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Authorities report death at Charlotte plant
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:50pm.

Emergency personnel in Charlotte say a worker at a recycling plant has died in an industrial accident. Multiple media outlets report the unidentified worker died around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Source Recycling.

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McCrory makes picks to coal ash panel he opposes
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:36pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory has made three appointments to the new Coal Ash Management Commission formed to decide how much industrial waste Duke Energy is required to clean up from its 33 unlined dumps across North Carolina. McCrory opposed the legislature's creation of the nine-member panel, which he says violates the state constitution by removing control of the ash cleanup from his administration.

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Union County man charged with second-degree murder
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:31pm.

A Union County grand jury has indicted the stepfather of 4-year-old child abuse victim on a second-degree murder charge. Multiple media outlets reported that the indictment was handed up Monday afternoon against 25-year-old Joshua Houser. Kilah Davenport died March 13.

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New hotel to be built at Biltmore in Asheville
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:26pm.

Biltmore is building a second hotel at Biltmore Estate that's expected to create about 230 jobs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported construction is expected to begin by mid-October. The Village Hotel will have 209 guestrooms and is expected to open in November 2015.

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Wake County schools experience three deaths in a week
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:04pm.

Officials with the Wake County Public School System are offering sympathies after the deaths of three students in separate incidents in the past week.

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Money for NC private school vouchers begins moving
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:56pm.

The first of millions of taxpayer dollars in payments have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional on several levels.

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NC Democrats' leader files complaint over mailers
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:47pm.

A North Carolina Democratic Party leader has asked the State Board of Elections to investigate inaccuracies in voter registration application mailers sent by a conservative-leaning advocacy group.

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Tillis draws foreign policy focus in NC Senate ad
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:43pm.

U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis is continuing to try to shift the emphasis in his race against Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan to foreign policy in a new television commercial.

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NC high school player dies after collapse
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:39pm.

A high school football player in North Carolina has died after he collapsed before a game last weekend. Wake County Schools announced Monday that Isaiah Langston of Rolesville High School died after collapsing on the field before Friday night's game with Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School.

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License plate commemorates Kings Mountain battle
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:33pm.

North Carolina officials have come up with a license plate to commemorate the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolution. The Gaston Gazette reported the plate was designed by Westmoreland Printers of Shelby.

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