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Charlotte receives funds for unsolved sexual assault cases

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A unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received a federal grant of almost $500,000 to give higher priority to unsolved sex crimes and homicides. Full story...
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NC Auditor report criticizes rural Vanpool program

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The North Carolina auditor's office says a state program that provides transportation service to rural areas was grossly mismanaged. Full story...
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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it. Full story...
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NC telecommunications agency to shut down in April

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A North Carolina state agency that created videos for state government and got public service announcements on television is closing its doors in April because of cash flow problems. Full story...
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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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State Rep. Larry Womble released from hospital, moved to rehab

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A colleague of State Rep. Larry Womble says the nine-term Democratic lawmaker has been released from a Winston-Salem hospital, where he was recovering from injuries received in a head-on collision last December. Full story...
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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge joining race for NC governor

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is entering the Democratic race for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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NC government personnel director to make Democratic run for Lieutenant Gov

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North Carolina state government's personnel director has decided she'll run for lieutenant governor this year. Full story...
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Rep. Alice Bordsen will not seek re-election

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A North Carolina state House member says a decade is long enough in the General Assembly and she won't seek re-election. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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Rep. Mike McIntyre says he would promote bi-partisanship if he seeks governor's office

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A day after Governor Bev Perdue's announcement that she will not seek re-election, the focus now is on who will take her seat. Full story...
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McCrory prepares for hometown campaign

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Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will campaign in earnest for North Carolina governor starting next week in the county where he spent much of his childhood. Full story...
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