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NCDOT recommends sponsoring highway clean-up

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A study by the N.C. Board of Transportation is suggesting sponsorship for highway litter removal and rest areas, as well as increasing certain fees as a means of easing the burden on taxpayer funds for services it provides. The recommendations were released on Wednesday after the NCDOT study which was directed by the N.C. General Assembly. Full story...
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Family plans to mark Billy Graham's 96th birthday

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Forget about another big birthday blowout for the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham plans to celebrate his 96th birthday Friday with family and friends. Last year, 900 people attended a two-hour party for the North Carolina-born evangelist at an Asheville hotel. Full story...
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Tillis sensed victory over Hagan about 2 weeks ago

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North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court race too close to call

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Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina's Supreme Court, but the race is still too close to call. Full story...
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Elections board reports record midterm turnout

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State officials say voters have set a record for ballots cast in a midterm election in North Carolina. Full story...
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Martin beats out Brunswick County's Lewis for Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Mark Martin has won election to an eight-year term on North Carolina's Supreme Court. He beat Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis of Southport capturing about 70 percent of the vote, according to returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Man sentenced in special deputy US marshal's death

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Authorities say a Kinston man was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder in the death of a special deputy U.S. marshal. Lamont Byrd was sentenced Monday in the death of Warren Lewis III, who also was an investigator with the Nash County Sheriff's Office and was assigned to a federal regional fugitive force. Full story...
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