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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits

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Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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Jill Biden to campaign in NC on Saturday

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The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will visit North Carolina this weekend. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday evening that Jill Biden will attend campaign events for the Democratic ticket geared toward women on Saturday. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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Race for NC lieutenant governor has clear choice

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North Carolina's election for lieutenant governor is a contest between two first-time candidates for statewide election with very different backgrounds and outlooks. Full story...
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House speaker, 2 senators working in NC for Romney

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Republican congressional heavyweights are coming to North Carolina this week to campaign for Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign said Monday that Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will attend veteran-themed events Tuesday in Cary and Fayetteville. Graham will hold a similar event Tuesday evening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Romney planning campaign visit Thursday to NC

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Mitt Romney is coming to battleground North Carolina for the first time in almost two months. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign said Monday that Romney will visit Asheville on Thursday. Full story...
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NC settles Medicaid fraud case against drug maker

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North Carolina will reap almost $16 million from a national Medicaid fraud settlement involving one of the nation's largest drug makers. Full story...
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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

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Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee. Full story...
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Perdue says she's proud of voter ID veto

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says vetoing a bill that would have required photo identification to vote at the polls is one of her proudest accomplishments as governor. Full story...
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UNC-CH committee starts search to replace Thorp

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A panel that will narrow down the best candidates to take over management of North Carolina's flagship public university is getting to work. Full story...
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