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NC students headed for school year 5 days longer

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The academic year for North Carolina's public school students is set to get five days longer next year. Members of the state Board of Education said Wednesday a new state law taking away teacher training time and replacing it with five more classroom days should take effect with the new school year in August. Full story...
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Preacher Billy Graham admitted to NC hospital

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A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the famous evangelist has been taken to a hospital near his home in North Carolina for treatment of his lungs. Full story...
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NC food distribution center will create 35 jobs

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The Save-A-Lot company will open a new food distribution center in Lexington that will create at least 35 new jobs and supply the company's stores within a 150-mile radius. Full story...
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No charges against NC teacher in assault case

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Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Clay County teacher who tied a student to a chair and taped the child's mouth shut. Full story...
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NC private university lowers tuition to compete

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A small private college in Raleigh is lowering student tuition next year to attract students from middle-class families. Full story...
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NC revenue collections ahead of projections

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North Carolina's revenue collections are still ahead of projections set when legislators drew up the state government budget this year. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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Jury selection begins in Eve Carson's murder trial

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Jury selection is now under way in the case of one of the men charged with killing Eve Carson. About 50 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday morning in the case of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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NC approves deal to bring Chiquita from Ohio

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A North Carolina economic development panel has approved a $22 million incentives deal to bring the global headquarters of banana giant Chiquita Brands International from Cincinnati to Charlotte. Full story...
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Judge denies defense motion in UNC leader's death

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A judge has denied a defense motion to prohibit prosecutors from introducing evidence from the slaying of a Duke University graduate student in the trial of a man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago. Full story...
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NC mountains residents under flood threat

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Forecasters are warning residents in the North Carolina mountains that up to six inches of rain could fall on the area and lead to flooding. Full story...
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Thanksgiving argument deadly near Lumberton

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Robeson County sheriff's deputies say a Thanksgiving argument between roommates left one man dead and another in jail. Full story...
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Carney chosen to complete Forrester's Senate term

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The Mayor Pro-tem of Mooresville has been chosen to fill the term of the late Sen. Jim Forrester of Gaston County. Full story...
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NC senate panel votes to repeal death row law

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A Senate panel has voted to essentially repeal a landmark state law allowing death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical evidence showing racial bias. Full story...
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