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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Charged general's wife: Long war hurts families

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The wife of an Army general facing sexual misconduct charges at Fort Bragg has written an opinion piece saying the stresses of a decade of war contributed to several recent high-profile military sex scandals. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in October

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video The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.3 percent from 9.6 percent in September. The figures show a significant improvement from a year ago, when unemployment was 10.6 percent in October 2011. Full story...
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NC counties canvass last week's election results

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Officials in North Carolina's 100 counties are trying to finalize counts from last week's elections, but some candidates barely trailing in key races likely won't be satisfied with the numbers. Full story...
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NC gets post-election look at monthly jobless rate

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The elections are over and North Carolina can see if the state's unemployment rate was improving in October. Full story...
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Fayetteville man cleaning gun wounds 2 neighbors

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A Fayetteville man cleaning a handgun in an apartment accidentally shot two people in a neighboring unit. Full story...
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Kim Kardashian attends Marine Corps Ball

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video It was tough keeping up with one Kardashian Thursday night. Rumors were flying that Kim Kardashian was in Wilmington and while there was a Marine Ball here, the reality star was not. Full story...
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NC middle school crossing guard struck, killed

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A crossing guard at an Iredell County middle school is dead after he was struck and killed by a car after classes had dismissed for the day. The Charlotte Observer reports that 59-year-old Frank Booth died Wednesday. The N.C. Highway Patrol said Booth was hit just after 3 p.m. in front of Mount Mourne Middle School. Booth was flown to an area hospital, where he died. Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill adopts gender-neutral housing

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Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have endorsed a policy which will allow students to live in dorm suites and apartments with roommates of the opposite gender beginning next school year. The board of trustees unanimously endorsed Thursday "gender-neutral" housing. Supporters of the gender non-specific housing option say the move would help students - specifically gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students - who are being harassed and bullied in traditional on-campus housing. Full story...
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Perdue worries how to help group home residents

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's committed to ensure mentally ill people in group homes aren't put out on North Carolina streets come January but is hard pressed because she lacks authority to move state money around. Perdue told reporters Thursday in Raleigh she believes legislative leaders want to fix the problem but doesn't know yet how it'll be done. Full story...
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