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Jury selection begins in Eve Carson's murder trial

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Jury selection is now under way in the case of one of the men charged with killing Eve Carson. About 50 potential jurors were interviewed Tuesday morning in the case of Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr. Full story...
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Feds in Edwards case seek to bar expert testimony

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Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to bar two former commissioners from the Federal Election Commission from testifying as expert witnesses at the upcoming trial of former Democratic presidential contender John Edwards. Full story...
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NC approves deal to bring Chiquita from Ohio

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A North Carolina economic development panel has approved a $22 million incentives deal to bring the global headquarters of banana giant Chiquita Brands International from Cincinnati to Charlotte. Full story...
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Judge denies defense motion in UNC leader's death

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A judge has denied a defense motion to prohibit prosecutors from introducing evidence from the slaying of a Duke University graduate student in the trial of a man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago. Full story...
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NC mountains residents under flood threat

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Forecasters are warning residents in the North Carolina mountains that up to six inches of rain could fall on the area and lead to flooding. Full story...
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Thanksgiving argument deadly near Lumberton

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Robeson County sheriff's deputies say a Thanksgiving argument between roommates left one man dead and another in jail. Full story...
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Carney chosen to complete Forrester's Senate term

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The Mayor Pro-tem of Mooresville has been chosen to fill the term of the late Sen. Jim Forrester of Gaston County. Full story...
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NC senate panel votes to repeal death row law

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A Senate panel has voted to essentially repeal a landmark state law allowing death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical evidence showing racial bias. Full story...
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Police: Suspect in NC killings knew 1 victim

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Fayetteville police say a violent confrontation that left three people dead and two others wounded did not happen during a break-in. Full story...
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US judge blocks NC 'Choose Life' plates for now

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A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to North Carolina's plans to allow people to purchase anti-abortion license plates. Full story...
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Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

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Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts. Full story...
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Ex-NC high court justice Orr joins law firm

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A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and 2008 Republican candidate for governor is heading to a well-known law firm in the state after leaving a conservative-leaning legal group earlier this month. Full story...
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Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

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North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase. Full story...
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Cooper cautions NC residents on cyber shopping

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Cyber Monday, a day when online retailers offer deals to holiday shoppers, is becoming increasingly popular, but North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning that convenience doesn't come without risks. Full story...
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Trial set to begin in UNC student leader's death

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A man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago is scheduled to go on trial. Full story...
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