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NC DOT holds hearings on proposed I-95 changes

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The state Department of Transportation is holding public hearings this month to discuss planned construction on Interstate 95 that would start in 2016 and toll collection that would start three years later. Full story...
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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge

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Durham County's district attorney is in a fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy shoots and kills a man

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Authorities in Alexander County say a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man who threatened him with an ax. Full story...
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Election year kicks in with NC candidate filing

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North Carolina's election season has started in earnest as candidates are filing paperwork for positions from governor to county commissioner. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court weighs trials for hospital bills

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North Carolina's Supreme Court will decide whether patients who object to hospital bills can get a court to decide whether they're unreasonably expensive. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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NC Racial Justice Act hearing continues

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The first evidentiary hearing involving the state's Racial Justice Act is scheduled to continue this week in a Cumberland County courtroom, where prosecutors plan to call four more current or former judges to testify. Full story...
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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge

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Durham County's district attorney is in a fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption. Full story...
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NC governor candidate Faison suffers messy divorce

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One of the first Democrats to announce his bid for North Carolina governor is involved in a protracted and messy divorce filled with nasty accusations. Full story...
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Liberal, civil rights groups meet for big NC rally

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Thousands supporting left-leaning and civil rights causes in North Carolina are seeking unity ahead of a big election year they hope will reverse gains by conservative lawmakers. Full story...
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Winter is back with snow, bitter cold in NC mountainsWinter is back with snow, bitter cold in NC mtns

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After weeks of warm winter weather, bitterly cold air and snow is spilling into the North Carolina mountains. Full story...
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NC high court to hear case of school bra search

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The case of a teenager who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb as part of a search for pills at an alternative school in North Carolina is headed to the state Supreme Court. Full story...
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UNCW students react to latest tuition hike

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videoHigher education has a higher price tag. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to increase tuition for the next school year by more than nine percent. After news of about a nine-percent increase for the upcoming school year, students at UNCW say these tuition hikes are far from fair. Full story...
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2008 Edwards campaign defends 2011 spending

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A lawyer for John Edwards is defending his campaign's 2011 spending, saying the expenses were related to last year's criminal probe of the former presidential candidate and a federal audit. Full story...
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Sen. Stevens of Cary won't seek re-election

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One of the chief-budget writers in the North Carolina Senate will not seek re-election, saying it's time to move to another chapter in his life. Full story...
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