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Officials say 8 whooping cough cases at NC school

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Health officials say they have confirmed eight cases of whooping cough and suspect there were 23 more cases at an Alamance County elementary school. Full story...
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NC Freightliner factory to add 1,100 jobs

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Daimler Trucks North America has announced it will hire 1,100 workers to build long-distance trucks at its NC Freightliner plant as it bulks up after the recession. Full story...
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Perdue signs executive order to change state rules for unemployment benefits extension

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Governor Beverly Perdue has signed an executive order changing state rules so that as many as 25,000 long-term jobless workers could keep getting extended unemployed benefits after the end of the month. Full story...
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Obama may move convention speech to Bank of America Stadium

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising. Full story...
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NC residents complain of higher electric rates

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Some residents are complaining about what they are paying for electricity from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Full story...
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East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser

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East Carolina University won't say why it fired the student newspaper's adviser, but is asking people to trust that it's not related to the paper's decision to print full-frontal photos of a streaker at a football game. Full story...
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ElectriCities CEO says selling shares could take repaying debt off backs of residents and businesses

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The head of a trade association managing an electric power agency serving eastern North Carolina says selling shares in power plants the agency owns is still being considered if it means getting rid of debt towns and cities must repay. Full story...
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