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NC plans business recruiting to be more like sales

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is moving to privatize parts of the public agency that woos companies and jobs to North Carolina, hoping to make business recruitment more effective. Full story...
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NC horse farms closing for 2 weeks after 4 deaths

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Some horse farms are closing for the public for two weeks after four Raleigh horses contracted a rare virus and had to be euthanized. The horses were at the same Raleigh boarding facility. State officials confirmed last week they had equine herpesvirus-1. Full story...
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Guarding NC fair ride costs $400 a day

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Guarding a ride that seriously injured several patrons earlier this year is costing the North Carolina State Fair $400 a day. Full story...
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Despite ban, sweepstakes cafes fight to stay open

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It's been a year since the state Supreme Court has upheld a North Carolina law banning sweepstakes cafes. But some of the places where people play fast-moving computer games that mimic Vegas-style slots are still open for business. Full story...
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Visitors take part in First Day Hikes at state parks

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video Hikers enjoyed the third annual First Day Hike at North Carolina State Park, including Carolina Beach State Park. Full story...
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Prison administrator charged with attempted murder

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An administrator at a state prison in Buncombe County has been arrested after police say he tried to run over a man in his car. Full story...
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AP photographer Martin collapses at Chick-Fil-A Bowl, dies

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Dave Martin, a longtime Associated Press photographer based in Montgomery, Ala., died after collapsing on the Georgia Dome field at the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Tuesday night. Martin was 59. Full story...
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Mike Causey running for Coble's NC Congress seat

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A four-time candidate for North Carolina insurance commissioner now plans to run for the 6th Congressional District seat that opens at the end of 2014 when Rep. Howard Coble retires. Full story...
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Man wanted for questioning in NC murders killed

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Authorities say a man being sought for questioning about three murders is dead after a three-county chase. Full story...
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Cumberland Co. site of annual free New Year's meal

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Thousands of people are expected to attend the 20th annual black-eyed pea dinner at the Cumberland County Crown Expo Center. Full story...
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New NC laws in new year alter campaigns, taxes

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More than 20 laws take effect in the new year in North Carolina. Full story...
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Judge: Firing of former ALE director was political

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An administrative law judge says the administration of Republican Gov. Pat McCrory fired the former Alcohol Law Enforcement director because he's a Democrat. Full story...
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Pembroke to hold 1st New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop

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The town of Pembroke will celebrate the end of 2013 with the help of a nearly 400-pound pine cone. Full story...
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Emerald Isle to hold annual controlled deer hunts

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Emerald Isle will begin annual controlled hunts to deal with the town's growing deer population, rather than holding them just every other year. Full story...
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3 NC children possibly sickened by E. coli

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Health officials in Davidson County are investigating a possible E. coli outbreak after three children have become ill. Full story...
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