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Fire in Dare County has burned nearly 50,000 acres

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The fire burning in the Alligator River Nature Preserve in Dare County has covered 70 square miles. Full story...
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Alarms for staff at NC mental hospitals unreliable

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North Carolina Health and Human Services officials say the emergency transmitters the state bought to protect mental hospital workers are plagued by problems and are rarely used. Full story...
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Drivers Beware: State gas tax going up again next week

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North Carolina's gas tax will increase 2.5 cents to 35 cents per gallon starting July 1. NC drivers now pay a combined state and federal gas tax of 51.2 cents per gallon. That's one of the highest rates in the nation, and the second highest in the Southeast, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue vetoes Voter ID Bill; Updated with Berger reaction

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"There was a time in North Carolina history when the right to vote was enjoyed only by some citizens rather than by all. That time is past, and we should not revisit it." - Governor Perdue Full story...
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Gibbs is featured visitor at Perdue fundraiser

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The former chief spokesman for President Obama is the special guest for a scheduled fundraiser for North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's 2012 re-election campaign. Full story...
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Drug maker to pay $1.2 million to NC in settlement

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says North Carolina will get more than $1 million in a multi-state settlement involving claims of flawed drug manufacturing at a plant in Puerto Rico. Full story...
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Lawyers: NC Legislature should redo schools budget

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Lawyers for North Carolina school districts challenging the nearly $20 billion state budget approved last week want a judge to order the Legislature to redo the spending plan. Full story...
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