week at the age of 49. Full story...
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NASCAR CEO France fights to keep divorce private

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The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a North Carolina battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement. Full story...
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Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition coming to North Carolina

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Titanic, the ship of dreams, still fascinates anyone who has heard the tragic tale, even 100 years after an iceberg sent the now-legendary ship to the bottom of the icy North Atlantic. Starting September 29, visitors to the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences can follow that fateful voyage, take on the identity of a passenger, touch an iceberg and see more than 200 artifacts recovered from the broken ship's debris field two-and-a-half miles beneath the surface. Full story...
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Inmate's sentence switched from death to life

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A North Carolina inmate sentenced to death 15 years ago will instead serve a life sentence in prison. Full story...
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