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Lawsuit in NC gov race thrown out

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A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by opponents of Republican governor candidate Pat McCrory who wanted their commercials critical of the former Charlotte mayor declared true and constitutionally protected. Full story...
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Fracking rule-making panel in NC sits down to work

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The new commission that's writing rules to allow natural gas fracking in North Carolina while protecting neighbors and the environment is getting down to work. Full story...
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NC school board voting on 25 more charter schools

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North Carolina's school board is weighing whether to increase the number of charter schools in the state by 25 next year. Full story...
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Woman charged in Durham apartment arson

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A Guilford County woman has been charged with setting a fire that damaged 18 apartments in Durham and displaced dozens of people from their homes. Full story...
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Judge weighs lawsuit over ad in NC governor's race

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Lawyers for Republican governor candidate Pat McCrory have asked a North Carolina judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a group seeking to have an ad critical of the former Charlotte mayor declared true and constitutionally protected. Full story...
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NC museum displays 'Gone with the Wind' film items

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The N.C. Museum of History is scheduled to show off a private collection of memorabilia from the movie "Gone with the Wind." Full story...
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Lawyer: 2 million may have money in ZeekRewards

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The receiver for a North Carolina company which officials say operated a $600 million Ponzi scheme that is on the verge of collapse says as many as 2 million people may have invested in ZeekRewards.com. Full story...
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3 NC Congress candidates to take convention podium

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Three North Carolina Republican candidates for the House of Representatives will get their chance to speak to a national audience after all. Full story...
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Irene's lesson in NC: Give a Cat 1 storm its due

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It's been a year since Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina, and state officials say about 350 families still aren't in their homes. Full story...
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No lane closures, abandoned vehicles during DNC

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Transportation officials say roads will stay open and clear of abandoned cars during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Full story...
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Most NC students returning for new school year

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Most of North Carolina's 1.5 million public school students are opening a new academic year. Full story...
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NC chapter of NAACP slated to register voters

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is set to announce a statewide mobilization for voter registration planned for this weekend. Full story...
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Peace University admits 1st class with men

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Two big changes are now in place at the formerly all-female Peace College. The Raleigh school's name has been William Peace University since last year, and as of this weekend, men are now full-time students. Full story...
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NC woman gets White House honor for PTA work

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A North Carolina woman is being honored at the White House for her dedication to the Parent Teacher Association. Full story...
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Authorities investigate Raleigh home explosion

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Authorities are probing the root of an explosion that caused a fire at a home in north Raleigh. Full story...
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