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NC's first modern-day toll road starts collecting

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Tolls are now being collected on the first toll road in modern-day North Carolina history. Full story...
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Progress Energy CEO to speak at NC economic forum

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The chief executive officer of Progress Energy is among those speaking at the Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park. Full story...
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Changes ahead for Currituck-Knotts Island ferry

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The N.C. Ferry Division hopes to save about $95,000 by changing the ferry schedule between Currituck and Knotts Island. Full story...
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NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas

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Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoods. Full story...
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Powerball tickets going to $2 in January

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video The change will result in the first price increase in tickets since the game started almost 20 years ago. Beginning Jan. 15, Powerball tickets will cost $2 each. The first Powerball drawing under the new game structure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Full story...
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NC firefighters face charges in stun gun incident

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Two Rowan County firefighters and a police officer are facing criminal charges over an incident in which an 18-year-old junior firefighter was shocked with a stun gun at a Christmas party. Full story...
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NC officials look into midwives at baby's death

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Prosecutors are waiting for a medical examiner's report that could say whether delivery by unlicensed midwives contributed to the death of a baby born at home. Full story...
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Decorated fridge prompts bomb scare in Durham

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Note to people who decorate their refrigerators: It might be a good idea to say away from the attack helicopter look. Full story...
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NC park officials blamed for creating holiday spam

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North Carolina park officials are apologizing for mistakenly serving up a heaping helping of holiday spam. Full story...
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Electricity angel keeps power for 14 NC families

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Worries are a little lighter for more than a dozen North Carolina households in danger of losing electric power. Full story...
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Suspect in NC death arrested in Connecticut

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Cumberland County authorities say a man accused of killing his girlfriend and kidnapping their 22-month-old daughter has surrendered to police in Connecticut. Full story...
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More NC misdemeanor offenders to jail, not prison

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Thousands of misdemeanor offenders will serve their time in local jails instead of a state prison under a change in state law taking effect next week. Full story...
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Memorials mark one year since teen's disappearance

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Friends and family in Maryland and North Carolina are marking one year since the disappearance of a teen who was later found dead. Full story...
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Girl returned to NC as police search for father

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A little girl is back in North Carolina with her grandparents as police search for her father, who they plan to charge with the shooting death of the girl's mother. Full story...
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Tractor topples, girl dies, driver charged with DWI

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A four-year-old North Carolina girl is dead, and a relative faces charges of driving while impaired after a farm tractor they were riding rolled off a gravel road into a small creek. Full story...
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