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1st-generation American wins NC spelling bee

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A seventh-grader who is a first-generation American has won the Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee and will head to the national finals. Full story...
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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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Rare emeralds donated to North Carolina museum

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An anonymous donor has given three large uncut emeralds and the largest cut emerald originating in North America to the museum, which will exhibit the collection in its new $56 million Nature Research Center that opens next month. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury

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The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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NC voter education advocate leaving post

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The head of a nonpartisan organization devoted to election reforms and educating voters in North Carolina is leaving to lead a Raleigh-based philanthropic foundation. Full story...
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NC elections board rejects appeal to get on ballot

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has rejected a request by the former chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party to get on a congressional ballot after officials determined he missed last month's candidate filing deadline. Full story...
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