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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal

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New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing. Full story...
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9-year-olds from Asheville sacrifice Christmas gifts for Hurricane Sandy victims

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video Two brothers from East Asheville are doing their part to help Superstorm Sandy victims. Full story...
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Broadwell returns to Charlotte home

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Paula Broadwell, the woman named as the alleged extra-marital lover of David Petraeus, returned to her Dilworth home at 4:50 p.m. Sunday. Full story...
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Child shot during home invasion

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The Sampson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a home invasion that has left a child fighting for his life. Full story...
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4th red wolf shot since NC loosened coyote hunting

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Federal wildlife officials say a fourth protected red wolf has been shot to death since North Carolina adopted a new rule allowing coyotes to be hunted at night with spotlights. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday a red wolf with a radio collar was found Thursday with a suspected gunshot wound north of Fairfield in Hyde County. It's the fourth death of a radio-collared red wolf since September. Full story...
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NC-born Army soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say an Army soldier from North Carolina has died in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced Friday that 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr. of Rocky Mount died Nov. 13, in Kandahar province. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Charged general's wife: Long war hurts families

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The wife of an Army general facing sexual misconduct charges at Fort Bragg has written an opinion piece saying the stresses of a decade of war contributed to several recent high-profile military sex scandals. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in October

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video The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.3 percent from 9.6 percent in September. The figures show a significant improvement from a year ago, when unemployment was 10.6 percent in October 2011. Full story...
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NC counties canvass last week's election results

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Officials in North Carolina's 100 counties are trying to finalize counts from last week's elections, but some candidates barely trailing in key races likely won't be satisfied with the numbers. Full story...
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