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Refugees charter Baptist church in New Bern

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Refugees from Myanmar have founded a new Baptist Church in New Bern and hope to have a building in which to worship within two years. Full story...
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Chicago Marathon runner from North Carolina dead

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Authorities say a 35-year-old male runner who collapsed during the Chicago Marathon is dead. Race medical director Dr. George Chiampas says the North Carolina man collapsed about 500 yards from the finish line. He says medical personnel were able to get his heart beating again but he died 1 hour, 45 minutes after he was attended to at the race. Full story...
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Voting gets underway as absentee ballots hit the mail

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While Election Day may still be a few weeks off, voting is about to get underway in North Carolina's municipal elections. Full story...
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Judge could send Edwards aide to jail for contempt

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A judge will decide whether to jail a former John Edwards aide for criminal contempt in the legal fight over ownership of a purported sex tape recorded by the mistress of the 2008 presidential candidate. Full story...
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Congressman says feds happened upon American al-Qaida member

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A New York congressman says federal authorities became aware of an al-Qaida propagandist killed last week in Yemen when he contacted other suspected terrorists on Long Island in recent years. Full story...
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5 men jailed for poaching Blue Ridge ginseng roots

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Five men have been sentenced in federal court to jail terms for poaching endangered ginseng roots along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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Police: NC man was texting before he died in wreck

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Police say an Asheville man was texting on his cell phone immediately before causing an accident that killed him and injured two people in another car. Full story...
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NC manufacturer assistance effort marks 1 year

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A partnership designed to boost North Carolina's manufacturing economy is taking stock of its first year and tallying up successes. Full story...
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Ft. Bragg soldier charged in shooting death

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FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) -- A Fort Bragg soldier has turned himself in to authorities to face charges in the shooting death of a retired sergeant major in Fayetteville last month. Full story...
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Teen charged with murdering parents ordered to stay in custody

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A judge has ordered a 15-year-old Charlotte boy charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and stepmother remain in custody. Full story...
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NC says Irene already has cost the state $29M

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Gov. Bev Perdue's point man on Hurricane Irene recovery in North Carolina says the administration will soon formally ask the Legislature for additional money for the cleanup. Full story...
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Family of al-Qaida propagandist issues statement

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The Charlotte family of the al-Qaida propagandist killed last week in a US airstrike in Yemen says the 25-year-old was a law-abiding US citizen who was assassinated by the American government. Full story...
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NC fashion firm has first 'made in USA' delivery

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A North Carolina clothing company that wants to help revitalize the state's textiles industry has its first fully made-in-America delivery ready to go. Full story...
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Incentives considered to bring HondaJet to NC

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Guilford County commissioners are considering whether to ask state legislators to contribute $250,000 for incentives to convince company officials to bring a HondaJet business to Piedmont Triad International Airport. Full story...
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UNC system president formally takes office

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The president of the University of North Carolina system will highlight his goals for the 17 campuses when he formally takes office. Full story...
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