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Gardner-Webb University student collapses, dies

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A student at Gardner-Webb University has died after she collapsed in class on her 21st birthday. Full story...
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NC county board votes against rail service plan

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Iredell County commissioners have voted against a plan to expand commuter and freight rail service in the Charlotte region, possibly killing the project. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Obama to speak at BofA stadium during DNC

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President Barack Obama will speak at Bank of America stadium during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September, planning members of the convention said Tuesday. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter

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The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed. Full story...
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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham

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Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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