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Teachers' group running anti-Tillis ad in NC

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A political spending arm of the nation's largest teachers' union is spending $1.7 million for a commercial in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race critical of House Speaker Thom Tillis on public school spending. The National Education Association said the commercial began running Friday and will continue for a week in six leading television markets. It's also going online. Full story...
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Complaint says NC hog farms hurt minorities

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A complaint filed with the federal government says North Carolina's regulation of hog farms causes problems for minority residents. The Charlotte Observer reported that three groups filed a complaint this week with the Environmental Protection Agency saying those living near hog farms suffer from strong odors and contaminated water. Full story...
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Former Marine faces Charlotte murder trial

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A former Marine from Charlotte is scheduled for trial this month in an alcohol related wreck that killed a woman nearly three years ago. The Charlotte Observer reported that 34-year-old Eric Jonathan Cox is charged with second-degree murder for the wreck. Full story...
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NCDOT, Jacksonville to improve Marine memorial

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The N.C. Department of Transportation and the City of Jacksonville are working together to improve the Beirut Memorial Grove. Last October, NCDOT planted a tree for each service member who died when terrorists bombed the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, on Oct. 23, 1983. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol says 10 killed in holiday traffic accidents

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The NC Highway Patrol says 10 people died in traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday weekend, fewer than the number in 2013. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court rejects emergency voucher release

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The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request for the emergency release of voucher funds during their appeal of a court decision that declared the program unconstitutional. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the court offered little explanation for the Tuesday's decision. Full story...
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Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola

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A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia. In a statement issued Tuesday, Serving In Mission said the unnamed doctor had been treating women in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the Liberian capital. Full story...
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