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Lottery revenues up, casino revenue down in NC

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Revenue at Harrah's Cherokee Casino has dipped with the economy, but state lottery sales remain strong enough to make North Carolina one of the country's top 10 states for growth in gambling. Full story...
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Loan officer sentenced to 19 years in prison

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A Gastonia loan officer has been sentenced to 19 years in prison and ordered to pay more than $3 million restitution after pleading guilty to charges related to a mortgage fraud scheme. Full story...
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Penny on sales tax focus of NC schools coalition

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Public school boosters and business groups say the future of North Carolina's children and economy is worth keeping an extra penny on the sales tax to prevent deep cuts and thousands of job losses in education. Full story...
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Highway Patrol worker charged with possessing child pornography

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The Apex Police Department arrested a North Carolina Highway Patrol employee on Thursday after finding child pornography in his home. Full story...
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Thousands of downed trees close trails in Smokies

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More than 20 miles of trails and a number of campsites in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are closed because of extensive tree damage from tornadoes that ripped through the area. Full story...
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New Bern convention center sinking into river

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The Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern is off-kilter. Full story...
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NC State dedicates new veterinary hospital

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Officials at North Carolina State University are dedicating a new $72 million hospital in Raleigh. Full story...
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