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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case

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Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice. Full story...
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No. 2 NC House leader wants No. 2 exec branch job

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The No. 2 leader in the North Carolina House wants to run for the No. 2 job in the executive branch. Full story...
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Vote could scrap rail service plan near Charlotte

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Iredell County's Commission could derail a plan to bring commuter and freight service along 25 miles of railroad between Mount Mourne and Charlotte. Full story...
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Bank hostage sues police over treatment

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One of the hostages who survived a standoff at a Cary bank is suing the town's police department, saying they mistreated him after he was released by the would-be robber. Full story...
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NC woman shoots and kills son after fight

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Police in Long View are investigating the shooting of a 21-year-old man by his mother. Full story...
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NC police see progress in resuming investigations

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A once-troubled Cumberland County police department is investigating violent crimes for the first time since 2007, and the chief says he's happy with their progress. Full story...
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Outer Banks center seeks Civil War memorabilia

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The Outer Banks History Center is seeking letters, diaries, photographs and artifacts of from the Civil War for an exhibit that's part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the war. Full story...
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'Miracle on Hudson' passengers reunite in NC

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The communications headsets that belonged to the captain of the Charlotte-bound "Miracle on the Hudson" and the air traffic controller who tried to help will be part of the Carolinas Aviation Museum. Full story...
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NC historical marker to honor freed black man

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A historical marker will be dedicated for a freed black man who became a successful farmer, carpenter, mechanic and legislator in the Civil War era. Full story...
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MLK event benefits NC museum for 1st black Marines

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Proceeds from a luncheon in Jacksonville celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. will benefit a museum that honors the first black Marines. Full story...
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Man who smuggled gun into NC jail not injured

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Authorities wanted medical officials to evaluate Canton for possible injuries to his rectum, where deputies think he concealed the unloaded .38-caliber, six-barrel revolver. Full story...
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Thousands look on as eagles hatch at NC lake

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Thousands of people watched two eagles hatch in a nest near the top of a tree at Jordan Lake. Full story...
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Perdue seeking loans for NC tornado victims

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week's tornadoes. Full story...
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NC parks tie record for number of visits

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State officials say visitation to North Carolina's state parks and recreation areas tied a record level last year, with more than 14 million visits. Full story...
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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

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A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Full story...
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