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Idea slowed to shift NC Medicaid program oversight to panel

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Momentum has slowed for a proposal to shift control of North Carolina's Medicaid program from the Department of Health and Human Services to a new eight-member panel of health experts. The General Assembly's government watchdog oversight committee met Wednesday but didn't vote as previously expected on legislation recommended last week by one of its subcommittees. Full story...
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Judge orders NC schools to explain 'academic double-speak'

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The judge overseeing a 20-year-old lawsuit wants to know if North Carolina officials are trying to define their way out of their duty to educate all of the state's children. Full story...
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NC pays $425,000 to family of man mistaken declared dead

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videoNorth Carolina officials have agreed to pay $425,000 to a man who was mistakenly declared dead and shipped to a morgue in 2005. Full story...
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Charlotte woman has front seat at State of the Union address

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A Charlotte wife and mother who credits her surviving a brain tumor to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul law gets a front row seat for the State of the Union address. Full story...
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Researchers hopeful that NC site is that of Lost Colony

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A clue discovered just a few years ago on a centuries-old map has led researchers back to a North Carolina site in hopes of discovering whether the men, women and children of North Carolina's "Lost Colony" settled there. Full story...
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NC, SC House leaders join Republican group's advisory team

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Two of the highest ranking Republican politicians in the Carolinas are joining the advisory board of a conservative political group that recruits and trains GOP political candidates. Full story...
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Gastonia officer shoots, injures man attacking store clerk

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A Gastonia police officer shot and wounded a man who was attacking a convenience store clerk. Full story...
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