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Court blocks parts of new NC voting law

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video A federal appeals court panel is ordering parts of North Carolina's strict new voting law set aside for next month's elections because it is likely to disenfranchise black voters. Full story...
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Health officials say NC infant mortality rate down

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State health officials say North Carolina's infant mortality rate in 2013 matches the rate three years ago as the lowest ever. The Public Health Division of the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday the rate for 2013 was 7.0 per 1,000 live births. Full story...
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UPDATE: Student shot twice; gunman turns himself in

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videoPolice in Albemarle said one student was shot at Albemarle High School Tuesday morning. Albemarle Police Chief William Halliburton said the suspected shooter is Jalen Russell. Halliburton said the shooting victim is 16-year-old Bernard Miller. Authorities corrected an earlier report that the victim was 17 years old. Full story...
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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant

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Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident. Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling. Full story...
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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes

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Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration. Full story...
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Union County man charged with second-degree murder

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A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge. Multiple media outlets reported that the indictment was handed up Monday afternoon against 25-year-old Joshua Houser. Kilah Davenport died March 13. Full story...
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New hotel to be built at Biltmore in Asheville

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Biltmore is building a second hotel at Biltmore Estate that's expected to create about 230 jobs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported construction is expected to begin by mid-October. The Village Hotel will have 209 guestrooms and is expected to open in November 2015. Full story...
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