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Group: Gun ban at NC State Fair is illegal

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A gun-rights group has asked a North Carolina court for a temporary injunction to keep the state from enforcing its ban on concealed weapons at the State Fair. Full story...
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GOP leaders signal move to block gay marriages

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As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials. Full story...
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NC DHHS: First flu death reported

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videoState health officials confirm an elementary school-aged child in the central part of the state died from complications of an influenza infection. Full story...
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DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola

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North Carolina is working with health care providers to prepare in the event of a case of Ebola being discovered in the state. Full story...
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NC State Fair presents new fried food offerings

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The vendors at this year's N.C. State Fair have found something new to drop in a fryer. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Ragin' Cajun booth will be selling deep-fried bananas Foster, the classic New Orleans dessert where bananas are sauteed in rum and brown sugar and served with vanilla ice cream. Full story...
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US Supreme Court sides with NC on voting rules

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videoThe U.S. Supreme Court has blocked a federal appeals court ruling from taking effect that would have restored same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting in North Carolina for this fall's election. Full story...
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NC crime report shows continuing downward trend

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Statistics from the State Bureau of Investigation show overall crime in North Carolina fell by 7 percent from 2012, continuing a six-year downward trend. Full story...
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Judge lifts stays in NC gay marriage cases

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videoA federal judge in North Carolina has lifted stays in two cases challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriages, a possible sign he's preparing to strike down the prohibition as unconstitutional. Full story...
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Hagan, Tillis go head to head again

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videoIt was debate night in North Carolina as Sen. Kay Hagan and NC House Speaker Thom Tillis debated at UNC-TV Studios in the Research Triangle Park. Hagan and Tillis went head to head over controversial issues. Full story...
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Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for railroad

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Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the board voted Monday night to approve $1.8 million in tax incentives for an unnamed buyer of the line that serves Columbus County, as well as Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina. Full story...
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AG Cooper to counties: Get ready for gay marriage

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North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday that county registers of deeds should expect a ruling from the federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages "relatively soon." Full story...
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NC SAT scores slightly higher, below national rate

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Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497. Full story...
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NC says it's making plans to comply with law

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North Carolina's deputy senior attorney general says the state is putting together plans to comply with an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election. Alexander Peters told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Tuesday the state will handle parts of same-day registration by hand instead of computer. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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