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Feds to hold more meetings about plans for 2 NC forests

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The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled more public meetings about its plans for Pisgah and Nantahala national forests after the first sessions ended in controversy. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory criticized for claim about workers' comp fraud

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Gov. Pat McCrory is taking heat after saying 40 percent of workers' compensation claims paid to state employees are the result of "abuse or outright fraud." Full story...
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Almost 480K NC consumers sign up, re-enroll for health care

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U.S. health officials say almost 480,000 people in North Carolina have either selected a new health insurance plan under the Affordable Care Act or been automatically re-enrolled during the latest sign-up period. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell visited Raleigh on Friday to release the new numbers. The deadline for signing up is Feb. 15. Full story...
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Search under way for daughter of Robeson County deputy

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Authorities in Robeson County have established a command post as they continue their search for the daughter of a Robeson County deputy. Sheriff Kenneth Sealey told area media outlets that 18-year-old Sara Nicole Graham has been missing since Wednesday, when she left home for work at a Wal-Mart store in Pembroke. Full story...
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Ex-wife kills professor in University of SC murder-suicide

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Authorities say the ex-wife of a University of South Carolina professor came to his work and killed him before committing suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 46-year-old Sunghee Kwon shot 45-year-old Raja Fayad several times Thursday afternoon at the Public Health building, then fatally shot herself in the abdomen. Full story...
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Police: Two dead in apparent murder-suicide on USC campus

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South Carolina law enforcement officials say two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide on the state's flagship university campus. The school said Thursday afternoon that a shooting had occurred at its new School of Public Health, in a busy section of downtown Columbia. Full story...
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NC protests continue next week in Raleigh in run-up to march

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Protesters of policies backed by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory will have a frequent presence in Raleigh leading up to a yearly march promoting what organizers call a "moral" agenda. The Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP talked Thursday about the run-up to the ninth annual rally Feb. 14 in downtown Raleigh. Full story...
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