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N.C.

UNC panel recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee has recommended a proposal that would see college costs rise by more than $400 per student on average. Full story...
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States, banks reach foreclosure-abuse settlement

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North Carolina communities will benefit from millions of dollars to help struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, as well as more housing counselors, financial fraud investigators and prosecutors, and stronger mortgage standards. Full story...
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Two plead not guilty in Shaniya Davis death

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A Fayetteville woman charged with selling her five-year-old daughter as a prostitute has pleaded not guilty in her death, as has the man charged with killing her. Full story...
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PSA flight lands safely in Charlotte after warning light

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A PSA Airlines flight landed safely at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the pilot was alerted by a warning light. Full story...
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Roanoake Rapids man charged with stealing swords

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A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly 50 samurai swords. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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NC Republicans: No recorded votes at next session

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate say there are no plans to vote on legislation during a scheduled meeting of the General Assembly next week. Full story...
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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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NC court backs trooper who kicked canine partner

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's ruling that ordered a state trooper who was fired for kicking his dog to be reinstated with back pay. Full story...
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State GOP leaders report fundraising advantage over Democrats

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Republicans now in charge of the North Carolina Legislature are benefiting from newly-earned political power in their campaign coffers, too. Full story...
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NC Democratic Rep. Weiss won't seek re-election

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Another North Carolina state House member who was a leader during the chamber's Democratic control won't run for re-election. Full story...
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NC appeals court: Weapons center is not a school

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A North Carolina court is rejecting claims that shooting ranges and a training center created by former Delta Force members to train police and troops as next-generation warriors qualifies as a school. Full story...
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NC officials to announce arts-economy program

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The secretary of the state Department of Cultural Resources is making an announcement about a new arts-driven economic development program at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Full story...
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NC DOT hears from public on I-95 expansion, tolls

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public about the benefits of widening and improving Interstate 95, and the possible cost from charging tolls to travel the highway. Full story...
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