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Authorities: 4-decade fugitive from NC used dead boys' IDs

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Investigators in Iowa are crediting facial recognition technology with helping them capture an armed robber who escaped from a North Carolina prison in 1973. Full story...
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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties

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North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify. Full story...
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NC House gives unanimous OK to new spending bill

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The North Carolina House has passed unanimously a trimmed-down spending bill that contains teacher and state employee raises already included in the chamber's state budget proposal two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC House OKs bill that would make renewing driver's licenses easier

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The North Carolina House has passed legislation that would allow drivers to renew their licenses without standing in line at the Division of Motor Vehicles. Full story...
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Bank of America lays off 540 in Charlotte division

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Bank of America is laying off 540 workers in a division that handles troubled mortgages. The Charlotte Observer reports that the cuts announced Wednesday amount to nearly two-thirds of the local workforce in the Legacy Asset Servicing division. Full story...
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House OKs bill allowing more electronic filings

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Most political campaigns - including those for the legislature - would be required to file campaign finance reports electronically with North Carolina's elections board starting in 2017 in a bill that cleared the House. Full story...
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Sheriff: NC daycare a front for child porn ring

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Authorities in North Carolina say a daycare and mentoring program run out of the home of a registered sex offender was a front for a child porn production operation. Full story...
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Thousands of chickens die in Bertie County fire

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Bertie County officials say thousands of chickens were killed in a fire at a farm in Kelford. Full story...
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Duke Energy Renewables strikes solar power deal for farms planned in NC

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Two universities in the nation's capital have agreed to a major energy deal to buy more than half their power from three new solar power farms planned in North Carolina. Full story...
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Boundary between NC, SC to be subject of program in Raleigh

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The boundary between North Carolina and South Carolina will be the subject of a program sponsored by the North Carolina State Archives. Full story...
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NC House approves bill to register mopeds

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The North Caroilna House is backing new regulations for mopeds, requiring that the vehicles must be registered with the Division of Motor Vehicles just like motorcycles. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune holding hurricane preparedness town hall meeting

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Camp Lejeune officials are encouraging military members, civilian employees and families to attend a town hall meeting about being prepared for hurricane season. Full story...
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NC appeals court sides with state retirees

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A North Carolina appeals court says former state Chief Justice I. Beverly Lake and other retired state employees can continue their legal fight over health insurance coverage. Full story...
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Student political, religious groups aided in NC bill

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Political and religious groups on North Carolina's public higher education campuses would be in charge of their internal affairs in legislation making its way through the General Assembly. Full story...
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NC college students lobby for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants

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Some college students participated in a mock graduation at the General Assembly, asking North Carolina lawmakers to extend in-state tuition rates to students who are not in the country legally. Full story...
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