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NC legislature could step in on clinic rule proposal

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Abortion-rights groups are worried that Republican legislators will try to override rules proposed for North Carolina abortion clinics that activists contend balance patient safety with access to the procedure. Full story...
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North Carolina parks set attendance record

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North Carolina's state parks set an attendance record last year. The state Division of Parks and Recreation says attendance at its parks increased 10 percent last year from 2013. The agency said parks attracted 15.6 million visitors in 2014. Full story...
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NC sheriff says it appears bear killed woman

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Officials in Tyrrell County say a woman known for feeding bears may have been killed by one of the animals. Sheriff Darryl Liverman told local media outlets that 67-year-old Kay Grayson may have been dead more than two weeks when her body was found Monday in some woods. Full story...
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Huckabee stops by Camp Lejuene on tour through Carolinas

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is signing copies of his new book during stops in the Carolinas. Huckabee made stops in Raleigh, at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg Wednesday. Full story...
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Audit: Failed NC charter school mismanaged taxpayer funds

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North Carolina's state auditor says a failed Kinston charter school got nearly $700,000 in taxpayer funds in 2013 despite years of financial mismanagement and inflated expected student enrollment to get more than it was due. State auditors said Wednesday they looked into the finances of Kinston Charter Academy after it closed in September 2013. Full story...
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BB&T apologizes for problem that emptied customer accounts

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BB&T Corp. is apologizing for a processing problem that caused some customer accounts to show incorrect balances or zero funds The Winston-Salem-based bank posted an apology on its Facebook page Wednesday, adding that it fixed the problem, corrected account balances and refunded overdraft fees. Full story...
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NC Chamber: State will fall behind if roads not improved

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North Carolina business leaders say the state will face serious problems such as increased joblessness if politicians don't develop a strategy for funding transportation needs. The N.C. Chamber's president and chief executive officer Lew Ebert said at a news conference Wednesday the state has no strategy to fund a $65 billion gap in transportation needs over the next 25 years. Full story...
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