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NC bills would rewrite redistricting method

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North Carolina General Assembly members who want to take the power to redraw legislative and congressional districts out of their own hands say a fairer redistricting method would benefit voters in choosing their elected representatives. Full story...
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NC to get $21M as states, feds settle S&P ratings complaints

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North Carolina officials say the state will collect $21 million from credit rating agency Standard & Poor's in a nationwide settlement over practices that have been blamed for triggering the country's financial crisis. Full story...
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NC auditor: Better tracking needed on major IT projects

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The state auditor says North Carolina is doing a poor job of keeping track of whether information technology projects are actually saving money. Full story...
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NC court: No basis for traffic stop doesn't bar license loss

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A North Carolina appeals court says evidence tossed out of court in a drunken driving case can still be used to revoke a driver's license. Full story...
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NC Senate budget-writers roll out early spending bill

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Top Senate budget-writers have written an early-session spending bill that in part seeks to ensure a panel drafting new academic standards for North Carolina's public schools has money to perform its work. The bill filed Monday directs the Department of Public Instruction to transfer $275,000 to help the panel, which was created last year. Full story...
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3 Union County men charged with stabbing llama

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Three men have been arrested in the stabbing and mutilation of a llama in Union County. Sheriff's deputies told local media outlets that 18-year-old James Robert Lee, 20-year-old Alexander Samuel Clark and 22-year-old Cody Wyatt Bray have been arrested in the investigation. Full story...
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Sporting goods store worker accidentally shot with own gun

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Police in Burlington say a worker at a sporting goods store was injured when he accidentally shot himself with his own gun. The Times-News of Burlington reports a statement from police said 43-year-old Bruce Foote of Mebane suffered a gunshot wound to his upper left leg, and was on the floor at Dunham's Sports at a Burlington mall when he was shot on Sunday. Full story...
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Debt study says NC can issue more bonds than a year ago

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An annual report evaluating North Carolina's debt and how much more borrowing the state can truly afford is good news for Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders considering road and building projects. Full story...
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3 Union County men charged with stabbing llama

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Three men have been arrested in the stabbing and mutilation of a llama in Union County. Full story...
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NC legislature could step in on clinic rule proposal

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Abortion-rights groups are worried that Republican legislators will try to override rules proposed for North Carolina abortion clinics that activists contend balance patient safety with access to the procedure. Full story...
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