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NC unemployment rate remains flat at 6.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained flat for June, as the number of people with full-time jobs slipped slightly from the prior month. Full story...
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Uproar: Self-published poet laureate in NC resigns

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North Carolina's poet laureate is resigning amid criticism of the governor for choosing a writer with just two self-published books. Full story...
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NC ranked 6th scariest state in US

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videoNorth Carolina ranks 46th in teacher pay, 31st in unemployement rates and it's now the sixth scariest state in America. Real estate search site Estately used 15 common fears from clowns to dentists, hurricanes, shark attacks, tornadoes and meth labs to figure out which states are scariest. Full story...
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Two arrested for museum dinosaur theft

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A man and woman turned themselves in a day after State Capitol Police released surveillance video of the theft of a dinosaur model from a Raleigh museum. Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, are charged with two felony counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc. Full story...
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EPA: Duke done dredging coal ash from NC river

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Federal environmental officials say Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River following a massive spill at a North Carolina power plant. Full story...
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Common Core on way out of NC schools

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The Common Core curriculum standards that dictate what's taught in classrooms across much of the United States are on their way out of North Carolina. Full story...
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Twin sisters charged with prostitution

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Raleigh police have arrested 19-year-old twin sisters on prostitution charges. Full story...
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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police ask for help identifying dinosaur thieves

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videoState Capitol Police are asking for the public's help identifying a man and woman caught on video Monday afternoon taking a baby dinosaur replica from a display at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Full story...
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NC House to consider final Common Core bill

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The North Carolina Legislature is one step away from passage of a bill that repeals the state's Common Core education standards. The House is scheduled to vote on the compromise bill Wednesday. The Senate signed off on it last week. Full story...
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NC Senate to discuss Medicaid overhaul proposal

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The Senate says it has a North Carolina Medicaid reform bill to discuss after the House passed its own plan recently that would shift financial risk of the government health insurance to doctors and hospitals. Full story...
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Public asked to comment on NC oil, gas development

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The public now has a chance to comment on proposed rules for regulating oil and gas development in North Carolina. Officials with the state Mining and Energy Commission are seeking public input and have opened a comment period which lasts until Sept. 15. Full story...
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Bill seeks to disclose finances of college sports

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Two congressmen have introduced a bill to require the NCAA, schools, conferences as well as the College Football Playoff to reveal how much money is flowing through college sports. Full story...
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NC House Democrats complain about staffing money

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House Democrats say Republican counterparts are denying them a full-time employee to manage their legislative operations although similar workers have been funded for the minority party in the past. Full story...
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NC wants stricter water limits for toxic metals

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After years of delays, North Carolina regulators are moving to strengthen state water-quality standards to include tougher limits on toxic metals like those at issue following the recent coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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Register, insure mopeds OK'd by NC Senate panel

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The state Senate is sticking for now with new moped regulations that would require both North Carolina scooter operators to have insurance as well as those vehicles registered with the state. Full story...
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