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N.C.

NC legislator remains critical after wreck

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State Rep. Larry Womble remains in critical but stable condition at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center following a head-on collision in Winston-Salem near his home that killed another driver. Full story...
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3 jurors needed in UNC student death trial

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Opening arguments are expected to begin this week in the trial of a man charged in the death of the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago. Full story...
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State holds 2 public forums about future of NC 12

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The state Transportation Department is holding two public workshops this week to discuss options for N.C. 12 on Hatteras Island, which was damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Graham regaining strength at NC hospital

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The Rev. Billy Graham's recovery from pneumonia is looking better after a restful night in a North Carolina hospital. Full story...
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NC Zoo increasingly adding plants to its mission

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The North Carolina Zoo is expanding its efforts to protect endangered and unusual plant life as well as animals. Full story...
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NC tests probe whether gas fracking pollutes water

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North Carolina will be a testing case to help determine whether a natural gas drilling method called fracking contaminates drinking water supplies. Full story...
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Protesters interrupt speech by Wells Fargo CEO

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Protesters in North Carolina disrupted a speech by the head of one of America's biggest banks, and at least a dozen were escorted from the talk. Full story...
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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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NC students headed for school year 5 days longer

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The academic year for North Carolina's public school students is set to get five days longer next year. Members of the state Board of Education said Wednesday a new state law taking away teacher training time and replacing it with five more classroom days should take effect with the new school year in August. Full story...
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Preacher Billy Graham admitted to NC hospital

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A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the famous evangelist has been taken to a hospital near his home in North Carolina for treatment of his lungs. Full story...
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NC food distribution center will create 35 jobs

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The Save-A-Lot company will open a new food distribution center in Lexington that will create at least 35 new jobs and supply the company's stores within a 150-mile radius. Full story...
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No charges against NC teacher in assault case

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Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Clay County teacher who tied a student to a chair and taped the child's mouth shut. Full story...
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NC private university lowers tuition to compete

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A small private college in Raleigh is lowering student tuition next year to attract students from middle-class families. Full story...
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NC revenue collections ahead of projections

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North Carolina's revenue collections are still ahead of projections set when legislators drew up the state government budget this year. Full story...
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Perdue's campaign: She's still running in 2012

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Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign staff has dismissed a comment by a North Carolina state House member who predicted she won't run for re-election next year. Full story...
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