Former Perdue fundraiser pleads guilty
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 11:25am.

A former aide to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge related to secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign.

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NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 9:52am.

North Carolina's unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless. The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month.

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NC firefighter charged with setting 6 fires
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 09/21/2012 - 9:22am.

A Robeson County firefighter has been arrested and charged with setting six fires over a two-year period.

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Federal judge delays LaRoque trial until February
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:40pm.

The trial of a former North Carolina state legislator accused of theft and money laundering has been delayed until February.

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NC agency clears Alcoa's PCB plan, fed OK needed
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:37pm.

North Carolina regulators are approving a plan by Alcoa Inc. to cover a lake bottom to prevent a health-harming contaminant near its closed aluminum smelter from moving.

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US judge upholds closure of NC off-road rec area
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 10:35pm.

A federal judge has upheld a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to close the Upper Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Recreation Area in the Nantahala National Forest due to erosion and environmental damage.

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NC chief charged with hitting 2 suspects with car
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:36pm.

The police chief in Kernersville has been charged after his patrol car hit two handcuffed suspects sitting beside a road earlier this year.

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UNC-Chapel Hill board meets in closed session
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:31pm.

The board of trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is meeting in closed-door session to discuss a personnel issue, and among those participating is Holden Thorp, who's announced his resignation.

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NC woman reported missing killed on Interstate 85
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 9:28pm.

Authorities in Charlotte say a 76-year-old woman who had been reported missing was struck and killed by a truck while walking in southbound Interstate 85.

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Duke system begins 24-hour flu vaccination blitz
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/19/2012 - 8:00am.

Duke University Health System hopes to vaccinate 10,000 of its workers against the flu in a 24-hour blitz that also will include staff at other area hospitals, clinics and health departments.

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