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NC Medicaid contract scrutinized by auditors

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State auditors are questioning how a contract to overhaul and operate the claims processing system for North Carolina's Medicaid program became bogged down with cost overruns and a nearly two-year delay. Full story...
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North Carolina DOT holds public hearings on ports

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The state Department of Transportation is holding three public meetings this week about what role ports should play in North Carolina's economy. Full story...
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NC billboards to express support for immigrants

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A Raleigh-based nonprofit is unveiling a statewide billboard campaign in support of immigrants. Full story...
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Henderson sheriff won't talk about private life

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The attorney for Henderson County Sheriff Rick Davis says his client won't talk about his private life or discuss possible legal settlements involving employees. Full story...
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Fort Bragg losing about 430 civilian positions

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Fort Bragg is losing about 430 civilian positions because of federal budget cuts. Full story...
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Lowe's stands by decision to pull ads

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Lowe's is planning to stick by its decision to yank its ads from a reality TV show about American Muslims despite the growing opposition the home improvement chain is facing over the move. Full story...
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Victims' relatives differ on death row bill

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Family members of murder victims are meeting with North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in hopes of persuading her to make a decision on a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Perdue fundraiser to admit campaign finance violation

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A former top fundraiser for Gov. Bev Perdue is expected to appear in court Wednesday to plead guilty to a charge related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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Greenville forms youth crimes and gangs task force

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Greenville's police chief has formed a youth crimes and gangs task force as one response to recent violence involving East Carolina University students at apartment complexes. Full story...
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NC murder victims' relatives want Perdue veto

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Several relatives of people who were murdered hope to persuade North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue to veto a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases. Full story...
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Feds mark NC vaccine plant ready for flu outbreak

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A North Carolina vaccine plant is ready to gear up to fight a flu pandemic should one strike the United States. Full story...
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Man shot to death at Charlotte biker club meeting

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Police say a man has been shot to death at a motorcycle club meeting in Charlotte. Full story...
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Members of Durham churches offer DNA samples

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Members of a several churches in Durham have offered DNA samples in case they could become be bone marrow or stem cell donors. Full story...
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Fedora introduced as football coach at UNC

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Larry Fedora says he's excited to help North Carolina's football program move forward. Fedora was introduced as the Tar Heels' coach Friday, a few hours after the terms of his seven-year contract were approved by the school's board of trustees. Full story...
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SBI agent testifies that colleague botched tests

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Two State Bureau of Investigation agents who retested evidence from a 1993 murder trial found results that raise questions about whether a former colleague fabricated results that led to an innocent man spending 17 years in prison. Full story...
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