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NC again near top for subsidized health plans

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North Carolina is again one of the country's busiest states for consumers signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday nearly a quarter-million North Carolina residents signed up for the first time or re-enrolled in health plans in the first month of the latest sign-up period. That trails only Florida and Texas. Full story...
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62-year-old man found dead, covered with dog bites

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Rockingham County authorities are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found covered in dog bites. The News & Record of Greensboro reports deputies found the body of Jose Robles at the bottom of a steep embankment on Nov. 24 in Madison, a day after his family reported him missing. The newspaper said the sheriff's office wouldn't discuss the case. Full story...
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Possum Drop will be held, minus live opossum

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The organizer of the New Year's Eve Possum Drop in western North Carolina says the event will be held this year, minus a live opossum. Full story...
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New NC laws: Lower taxes, fewer breaks

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The slate of laws taking effect with the new year includes lower taxes for corporations and individuals, though taxi drivers and movie-makers are losing preferential breaks. Full story...
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62-year-old man found dead in NC with dog bites

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Rockingham County authorities say they're still investigating the death of a 62-year-old man whose body was found covered in dog bites. Full story...
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Buncombe inmate's apparent suicide investigated

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Authorities are investigating after an inmate charged with slaying his mother and stepfather apparently committed suicide at the Buncombe County Detention Facility. Full story...
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NC man captured 9 days after fleeing from deputy, arrest

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A convicted felon who fled from a gun possession charge earlier this month in Catawba County has been captured nearby in Lincoln County. Full story...
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Despite embargo, NC trades with Cuba

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Despite the ongoing trade embargo with Cuba, North Carolina exports millions worth of agricultural products to the Caribbean nation each year. And that figure is expected to grow as the United States normalizes diplomatic relations with Cuba. Full story...
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Mountain-sea trail to get master plan, hiker guide

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One day, parks officials say hikers will be able to take an off-road trail from one of Appalachia's highest peaks and follow it through North Carolina to the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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NC to appeal ultrasound law decision

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North Carolina's attorney general plans to ask the US Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that the state's ultrasound law is unconstitutional. Full story...
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