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McCrory's win to play big at GOP governors meeting

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Pat McCrory's victory in the North Carolina governor's race last week is likely to help him strike it big at a meeting of current and new GOP chief executives. Full story...
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UNC Chapel Hill issues alert after assault

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has issued a warning to students, faculty and staff after an assault on a street near the campus. Full story...
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Sanderson Farms backs out of proposed NC plant

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Sanderson Farms says it won't build a chicken processing operation in southern Nash County. The company said on its website Tuesday that the decision was made in collaboration with Nash County officials and is a result of "various timing issues," which company officials wouldn't discuss. The statement said the decision will not affect the timing of its next poultry complex. Full story...
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Audit: NC Education Lottery netted $1.5B in sales

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An audit of the North Carolina Education Lottery shows the agency took in $1.5 billion in sales in fiscal 2012. Full story...
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GOP worried about NC pre-K expansion finances

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Republican legislative leaders are upset with how outgoing Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration is spending money to expand pre-kindergarten for thousands of additional children through next summer. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's Supreme Court is considering a case that could pressure utilities regulators to justify rate increase decisions that can involve hundreds of millions of dollars. Full story...
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NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

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There will be no possum drop in Brasstown this New Year's Eve if a decision by an administrative law judge stands. In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Fred Morrison said North Carolina law prohibits citizens from using wild animals for pets or amusement. Full story...
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McCrory working to turn fixer slogan into practice

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Pat McCrory talked throughout the campaign about how North Carolina was broken and how he wanted to be governor so he could fix the state. The voters chose him last week, and now the first Republican governor in 20 years has a lot riding on his ability to follow through with his pledge to repair the state. Full story...
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Pilot Mountain fire contained; 800 acres burned

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Officials say a fire that has burned more than 800 acres on Pilot Mountain has been contained. Surry County EMS director John Shelton says a fire line was completed around the blaze Monday morning. Full story...
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NC high court hears AG Duke Energy rate challenge

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video North Carolina's attorney general wants the state's highest court to reverse a decision giving Duke Energy permission to raise electricity prices by 7 percent and lock in a 10 percent profit. Full story...
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