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State Capitol holds free July 4th activities

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Independence Day in Raleigh again includes music, history and new citizens. Full story...
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3 men drown at NC beaches; rip currents blamed

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Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches. Full story...
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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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Woman charged for preacher kiss at gay pride event

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A North Carolina woman has been charged with simple assault after she kissed a Bible-waving preacher at a gay pride parade. Full story...
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Changing NC pre-kindergarten core of schools case

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Changes in the state budget about to take effect are at the heart of a court fight challenging whether North Carolina is living up to its constitutional duty to give every child the opportunity for a good education. Full story...
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Gastonia weather alerts nixed after complaints

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Gastonia has stopped telephoning residents with weather alerts after dozens of citizens complained about the unrequested phone calls. Full story...
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Census shows same-sex domestic partners among NC's fastest-growing

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North Carolina is home to more and more same-sex domestic partners. Census data released Thursday show that the number of domestic partners in the state jumped 68 percent in the last decade to more than 27,000 people. Full story...
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