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NC Democratic Party chairman won't seek 2nd term

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The chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party won't seek another term leading the party after a year of internal turmoil related to a sexual harassment claim at headquarters involving two former employees. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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Prosecutor files motion in Peterson murder case

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State prosecutors are arguing that the murder conviction of Durham novelist Michael Peterson should be reinstated. WRAL-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/UueEca) the state Attorney General's Office has appealed a judge's decision last year that granted Peterson a new trial in the December 2001 death of his wife, Kathleen. Full story...
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Perdue looking for NC group home funding solution

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's aiming to find a solution to ensure 2,000 people living in group homes across North Carolina will keep their place to live without her calling legislators back to Raleigh at the holidays. Full story...
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2 NC, 1 SC school districts get US reform funds

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Two North Carolina school districts and one in South Carolina are among 16 nationwide to land federal funds in the first time competitive federal Race to the Top grants have gone directly to local school leaders. Full story...
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Perdue, McCrory to visit NC military bases Friday

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Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov.-elect Pat McCrory are going to visit North Carolina military bases together this week to build relationships between the incoming governor and installation and community leaders. Full story...
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Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Forest getting sworn in early

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Dan Forest isn't waiting until North Carolina's public inauguration to become North Carolina's next lieutenant governor. Full story...
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No foul play in death of Mich. paratrooper in NC

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Police say there's no evidence of foul play in the death of a paratrooper from western Michigan who was found dead at a home near his base in North Carolina. Full story...
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Man who took son from NC to Mexico gets 5 years

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A man convicted of kidnapping his 2-year-old son from North Carolina and fleeing with him to Mexico six years ago is sentenced to between five and six years in prison. Full story...
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Wake Forest U. awards $1M to study virtue, vice

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A program at a private North Carolina university is giving nearly $1 million to more than a dozen theologians and philosophers in the U.S. and Great Britain who study the essence of human character. Wake Forest University said Monday the effort to better understand virtue and vice called The Character Project has awarded 16 grants to scholars. Full story...
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