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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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House Democrats want ethics changes after McCrory complaint

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Democrats at the North Carolina legislature say a ban on outside earned income by Gov. Pat McCrory and other full-time elected state officials would increase transparency and public confidence about the actions of politicians. Full story...
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Chiquita plans headquarters move from Charlotte after buyout

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Chiquita Brands International is closing its corporate headquarters in Charlotte after the banana producer's buyout. Full story...
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NC collections gap now almost $200 million through December

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The difference between predicted revenue collections for the first half of North Carolina government's fiscal year and what's actually come in has widened slightly. Full story...
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Moore elected NC House speaker as General Assembly opens

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videoThe North Carolina General Assembly has convened its new two-year session and House members have quickly elected Kings Mountain attorney Tim Moore as speaker. Full story...
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Report: Wind means more jobs, more energy for Carolinas

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videoA report by an advocacy group says twice the jobs and more energy can be generated in the Carolinas by developing offshore wind technology than by drilling for fossil fuels in the ocean. Full story...
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Moore, Berger poised to lead as NC lawmakers return

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Activity in the Legislative Building has picked up on the day before the start of the General Assembly's two-year session. Full story...
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