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N.C.

August hearing set for insurance rate change request

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video Homeowners and insurers will have to wait until hurricane season for a hearing on a proposed change in home insurance rates that would send rates up an average of 25 percent across the state. Full story...
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Fatal overdoses tied to synthetic opiate hit NC

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North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties. Full story...
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Cook fired after incident with McCrory gets job offers

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The cook who was fired from his job at a Charlotte food store and restaurant after a confrontation with Gov. Pat McCrory this week says he's received several job offers. Full story...
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Advocacy group sues NC DMV claiming discrimination

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An advocacy group representing disabled people is suing the NC Division of Motor Vehicles, charging the agency discriminates against drivers with disabilities. Full story...
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NC civil jury decides against US Senate hopeful

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A jury has decided US Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people while investing in a startup technology company, meaning he is liable for more than $250,000. Full story...
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Store cook fired after comment to NC governor

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A Charlotte food store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory briefed on coal ash deal with Duke Energy

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North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps. Full story...
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NC judge allows lawsuits on private school grants

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videoA North Carolina judge is keeping alive a challenge to a new law that would let taxpayer money go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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Duke Energy exec apologizes for NC coal ash spill

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A Duke Energy executive is apologizing for the company's massive coal ash spill that turned the Dan River cloudy for miles. Full story...
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Records: Man accused of crash that killed four had prior traffic charges

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videoThe man accused of causing a quadruple-fatal crash in Onslow County over the weekend was supposed to be in court Monday on prior charges, including reckless driving and DWI. Full story...
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NC judge hears lawsuits over private school grants

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A North Carolina judge is evaluating a new law that would let taxpayer money be used by low-income parents to send their children to private or religious schools. Full story...
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Flu claims 7 more lives in NC, total reaches 64

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State health officials say seven more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the total number of deaths for this season to 64. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine dies in Afghanistan

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A Camp Lejeune marine stationed in Afghanistan is dead due to injuries suffered from an IED. The Heartland Worship Center in Kentucky posted Saturday morning on Facebook that 36-year-old Aaron Torian, husband and father of three, was critically injured by an IED during patrol. Full story...
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US investigates NC environment agency

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Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into North Carolina's environmental agency following a massive coal ash spill on the Dan River. Full story...
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NC, local elections boards closed due to storm

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videoCandidates for state or local office may have to wait a little longer to officially file for office while a winter storm lingers in North Carolina. Full story...
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