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NC Air Toxics Program changes get Perdue's backing

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A top environmental regulator says North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue generally supports a legislative proposal to exempt industrial plants from state pollution reduction rules if they already must comply with federal rules involving certain chemicals. Full story...
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NC woman indicted after claiming zombies caused fatal car wreck

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A Hickory woman accused of killing a father and son riding a motorcycle has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder. Full story...
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5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

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Four years after being elected to Congress amid Barack Obama's North Carolina win, Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough reelection contest in a district that has been redrawn to favor Republicans. Full story...
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NC Democratic primary debate April 16

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Three North Carolina Democrats running for governor are poised to debate each other on live television on Full story...
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Bishops: Obama comment on NC amendment regrettable

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North Carolina's two Roman Catholic bishops say they're disappointed with President Obama's opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state. Full story...
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Thief breaks into prison to steal copper

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Police in Salisbury are looking for the rare thief who's apparently eager to go to prison. Someone broke into the Piedmont Correctional Institution, stole copper from an air conditioning unit and escaped. Full story...
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NC school system calls Black History Month letter 'poorly worded'

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Union County Schools officials acknowledge that a letter asking elementary school students to dress in "African American attire" to celebrate Black History Month was poorly worded, but had good intentions. Full story...
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