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Off-duty Tarboro police officer killed in wreck

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Authorities say an off-duty Tarboro police officer is dead after the car he was driving collided with an N.C. Department of Transportation excavator truck in Edgecombe County. Chief Damon Williams said Charles Johnson, a 24-year veteran of the force, was killed Tuesday. Full story...
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NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

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North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. Full story...
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McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

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Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation. Full story...
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NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears

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There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers. Full story...
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Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court

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North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. Full story...
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2 die near finish line of Raleigh half marathon

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Authorities say two runners have died near the finish line of a half marathon near Raleigh. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol cracking down on speeders

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videoThe North Carolina Highway Patrol is warning drivers that troopers will be out in force over the next week looking for speeders and other dangerous drivers. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor

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Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring. Clodfelter took the oath of office Wednesday next to his wife, Elizabeth, and one of his two daughters. Full story...
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NC local business taxes capped in proposal

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The General Assembly is likely to debate legislation this session that would streamline local business taxes, even as some lawmakers and municipal lobbyists caution towns and cities could have to raise property taxes if it passed. A tax study committee tentatively agreed Wednesday to recommend to the full legislature a repeal of business privilege license taxes levied by 300 municipalities in July 2015. It would be replaced with a tax capped at $100 per business location. Full story...
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National Weather Service confirms NC tornado

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The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more. Meteorologist Jim Merrell of the National Weather Service office in Newport said the storm was up to 300 yards wide when it struck Monday. He said the storm's track length hasn't been determined. Full story...
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Monroe man sentenced to life in 14-year-old case

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A Monroe man has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in a 14-year-old murder case. The Charlotte Observer reports 57-year-old John Joseph Carvalho II was convicted by a Union County jury after two hours of deliberation. Carvalho had been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Full story...
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Two homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

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Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says no one suffered serious injuries from the storm that destroyed two houses and significantly damaged six other homes on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Police: Surf City woman used fake bills for Scout cookies

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A North Carolina woman has been charged with trying to use counterfeit $20 bills to buy Girl Scout cookies. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 35-year-old Wendy Wilson of Surf City was charged by Surf City Police on Monday with passing three fake $20 bills to buy the cookies. Full story...
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NC tax collections largely in line through March

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North Carolina's overall tax collections are essentially staying in line with what lawmakers agreed were needed to operate state government this year. Full story...
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