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Charlotte woman has front seat at State of the Union address

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A Charlotte wife and mother who credits her surviving a brain tumor to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul law gets a front row seat for the State of the Union address. Full story...
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Researchers hopeful that NC site is that of Lost Colony

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A clue discovered just a few years ago on a centuries-old map has led researchers back to a North Carolina site in hopes of discovering whether the men, women and children of North Carolina's "Lost Colony" settled there. Full story...
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NC, SC House leaders join Republican group's advisory team

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Two of the highest ranking Republican politicians in the Carolinas are joining the advisory board of a conservative political group that recruits and trains GOP political candidates. Full story...
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Gastonia officer shoots, injures man attacking store clerk

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A Gastonia police officer shot and wounded a man who was attacking a convenience store clerk. Full story...
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UNC system President Tom Ross leaving next year

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video University of North Carolina system President Tom Ross will leave the school next year, the university's board of governors said Friday. Full story...
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Woman trying to elude police crashes car into utility pole

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Police in Jacksonville say a woman trying to elude officers during a traffic stop caused a widespread power outage when she crashed her car into a utility pole. Full story...
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81-year-old woman killed after driving wrong way on I-40

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The N.C. Highway Patrol says an 81-year-old woman is dead after driving the wrong way on Interstate 40 near Morganton and hitting another car. State troopers say Ruth Whisnant was killed Thursday morning when she headed west on eastbound I-40 and crashed head-on into another car around 4 a.m. The accident occurred between exits 101 and 103. Full story...
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UPDATE: Duke announces change to Muslim call-to-prayer

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Duke University has reconsidered a previously announced plan to present a traditional Muslim call-to-prayer from the Duke Chapel bell tower, campus officials said Thursday. Full story...
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Officials say 26 died from flu symptoms in NC last week

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videoState health officials say 26 people died from the flu in North Carolina last week, raising the death toll for 2014-2015 to 90. Full story...
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NC public universities eye tuition hikes after 1-year hiatus

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North Carolina's public universities want to raise tuition and fees by an average of 4 percent next year and 3.5 percent the following year for undergraduate state residents. Full story...
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