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NC 12 in Outer Banks to reopen tonight

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The road that links the mainland to Hatteras Island is ready to reopen, more than a month after damage from Hurricane Irene blocked land access to that portion of the Outer Banks. Full story...
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NC residents debate underground gas fracking

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The public debate begins in earnest over whether natural gas trapped in Piedmont North Carolina's shale rock formations is a promising energy source or a serious threat. Full story...
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WWII veteran from NC takes 1st tandem jump

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A World War II veteran from Laurinburg who took his first tandem parachute jump at the age of 95 says the experience was "lovely." Full story...
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Refugees charter Baptist church in New Bern

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Refugees from Myanmar have founded a new Baptist Church in New Bern and hope to have a building in which to worship within two years. Full story...
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Chicago Marathon runner from North Carolina dead

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Authorities say a 35-year-old male runner who collapsed during the Chicago Marathon is dead. Race medical director Dr. George Chiampas says the North Carolina man collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line. He says medical personnel were able to get his heart beating again but he died 1 hour, 45 minutes after he was attended to at the race. Full story...
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Voting gets underway as absentee ballots hit the mail

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While Election Day may still be a few weeks off, voting is about to get underway in North Carolina's municipal elections. Full story...
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Judge could send Edwards aide to jail for contempt

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A judge will decide whether to jail a former John Edwards aide for criminal contempt in the legal fight over ownership of a purported sex tape recorded by the mistress of the 2008 presidential candidate. Full story...
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