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NC court upholds life sentence for UNC killing

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The state Court of Appeals says the man who was a teenager when he killed UNC student body president Eve Carson should stay behind bars for life. Full story...
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Two men injured when Morehead City boat explodes

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North Carolina officials are investigating after a boat exploded in a marina, forcing two men to a hospital. Full story...
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Leading GOP candidates in final NC Senate debate

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Four leading candidates for North Carolina Republican's nomination for U.S. Senate get one more chance to persuade voters in a statewide television debate one week before primary election day. Full story...
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NC highway marker to honor furniture industry

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A state Highway Historical Marker is being dedicated in High Point to recognize the importance of the furniture industry to North Carolina. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory tours eastern NC tornado damage

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videoAuthorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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3 more die from flu in North Carolina

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At least three more people have died from the flu in North Carolina. State health officials said Thursday that the number of flu-related deaths this season has reached 103. Full story...
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NC official warns charters to release salaries

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The director of charter schools in North Carolina is warning the schools they could be punished if they refuse to release public records requests for salary information. Full story...
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McCrory attends Asheville festival amid protests

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has appeared at an Asheville music festival despite initial indications that he would skip the event. Full story...
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Panel says NC should spread pension decisions

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A commission is recommending that North Carolina lawmakers change how the state's $86 billion pension system for teachers and state workers handles investments. Full story...
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Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

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videoLegislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms. Full story...
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BBQ joint? Restaurant owner faces drug charges

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Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers. The owner of Smokey's BBQ Restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a variety of marijuana-related charges. Full story...
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NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

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North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. Full story...
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NC report: More sought work in March, found jobs

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A new North Carolina jobs report says more people entered the job market in March than in most of the past year, and more people found work. Full story...
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New group to promote NC Republican agenda

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A new conservative-leaning advocacy group in North Carolina plans to promote recent Republican policies in state government while challenging criticism from Democrats and their allies who've opposed the GOP agenda. Full story...
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North Carolina report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

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North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent. Full story...
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