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Perdue visits PA to examine gas fracking

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A spokesman for North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says her one-day trip to Pennsylvania to examine a natural gas exploration method wasn't publicized because she was only gathering information and held no public events. Full story...
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Funeral scheduled for Bragg soldier, daughters

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A funeral will be held later this week for a Fort Bragg soldier and his two daughters who died in a house fire. Full story...
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NC jobless rate for January still above 10 percent

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The latest report on North Carolina's unemployment rate paints a darker picture of the state's economy. The state Commerce Department reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in January was 10.2 percent, much higher than the national average of 8.3 percent. Full story...
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Fundraising forms filed for shelter helped by 'Extreme Makeover'

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State officials say the woman who operates a homeless shelter for female veterans in Fayetteville has met the deadline to apply for a license needed so she can seek donations. Full story...
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Help available for Cherokee County storm victims

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Residents of Cherokee County whose homes were damaged by tornadoes earlier this month can get help in rebuilding their lives. Full story...
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2 people die in wreck in Caldwell County

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Two people have been killed and two others were hurt in a single-car wreck in Caldwell County. Full story...
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Lieutenant Governor candidate pleased with NC state employee union's nod

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A Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor has declined to discourage the union representing North Carolina state employees from backing her even as she laments the influx of money by new outside groups to influence campaigns. Full story...
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John Edwards' attorneys could have conflict of interest after representing mistress

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A federal court hearing this week will look into whether the latest attorneys to join John Edwards' criminal defense team have a conflict of interest after representing the former presidential candidate's mistress. Full story...
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NC agencies choose 3-year car emissions exemption

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Two North Carolina agencies say exempting late-model automobiles from emissions inspections could be done without creating steep obstacles to meet federal air quality requirements while keeping highway funds flowing from Washington. Full story...
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More permits issued for Apple, Inc. in NC

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More permits are being issued for Apple Inc., which has a data center in the North Carolina town of Maiden. Full story...
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Fayetteville city manager resigns amid pressure

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Fayetteville's city manager is stepping down amid pressure from City Council members unhappy with him opposing the council's vote to end a type of police search where officers do not have a warrant. Full story...
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Charlotte receives funds for unsolved sexual assault cases

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A unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received a federal grant of almost $500,000 to give higher priority to unsolved sex crimes and homicides. Full story...
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Judge censured for tossing DWI case test results

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A Mecklenburg County judge has been censured by the North Carolina Supreme Court for throwing out test results in a drunken driving case so the defendant would face a lesser punishment. Full story...
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DOT to review naming policy after firefighter snub

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North Carolina transportation officials say they will review the agency's policy on naming state owned bridges after a Board of Transportation committee refused to name a bridge in Asheville after a firefighter who died while fighting a blaze. Full story...
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NC businesses along I-95 tally tolling impact

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Opponents say plans to charge a toll on Interstate 95 in North Carolina will make it more difficult for businesses to quickly and cheaply ship goods up and down the highway. Full story...
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