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McCrory requests federal disaster declaration

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Gov. Pat McCrory is requesting a federal disaster declaration to help nine central North Carolina counties recover some of the costs stemming from this month's winter storm. Full story...
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McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

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Gov. Pat McCrory's top lawyer says his administration was forced to hire an outside attorney to deal with a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps because North Carolina's attorney general is politicizing the issue. Full story...
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Tillis takes heat from 2 GOP rivals in Senate race

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Two candidates seeking to chase down presumed front-runner Thom Tillis in the Republican US Senate primary have become bolder in attacking him 30 days before early voting begins. Full story...
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Man accused of sucking woman's toes at Walmart wants to represent himself in court

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A Lincolnton man caught on surveillance tape sucking on a woman's toe at Walmart made his first appearance before a judge Friday. Michael Brown wanted the judge to let him plead guilty to assault on a female, but the judge told him he couldn't do it. Full story...
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Judge rejects Duke's call to stay ruling

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A judge is rejecting Duke Energy's attempt to stop a ruling that would force the company to take immediate action to clean up its coal ash dumps. But Duke asked Ridgeway to stay the ruling until the company could appeal. Duke officials did not immediately return telephone calls seeking comment Thursday. Full story...
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Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash at Cape Fear plant

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North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit near the Cape Fear River. Full story...
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Group wants to intervene in NC coal ash case

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An environmental law group says it's getting involved in a case involving a Duke Energy coal ash pit that coated 70 miles of the Dan River spill with toxic sludge because it cannot count on state regulators to do the right thing. Full story...
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