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N.C.

Report: NC retirement plan is sound, isn't cushy

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The Legislature's watchdog agency says North Carolina's pension plan for teachers and state employees is well funded and is not considered lavish when compared with similar retirement systems in other states. Full story...
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Man's body found in North Carolina school bus

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Police are investigating the discovery of a man's body inside a High Point school bus. Full story...
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NC teen tells 911 he shot father, stepmother

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Police say a 15-year-old is in custody in connection with the fatal shooting of his father and stepmother in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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Judge's decision on NC bypass expected this week

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A federal judge's ruling is expected soon on a $720 million bypass around the Charlotte area for one of the few North Carolina roads that stretches from the mountains to the sea. Full story...
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Elon to hold services for Jewish high holy days

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Elon University will observe the Jewish High Holy Days with services for the first time. Full story...
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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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Ten North Carolina churches are among 300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up here. Full story...
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Greensboro sets up women-only homeless shelter

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A network of winter shelters for the homeless in Greensboro will expand this year to include the downtown YWCA building as a women-only site. Full story...
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Thorp, UNC trustee: school committed to football

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North Carolina chancellor Holden Thorp and board of trustees chairman Wade Hargrove say they're committed to having a nationally competitive football program despite the NCAA investigation of the past year. Full story...
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State starts waiting list for Irene appliance replacement funds

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Within a few days, North Carolina families and small businesses have reserved all money available in a program to replace appliances damaged by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

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Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. Full story...
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BB gun fired at Charlotte school bus, one injured

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Police in Charlotte say someone fired a BB gun at a school bus, injuring one passenger as it carried students home from an elementary school. Full story...
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NC treasurer hits fairs to return unclaimed cash

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Nearly $400 million lost in the electronic equivalent of the sofa cushions is waiting for its rightful owners in North Carolina to claim it. Full story...
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NC says wine industry grew 58 percent in 4 years

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A study finds North Carolina's once-fledgling wine industry, grape growers and related businesses are directly responsible for employing about 3,800 and those workers generate another 3,700 jobs. Full story...
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Leaf peepin' season underway in the NC mountains

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As summer winds down and the cool air starts coming in, there are few places as beautiful as the North Carolina mountains. As the leaves turn from green to brown and many other colors along the way, it's a vacation spot for many during the fall season. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors have begun introducing their case against three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks. Full story...
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