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NC town's former mayor killed in deadly crash

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A South Carolina man is being charged with leading police on a chase they say ended when his car slammed into another vehicle, killing two people, including a former Belmont mayor. Full story...
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Sen. Kay Hagan opposes amendment to prohibit gay marriage

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U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan is against a proposed constitutional amendment that would prohibit gay marriage in North Carolina because she says it would harm the state's ability to recruit business and jobs and have negative consequences for families and children. Full story...
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Changes to NC pollution control program considered

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A state environmental program designed to protect residents from exposure to dangerous chemicals could get scaled back if some business interests and Republican legislators have their way. Full story...
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Alexander County jail guard accused of theft

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A guard at the Alexander County juvenile jail has been accused of more than 60 counts of theft. Full story...
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Perdue: No-interest Irene loan for 2 NC counties

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is making a no-interest state loan available to repair two schools and other public buildings in Tyrrell and Pamlico counties damaged during Hurricane Irene last August. Full story...
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Duke Energy, Progress Energy file new merger plan

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are taking a third stab at a deal that would create the largest U.S. electric company, offering to spend up to $150 million to reduce competition concerns. Full story...
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Another GOP candidate files for NC governor's race

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory's first primary opponent hasn't been in elected office before and believes local government property taxes should be replaced with some other revenue source. Full story...
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NC woman accused of murder in stabbing death

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Authorities have charged a Charlotte-area woman with murder following a fight with another woman. Full story...
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NC county expands ban on camping on its property

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The home for this summer's Democratic National Convention is banning camping without permission on all county-owned property. Full story...
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102-year-old man shoots wife, kills self

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Police in Greensboro say a 102-year-old man shot and wounded his 84-year-old wife before killing himself. Full story...
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Randleman man hits multiple lottery jackpots in NC

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The North Carolina Education Lottery hands out more than $2 million in prizes per day, and a Randleman man has won a healthy share of it Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol applicant collapses, dies

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A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol says an applicant has collapsed and died after completing a 1.5-mile run. Full story...
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Suspect arrested in Wilson double murder

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Investigators in Wilson County say they have arrested a suspect in a double murder. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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The landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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