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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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PSA flight lands safely in Charlotte after warning light

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A PSA Airlines flight landed safely at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the pilot was alerted by a warning light. Full story...
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Roanoake Rapids man charged with stealing swords

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A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly 50 samurai swords. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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NC Republicans: No recorded votes at next session

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House and Senate say there are no plans to vote on legislation during a scheduled meeting of the General Assembly next week. Full story...
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Candidate names filed ahead of NC presidential primary, majority in Libertarian party

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More than half of the candidates expected on North Carolina's presidential primary ballots in May come from the Libertarian Party. Full story...
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NC court backs trooper who kicked canine partner

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has upheld a judge's ruling that ordered a state trooper who was fired for kicking his dog to be reinstated with back pay. Full story...
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