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UNC offers admission to 7,571 first-year students from a record 29,486 applicants

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has offered admission to 7,571 outstanding first-year students. The admitted candidates were chosen from a record 29,486 applicants-an increase of 24 percent over last year and 47 percent over five years ago. Full story...
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3 arrested, charged with murder in NC store holdup

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The Pitt County sheriff's office has arrested three people who are charged with murdering a convenience store owner's son and two of his relatives during a holdup. Full story...
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NC deadline for personal care services pushed back

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says federal Medicaid regulators have given the state an extension until the end of the year to comply fully with new requirements about personal care services. Full story...
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7 new faces running to become NC's No. 2 executive

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Accomplished newcomers and veteran politicians who haven't run for statewide office are among the seven candidates from the two major political parties vying to be North Carolina's next lieutenant governor. Full story...
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Council of State gives permission to close mental hospital

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North Carolina's oldest state mental hospital could soon be shuttered now that statewide elected leaders have agreed that remaining patients can be moved to a more modern location. Full story...
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Ex-NASCAR driver Mayfield faces home foreclosure

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Former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield may lose his home and land through foreclosure in addition to criminal drug and theft charges. Full story...
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NC judge declares mistrial in murder case

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A judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a North Carolina man accused of killing a woman and dumping her body in South Carolina. Full story...
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