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McCrory appoints new poet laureate for NC

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a new poet laureate for North Carolina. The governor's office announced Friday that Valeria Macon will be the state's new poet laureate. Full story...
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NC budget meeting cancelled until next week

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Another public meeting to keep trying to work out differences between the House and Senate on North Carolina's new budget has been scrapped. House negotiators cancelled a meeting Friday morning after Senate members said Thursday they would not attend. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman scammed at hotel during Hurricane Arthur

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A 72-year-old woman who fled to a Jacksonville hotel during Hurricane Arthur says she was scammed out of her personal information by someone posing as a hotel manager. Full story...
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Closing arguments set in hearing on NC voting laws

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Final arguments are underway at a hearing over whether sweeping changes to North Carolina's voting laws will be put on hold until after the November election. Full story...
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McCrory says he'd veto Senate pay plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he'd veto any North Carolina budget plan on his desk that raises teacher pay dramatically like the Senate wants because it would mean huge cuts elsewhere to pay for it. Full story...
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NC woman reported missing in SC surrenders

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A Gaston County woman reported missing in South Carolina has turned herself in to police in Charlotte. North Myrtle Beach, SC, spokesman Pat Dowling said that 42-year-old Amy Arrington of Lowell turned herself in Wednesday night. Full story...
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NC senators walk out, return to budget meeting

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videoSo much for compromise. Senate members walked out of budget negotiations Wednesday after making some headway the day before. Full story...
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John Wayne heirs sue university over the name Duke

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John Wayne's heirs are dueling with Duke University over the family's right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star's nickname, Duke. Full story...
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Police: Woman reported missing in N. Myrtle Beach actually dodging court in NC

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A woman who was reported missing from North Myrtle Beach last weekend did not drown in the ocean and was never actually missing, according to the City of North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department. Full story...
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NYPD arrests NC mother of abandoned baby

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A woman has been arrested on charges she abandoned her baby at a Manhattan subway station. Police said Tuesday that Frankea Dabbs told them that she's homeless and felt she could no longer take care of the little girl. Full story...
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NC House approves ferry-toll prohibition

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The North Carolina House has reinforced its opposition to tolls on state-run coastal ferries. Full story...
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Carolina Beach among state parks closing as Arthur advances

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Some state parks in coastal North Carolina will close as Arthur advances toward the state, and access to other parks and facilities could be interrupted on short notice as the storm moves north along the coast, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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NC price-gouging law in effect as Arthur nears

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is notifying businesses and consumers that the state's price gouging law is now in effect along the coast because a state of emergency has been declared because of Tropical Storm Arthur. Full story...
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NC House honors Maya Angelou with resolution

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The North Carolina House has voted to honor the life and memory of author, poet and teacher Maya Angelou. House members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that remembers Angelou as an extraordinary woman and hails her lasting legacy. Full story...
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NC man captured on video riding on back of car

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Police in North Carolina say a man clung to the back of a moving car as it drove down an interstate highway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Keith Trietley said Monday that the man was trying to stop a woman who drove off after the man assaulted her inside a store. A police report said the man grabbed the woman's arm and pulled her down during an argument. Full story...
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