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Cree employee, Obama 'friend' facing drug charges

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A manager at Cree Inc., who once introduced then-presidential candidate Sen. Barrack Obama during a 2008 visit to the Durham-based company, is facing drug trafficking charges. Full story...
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Emails of top Obama appointees remain a mystery

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Some of President Barack Obama's political appointees, including the secretary for Health and Human Services, are using secret government email accounts they say are necessary to prevent their inboxes from being overwhelmed with unwanted messages, according to a review by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Obama to visit Mooresville school for NC stop

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President Obama's trip to North Carolina has him scheduled to visit a middle school north of Charlotte. Full story...
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NC man gets prison time for tweeting Obama threats

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A North Carolina man is headed to prison for threatening President Barack Obama through Twitter during the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Congress measures Charlotte's Foxx for Cabinet job

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has an interview for promotion to a national job. He will be questioned Wednesday afternoon by a Senate committee in his first public step toward expected confirmation. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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Charlotte Mayor Foxx gets seat on Obama's Cabinet

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A rising star in the North Carolina Democratic Party is heading to Washington for a position in President Obama's Cabinet that may one day help Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx seek higher office back home. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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Obama pushes for higher minimum wage on plant tour

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videoPresident Barack Obama is pushing for a higher minimum wage because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty. Full story...
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Fort Hood hero Munley says Obama 'betrayed' her, other victims

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videoThree years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. Full story...
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Local response to president's second term

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videoIn Wilmington thousands took to the streets to honor Dr. Martin Luther King. We asked members of the crowd what they hope for as the president's took the oath of office. Full story...
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Full text of Pres. Obama's second inaugural address

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President Obama's second inaugural address lasted about 19 minutes. Read the full text here. Full story...
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NC residents participate in King day, inauguration

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North Carolinians will observe the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and public inauguration of President Barack Obama with observances, calls to service and celebrations. Full story...
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Obama speech sets stage for looming policy fights

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President Barack Obama has prepared a second inaugural address that broadly lays out his vision for the country's future while leaving the details of the policy fights over taxes, guns, immigration and other divisive issues for another day. Full story...
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