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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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Clodfelter leaves NC Senate before becoming Charlotte mayor

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The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Dan Clodfelter sent his resignation letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday, one day after the Charlotte City Council chose Clodfelter to serve out the unexpired two-year term of Patrick Cannon. Full story...
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NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

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North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. Full story...
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Auto parts maker to add 200+ jobs at NC factory

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A British-based company that manufactures parts for automakers plans to expand a North Carolina factory by nearly 230 jobs over five years. Full story...
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Ex-NC Justice Orr picked as temporary DA

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Former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is returning to the mountains to become district attorney for five western counties until a new DA is elected in November. Full story...
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Two NC Senate debates scheduled before early voting

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Two televised debates and possibly a third will air later this month so North Caroilna voters can learn more about some of the eight Republican U.S. Senate candidates. The participating candidates will be Greg Brannon, Heather Grant, Mark Harris and Thom Tillis. Full story...
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ACLU questions if counties comply with prison law

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North Carolina sheriffs in 23 counties haven't responded to a request for written policies showing they're in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act, but the head of their advocacy group says they may still be following the law. Full story...
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St. Augustine's football player dies unexpectedly

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A freshman football player for Saint Augustine's University has died. The university said in a statement that 19-year-old Ronald Cunningham of Dinwiddie, Va., got sick on campus around 11 a.m. Sunday. Full story...
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NC man jailed after dragging deputy with car

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Authorities in Lincoln County say a man is accused of dragging a sheriff's deputy with his car and spitting blood on him during a traffic stop. Full story...
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NC voter audit suggests widespread fraud

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videoThe North Carolina Board of Elections is investigating hundreds of cases where voters appear to have cast 2012 ballots in two states. Full story...
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Federal government checking NC forest wetlands

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Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University's massive Hofmann Forest illegally drained wetlands. Full story...
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Charlotte call center to eliminate 239 jobs

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A call center in Charlotte is closing next month in a move that will eliminate 239 jobs. Full story...
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