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NC court candidate backed by outside group, too

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The North Carolina Supreme Court candidate criticizing how independent committees are spending money to back his rival with commercials and billboards is being supported by an outside group too. Full story...
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Goat prank keeps NC field closed another week

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The football field at a Cleveland County high school will be off limits for at least another week after goats caused a mess Friday in a prank that raised sanitation concerns. Full story...
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N&O: With McCrory ahead, RGA pulls all remaining broadcast TV ads in NC

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The Republican Governors Association pulled nearly all its remaining TV advertising in North Carolina, signaling its confidence that Pat McCrory is a lock in the governor's race, the News & Observer of Raleigh reports. Full story...
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Arrest made in ECU football field vandalism

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Police in Greenville arrested a man accused of breaking into the football stadium at East Carolina University and doing a number on its turf. Full story...
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Elon creates committee to examine vendor policy after nonbinding student vote on Chick-fil-A

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Elon University is creating a committee to study the school's relationship with its vendors, including restaurants like Chick-fil-A. The announcement came after the university's Student Government Association voted earlier this month to recommend that Chick-fil-A no longer sell food on campus because of the stance of the president of the restaurant chain against gay marriage. Full story...
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2 candidates for NC office named in police report

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North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month. Full story...
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Explosives truck crashes, closing I-85 in NC

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Motorists on Interstate 85 in North Carolina are forced to detour, and homes and a school are evacuated after a tractor-trailer carrying explosives overturned. The North Carolina Transportation Department says the Monday morning crash in Archdale near High Point is expected to keep I-85 closed in both directions until Monday evening. Full story...
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State Sen. Don East dies at age 67

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An employee of North Carolina state Sen. Don East says the seven-term Republican legislator has died at age 67. The state senator's legislative aide Steven Webb said East died early Monday at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem. Full story...
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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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Doctors optimistic E. coli victim could return home Monday

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A five-year-old girl hospitalized with the E. coli bacteria had her final surgery just hours ago, as doctors stitched up her chest where her dialysis tube was inserted. Full story...
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