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Man accused of killing dog, posting it on Facebook

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Authorities have charged a Snow Camp man with felony animal cruelty after he shot and killed a family's dog, then bragged about it on a social media site. The Times-News of Burlington reports 20-year-old Trevor Lee White is accused of shooting the dog in the face while hunting on land near Robbie and Allie Dixon's property. Full story...
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Court: Some NC legislator emails must be released

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A federal court says North Carolina legislators aren't required to give up emails and papers exchanged with other lawmakers and staff to those suing over the state's election-overhaul law. But U.S. Magistrate Judge Joi Peake said their correspondence with third parties is largely fair game. Full story...
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Report finds flaws in red wolf restoration effort

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An independent review has found flaws in a 27-year program to restore the endangered red wolf to the wild, including data gathering, the size of the habitat and lack of coordination with local managers. The review by the Wildlife Management Institute was released Thursday. It had been commissioned by federal wildlife officials as they consider whether to continue its efforts to maintain the world's only wild red wolf population in eastern North Carolina. A decision on how to proceed is expected in early 2015. Full story...
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Cosby removed as advisor at High Point University

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High Point University has removed Bill Cosby's name from its board of advisors amid of allegations of sexual assault made against him by four women. The High Point Enterprise reports the school announced Thursday that it had removed the 77-year-old comedian's name from its National Board of Advisors, a panel comprised of CEOs, "thought leaders and distinguished visionaries." The school's website says board members provide counsel to the school with regard to strategic goals, planning and execution. Full story...
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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb

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North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January. Full story...
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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina

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A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds video gaming convictions

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videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals is upholding the convictions of two people for violating the state law banning internet sweepstakes games. Full story...
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