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Belmont Abbey wins order in health care lawsuit

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A Roman Catholic college in Gaston County says it's happy with a ruling by a federal appeals court on its challenge of rules that could require the school to provide free contraceptives to employees. Full story...
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NC residents rush to get gun permits, buy rifles

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North Carolina residents are rushing out to secure weapons permits and buy guns in the wake of the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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NC 12 on Outer Banks ready for traffic

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People headed to Hatteras Island for the Christmas holiday - or as early as Thursday - have some good news: the last section of N.C. Highway 12 damaged by Superstorm Sandy is ready for traffic. The final section of the road damaged north of Rodanthe reopened around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Crews from the state Department of Transportation began repaving the section Tuesday and put down the second layer of asphalt Wednesday. Crews then had to paint stripes and reconstruct shoulders. Full story...
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Nutrition firm Herbalife to hire 500 at NC plant

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Nutrition and weight-loss supplement-maker Herbalife is revamping a defunct Dell Inc. computer manufacturing plant in North Carolina for an East Coast production center that will employ about 500 in three years. Full story...
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Video sweepstakes industry seeks NC closing delay

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video Companies that produce the software behind video sweepstakes games want to delay closing down North Carolina's sweepstakes halls as they seek help from the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC workers want voice in compensation study

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State workers and their advocates say the employees deserve a voice in a study that legislators are planning of North Carolina's compensation plans. Full story...
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Repaving begins at S-curves on storm-damaged NC 12

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The portion of highway along North Carolina's Outer Banks that Superstorm Sandy damaged remains on schedule to reopen by Christmas Day, with workers beginning to repave the road. Full story...
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NC man pleads guilty to 1990 rape, murder

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A Winston-Salem man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the 1990 rape and strangulation of a 74-year-old woman in 1990. Under a plea deal, 39-year-old Michael Dwayne Miller was convicted Tuesday in Forysth County Superior Court in the death of Theressa L. Nicholson in her apartment in August 1990. Judge John O. Craig sentenced Miller to 30 years in prison. Full story...
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Perdue: $1M to keep NC group homes going a month

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's moving $1 million to prevent about 1,400 mentally ill residents of North Carolina group homes from becoming homeless because of funding cuts expected after this month. Full story...
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Army doctor victim in NC plane crash

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Authorities say the victim of a weekend plane crash in Robeson County was an Army doctor who was acting chief of surgery at the Fayetteville VA Medical Center. Full story...
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