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2008 Edwards campaign defends 2011 spending

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A lawyer for John Edwards is defending his campaign's 2011 spending, saying the expenses were related to last year's criminal probe of the former presidential candidate and a federal audit. Full story...
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Sen. Stevens of Cary won't seek re-election

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One of the chief-budget writers in the North Carolina Senate will not seek re-election, saying it's time to move to another chapter in his life. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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The first meeting by a General Assembly committee examining death penalty cases and racial bias in North Carolina again shows sharp differences about whether changes to the Racial Justice Act are needed. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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A House committee examining whether North Carolina laws should change based on evidence of racial bias in death penalty cases is holding its first meeting. Full story...
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RJ Reynolds' art collection on sale for 3 days

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s 7,000-piece collection of artwork, pottery, books, antiques and collectibles from its offices all over the world is going on sale. Full story...
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US Forest Service schedules burn on NC mountain

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area in of the Pisgah Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest. Full story...
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Judge delays trial of suspect in NC hiker deaths

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A federal judge has again delayed the death penalty trial of a twice-convicted killer who's charged with killing a couple from Hendersonville in a national forest. Full story...
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NC artist accused of stealing his own paintings

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A North Carolina man accused of stealing paintings from a restaurant is certainly familiar with the works of art at issue; he's the one who painted them. Full story...
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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn to plead guilty

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A prosecutor in a case against a North Carolina woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York City hospital more than two decades ago says she will plead guilty Friday to criminal charges. Full story...
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McCrory getting campaign fundraising help from SC Governor

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North Carolina governor candidate Pat McCrory is getting more help raising money from a sitting Republican governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Full story...
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New NC law could delay primary runoff by three weeks

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If a leading candidate fails to get more than 40 percent of the vote in a North Carolina primary election race this May, when is the runoff? Full story...
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NC banking regulator overseeing US mortgage deal

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North Carolina's long-time banking commissioner is the choice of America's big banks and attorneys general to make sure a $25 billion settlement over widespread mortgage abuses is carried out. Full story...
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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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