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NC Medicaid services remain for dementia patients

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People with dementia or Alzheimer's disease living in special facilities in North Carolina can retain current levels of personal care services in the new year while their custodians appeal decisions to scale back Medicaid support. Full story...
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ALE director wants to be field agent again

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videoThe director of the NC Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement has asked for a demotion ahead of the incoming Republican administration. Full story...
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Outgoing Perdue defends how she governed NC

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's doesn't regret her decisions declining to seek re-election and pushing for higher taxes to restore education cuts. Full story...
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NC woman hospitalized after pit bull attack

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A Charlotte woman has been hospitalized for severe injuries from a pit bull bite. WCNC-TV reports Thursday that the woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for a bite to her leg. Full story...
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NC ferry runs aground in rough seas

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A state-run ferry route connecting islands along North Carolina's Outer Banks is back in service after a vessel ran aground in rough seas. The N.C. Department of Transportation says the Motor Vessel Frisco ran aground in Hatteras Inlet about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday with 35 passengers, six crew members and 19 vehicles on board. No injuries were reported. Full story...
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NC Sen. Mansfield to run for Democratic chairman

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An outgoing state senator now wants to become the next chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville told party members of his entry into the race in an e-mail last week. Full story...
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Brasstown still having possum drop, with changes

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A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny western North Carolina town each New Year's Eve will go on this year, with some changes. Full story...
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Grandmother, mother killed in Matthews wreck

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A Matthews man has been charged with driving while impaired after a wreck that killed a Charlotte grandmother and her daughter. Full story...
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NC has record-breaking year for film, TV, but don't expect repeat

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video The director of the North Carolina Film Office says the state's film industry hit record-breaking numbers the past two years, but that's unlikely to repeat in 2013. Full story...
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Fairmont man dies days after gunshot wound

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Charges against a Rowland man have been upgraded to murder after a 21-year-old man's death from a gunshot wound. Full story...
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