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Charlotte, feds sign deal to extend light rail

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Officials in Charlotte have signed a deal with the Federal Transit Administration that commits the federal government to pay for half of the construction costs for a $1.16 billion light-rail extension. Full story...
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NC health officials: 46 cases of E. coil from fair

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Health officials in North Carolina say the number of E. coli cases linked to the Cleveland County Fair has climbed to 46. Full story...
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Mrs. Obama urges NC college students to vote early

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Michelle Obama wants North Carolina college students to work hard for her husband, making sure they and their friends cast ballots as the battleground state prepares for early voting. Full story...
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PPP POLL: McCrory leads Dalton by 10 points, Lt. Gov. race a dead heat

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PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds Pat McCrory's lead in the Governor's race holding steady. He's at 47% to 37% for Walter Dalton with Libertarian Barbara Howe at 5%. Those numbers are exactly identical to what they were two weeks ago. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing

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A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office. Full story...
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NC voters exercise choice for major agency heads

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North Carolina's tradition of public empowerment means voters again are electing not only a governor and lieutenant governor but eight department heads responsible for important tasks that some other states allow the governor to choose. Full story...
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Democrats begin bus tour in western NC

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North Carolina politicians are joining national Democrats aboard a familiar political campaign vehicle - the charter bus. Full story...
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NC man mowing grass killed; SC man charged

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A North Carolina man cutting the grass at a church has been struck and killed and a South Carolina man has been charged. Full story...
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Man burned to death in Pittsboro

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Chatham County officials are investigating the death of a man who caught fire in a parking lot near a fishing pier. Full story...
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Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

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video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent. Full story...
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