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GOP: Proper for officials to refuse to marry gays

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Twenty-eight Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are urging state courts administrators not to punish employees who refuse to marry gay couples based on religious objections. Full story...
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NC jobless rate dips to 6.7 percent in September

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videoNorth Carolina's unemployment rate is down slightly, but so is the number of people working. State officials said the state unemployment rate dipped to 6.7 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from August. Full story...
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Regulators hear arguments in insurance rate hike

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videoA 35% increase to homeowner's insurance -- that's what some coastal communities could face if proposed new insurance rates pass. Full story...
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NC man guilty of conspiring to support terrorists

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A North Carolina man faces up to 15 years in federal prison over plans to travel to either Syria or Yemen to join a jihadist group. Akba Jihad Jordan of Raleigh pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Full story...
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NC magistrate resigns over same-sex marriage

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A North Carolina magistrate has resigned, saying marrying a same-sex couple violates his religious beliefs. Rockingham County Magistrate John Kallam Jr. sent a letter to Chief District Court Judge Fred Wilkins on Thursday saying when he took his oath of office, he didn't take it with the understanding that he would be required to marry same-sex couples. Full story...
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Judge: GOP can intervene in gay marriage cases

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A federal judge has allowed Republican lawmakers to intervene in a pair of challenges to North Carolina's now-defunct gay marriage ban, potentially enabling them to appeal to the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC considers car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island

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Transportation officials in North Carolina are considering a car-free ferry to Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks. Each car ferry takes about 30 vehicles to the north end of Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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