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NC GOP activists gather for state convention

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The North Carolina Republican Party is gathering to energize GOP activists heading into a presidential election year that also features a competitive race for governor. Full story...
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NC gov's race heats up with litigation over TV ad

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign and political committees behind a television commercial that McCrory wants off the air have filed competing legal actions in a North Carolina court. Full story...
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Road construction halted in NC for holiday weekend

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Motorists across North Carolina will find the going easy for the Memorial Day weekend. Full story...
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NC business chamber shares wishes with lawmakers

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North Carolina legislators are meeting with hundreds of members of the state's business community at an annual event where corporate wish lists are made known. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters to march in Raleigh

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Occupy Raleigh is joining another citizen initiative to protest North Carolina's constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman. Full story...
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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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Campaigns work on last full day before NC primary

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Candidates in hundreds of North Carolina primary elections have one more day to try to persuade voters they're the right choice. Full story...
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Top NC high school caught in cheating scandal

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Wake County school officials say a top-performing high school has been caught up in a cheating scandal involving some of its best students. Full story...
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NC judges given more time for redistricting documents

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A three-judge panel has given Republican legislative leaders and their attorneys time to seek relief from a ruling requiring them to produce more redistricting documents for Democratic officials and allies challenging North Carolina's new district maps. Full story...
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NC police officers show off motorcycle skills

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Policemen from across North Carolina are heading to the state capital to show off their motorcycle skills,compete for prizes and benefit Special Olympics. Full story...
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State environmental agency issues final report on hydraulic fracturing

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Hydraulic fracturing can be done safely in North Carolina only if the General Assembly adopts state-specific regulatory standards and invests sufficient resources in compliance and enforcement prior to issuance of any permits for the practice, according to a report issued today by the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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More jurors being picked in NC murder trial

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A Raleigh man accused in the death of a member of North Carolina's State Board of Education is going on trial for his life. Full story...
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Interest high at UNC campus for Obama loan talk

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The line for tickets and the interest in hearing President Barack Obama speak about student debt is high at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Nature Science Center to be open for 24 hours

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of its new wing with a 24-hour opening of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC lawmakers prepare to hear from superintendents

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Members of the General Assembly are bringing in North Carolina school superintendents to speak about the effects of spending cuts in this year's budget and what they'd like to have for next year. Full story...
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