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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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Doctors optimistic E. coli victim could return home Monday

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A five-year-old girl hospitalized with the E. coli bacteria had her final surgery just hours ago, as doctors stitched up her chest where her dialysis tube was inserted. Full story...
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Davidson County resident dies from complications of meningitis

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North Carolina health officials say a Davidson County resident has died from complications of fungal meningitis she likely contracted from a tainted steroid injection in her back. Full story...
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NC Senate candidate arrested on drug charges

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Authorities say a Democratic candidate for the N.C. Senate is in jail on charges that he sold prescription pills from his home. Full story...
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Edenton police to get training after car crashes

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Police officers in Edenton are getting additional training behind the wheel after officials say they've been involved in 13 crashes over the last seven months. Full story...
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NC regulators scold Duke Energy for secrecy claims

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North Carolina utilities regulators are scolding Duke Energy for wrongly keeping secret thousands of internal emails and other documents involving its merger with Progress Energy. Full story...
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Animal contact cited in E. coli cases at Cleveland County Fair

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State health officials say animal contact is a likely source of an E. coli outbreak linked to the Cleveland County Fair. A statement from the NC Department of Health and Human Services on Friday said 64 children and 42 adults have been affected by this outbreak. Full story...
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NC jobless rate down after previous month's uptick

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate decreased a fraction in September to 9.6 percent, dipping back after a similar rise the previous month. Full story...
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150,000 North Carolinians vote on 1st day

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video Officials say about 150,000 North Carolinians cast their ballots on the first day of early voting. Election officials say the number of ballots cast Thursday surpassed the first day of voting four years ago. Officials say about 117,000 people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in 2008. Full story...
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Divers to mark end of Queen Anne's expedition

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A formal ceremony is marking the end of an eight-week expedition to recover artifacts from the ship believed to have belonged to Blackbeard. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday in Beaufort. Full story...
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