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N.C.

Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary

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A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says much of Buncombe County is a de facto bear sanctuary as the human population continues to grow. Full story...
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Fort Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A soldier from Arizona and based at Fort Bragg has died from small arms fire while on patrol during combat operations in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC troopers cracking down for school bus safety

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is planning a crackdown on dangerous driving around school buses and in school zones. Full story...
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Forest's camp cites Myrick's cancer in slamming ad

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The Republican candidate for lieutenant governor is upset that a state employees' union is running a commercial he says is disrespectful to his mother, US Rep. Sue Myrick. Full story...
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NC women's report finds improvements, challenges

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A report on how North Carolina women are faring says they're participating more in politics and are narrowing their income gap with men, but they still face obstacles to health care and benefits that would help them thrive in the workforce. Full story...
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Mitt Romney to hold Asheville rally

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Mitt Romney's will campaign in western North Carolina just before his running mate is scheduled to debate Vice President Joe Biden. Full story...
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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

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Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria. Full story...
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NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried

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A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Full story...
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NC NAACP convention focuses on voting rights

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The North Carolina NAACP's three-day annual convention will emphasize the need to vote in next month's election. The convention begins Thursday and ends Saturday. Full story...
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NC governor's candidates differ on tax changes

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North Carolina's major party candidates for governor have starkly different views on whether the state's economy is on the right track. That difference may explain why Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory diverged on the scope of changes needed for North Carolina's tax system during interviews with the Associated Press. Full story...
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