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N.C.

Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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NC court weighs who decides on execution drugs

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A North Carolina appeals court is deciding whether appointed state officials can alone decide how convicted killers are executed or whether others must review the procedure. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan announces $2M raised in quarter

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Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan says she raised more than $2 million for her 2014 re-election bid in North Carolina during the final three months of 2013. Full story...
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Snow forecast for parts of North Carolina

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More winter weather is headed to North Carolina. Only the southeastern part of the state is expected to escape snow Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Full story...
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Six arrested at vigil for man who died in police car

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Police in North Carolina arrested six people following a vigil for a teenager who died of a gunshot wound while handcuffed in the back of a police car. More than 100 people marched through downtown Durham Sunday night in protest of the Nov. 19 death of 17-year-old Jesus Huerta of what an autopsy determined was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Full story...
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Amazon shoppers in NC to pay sales tax

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Online retailer Amazon says it will begin charging sales taxes on purchase made in North Carolina starting Feb. 1. Amazon sued the N.C. Department of Revenue in 2010 to block efforts to obtain names and addresses of North Carolina residents who bought items from the company. Full story...
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22-year-old man killed in shooting at Raleigh club

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Police are investigating the death of a 22-year-old man who was shot in the parking lot of a Raleigh nightclub. Full story...
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Judge to weigh gov't secrets in NC terror case

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A North Carolina man charged with seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group in the civil war in Syria must stay in custody ahead of his trial, and now a federal judge is deciding how to protect government secrets. Full story...
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NC gets $84M more than expected through December

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North Carolina coffers have been slightly more full than projected by state government budget writers through the first half of the fiscal year. Full story...
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NC state workers, governor to remember King

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North Carolina state employees are gathering again in a downtown Raleigh church to remember the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and honor a state worker for improving their community and race relations. Full story...
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Child abuse case expanding in Union County

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Officials investigating a Union County couple accused of handcuffing a boy to the porch with a dead chicken around his neck are now trying to determine if nearly three dozen children the couple cared for were abused. Full story...
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McCrory says he talked energy with Obama

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Gov. Pat McCrory says President Obama's visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state's food stamp program. Full story...
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NC endowment gives $10M to improve college access

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A North Carolina endowment is giving $10 million to improve access to higher education for low-income students in rural North Carolina high schools. Full story...
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5 more people die from flu in NC; total now 27

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State health officials say five more people have died from the flu in North Carolina, bringing the state total for the season to 27. Full story...
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NC doctors sue state over Medicaid payment delays

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A group of North Carolina doctors has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking millions in damages from the state and its contractors over flawed computer programs that severely delayed Medicaid reimbursements. Full story...
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