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Greensboro man gets 10 year sentence in scam

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A Greensboro man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to investment fraud last year. Full story...
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Man surrenders after 13-hour standoff in Wilson

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Wilson County sheriff's deputies say an armed man has surrendered after a 13-hour standoff at his home. Full story...
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Two community college campuses secure after report of gunman

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Both campuses of a western North Carolina community college are secure after a staff member reported seeing a man walking through a parking lot with a handgun. Full story...
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Western NC community college campuses being cleared

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One campus of a western North Carolina community college is secure and another is being cleared after a staff member reported seeing a man walking through a parking lot with a handgun. Full story...
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Campaign to reject NC gay marriage vote begins

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Opponents of a North Carolina voter referendum on banning gay marriage say they hope to have one million conversations with people before the May primary about the far-reaching effects of changing the state constitution. Full story...
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Atkinson running again for NC schools chief

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State schools Superintendent June Atkinson says she's running for another four years as chief administrator of North Carolina's public schools. Full story...
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Duke gets record number of freshman applications

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The hottest ticket in Durham might be a spot in the class of 2016, if the record number of applications for the freshman class at Duke University is any indicator. Full story...
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Goodwill offers free tax assistance in NC

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is offering income tax assistance to those who qualify in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC Ag official regrets warning turkey farm

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A North Carolina Agriculture Department official says she regrets tipping off employees at a Hoke County turkey processing plant that sheriff's deputies were investigating the business. Full story...
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Gardner-Webb University student collapses, dies

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A student at Gardner-Webb University has died after she collapsed in class on her 21st birthday. Full story...
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NC county board votes against rail service plan

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Iredell County commissioners have voted against a plan to expand commuter and freight rail service in the Charlotte region, possibly killing the project. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Obama to speak at BofA stadium during DNC

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President Barack Obama will speak at Bank of America stadium during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September, planning members of the convention said Tuesday. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter

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The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed. Full story...
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