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Panel preps jury trial amendment for NC ballots

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A proposed change to North Carolina's Constitution involving jury trials is on the ballot in November, so a state panel is meeting to write an explanation for voters. Full story...
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2 shot at crowded hotel party after CIAA tourney

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A basketball tournament in Charlotte ended with violence at a party at a hotel that featured rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs. Full story...
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Rowan County student accused of posting nude photo

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Authorities have arrested a 17-year-old Rowan County high school student who they say created an Instagram account and posted a nude photo of a 15-year-old girl on the social media site. The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said Juan Bautista is charged with cyberbullying. He and the victim are students at West Rowan High School. Full story...
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Norovirus reported at Charlotte care centers

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Mecklenburg County medical officials say norovirus has been reported at a half-dozen long-term care centers in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC counties reduce early voting hours for primary

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Almost a third of North Carolina's counties have received permission from state elections officials to reduce early-voting hours heading into the May 6 primary below what last year's elections overhaul law demanded of them. Full story...
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Hagan hedges on Obamacare questions

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videoAfter filing for reelection this week Sen. Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina) dodged reporters' questions about a broken promise that North Carolinians could keep their insurance policies. Today we asked her again about the estimated 473,000 residents that faced cancellations when the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, launched last fall and when she knew it might happen. Full story...
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Clay Aiken officially joins NC Congress race

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Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken says he's running for Congress in North Carolina because he believes he can help end the gridlock in Washington. Full story...
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NC native hired for McCrory job as DC director

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Gov. Pat McCrory's administration has hired a North Carolina native and lawyer with extensive experience on Capitol Hill to become the governor's chief advocate before the federal government. Full story...
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AT&T announces 130 job openings in North Carolina

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AT&T is announcing 130 job openings in North Carolina in retail sales, technician and call center positions. Full story...
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NC health agency mapping Medicaid overhaul plan

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Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency is backing away from initial proposals to fix Medicaid costs by hiring a handful of big managed care organizations to run North Carolina's $13 billion health care system. Full story...
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NC House speaker officially files for US Senate

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tate House Speaker Thom Tillis embraced the Republican agenda he helped push through North Carolina state government as he filed officially for the U.S. Senate. Full story...
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