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NC Central police chief out after DWI charge

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The police chief at N.C. Central University is out of a job, nearly three weeks after he was charged with driving while impaired. Area media outlets reported that the school issued a brief statement Friday. A school spokeswoman didn't say whether Timothy Bellamy resigned or was fired. Full story...
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NC troopers to add security to fracking hearing

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State officials say the N.C. Highway Patrol is stepping in to provide security so a public meeting on fracking can be held in Sanford. State Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Jamie Kritzer says troopers will handle security Friday along with State Capitol Police officers. Full story...
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Racial profiling trial of NC sheriff winds down

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The federal trial of a North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally targeting Latino drivers is nearing its close. Final arguments are expected Friday at the trial of Alamance County Sheriff Terry S. Johnson. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory appoints Bell to NC Court of Appeals

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Charlotte judge to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Special Superior Court Judge Lisa Bell will fill the seat of outgoing Chief Appeals Judge John Martin, who retired August 1. She will serve on the court through December 31. Full story...
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NC judge: Private school vouchers unconstitutional

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videoA North Carolina judge is ordering a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. Full story...
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NC adjournment approved, 2-year session ends

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North Carolina's legislature has gone home for good after wrapping up their two-year session. The Senate completed work Wednesday evening by approving a compromise with the House on cleaning up coal ash ponds and a bill on unemployment insurance records and adjourned. Full story...
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Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings

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The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Full story...
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Retired general to discuss clean energy in Raleigh

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A retired US Air Force general is visiting Raleigh to highlight the military's role in clean energy innovation and what this means for North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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Activists in 6 states plan to spread NC protests

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Organizers of regular protests at the North Carolina Legislature are being joined by NAACP leaders in a half-dozen other states to launch a week of demonstrations. Full story...
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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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Man, grandson killed in Rocky Mount house fire

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Officials in Rocky Mount say a man and a 5-year-old boy have been killed in a house fire. Spokeswoman Tameka Kenan-Norman said firefighters were dispatched to a single-story home shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night. When they arrived, they found a house and minivan engulfed in flames. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

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Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis campaign spokesman Daniel Keylin said in an email that Romney was headlining the private event in Charlotte on Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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