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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

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Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria. Full story...
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NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried

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A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Full story...
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NC NAACP convention focuses on voting rights

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The North Carolina NAACP's three-day annual convention will emphasize the need to vote in next month's election. The convention begins Thursday and ends Saturday. Full story...
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NC governor's candidates differ on tax changes

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North Carolina's major party candidates for governor have starkly different views on whether the state's economy is on the right track. That difference may explain why Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory diverged on the scope of changes needed for North Carolina's tax system during interviews with the Associated Press. Full story...
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Duke University has first home-grown Nobel winner

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Duke University's first home-grown Nobel Prize winner says nothing is better than sharing the honor with a former student. Full story...
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Currituck County wants to limit horse visits

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Officials in Currituck County are considering reducing the number of trips allowed to watch the wild horses on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full story...
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Jill Biden to campaign in NC on Saturday

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The wife of Vice President Joe Biden will visit North Carolina this weekend. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday evening that Jill Biden will attend campaign events for the Democratic ticket geared toward women on Saturday. Full story...
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Students create T-shirts to save iconic bird

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University of North Carolina student Andrew Bauer says he had to act fast when he heard that Big Bird's job was in jeopardy. During last week's presidential debate, Republican candidate Mitt Romney said he would cut funding to PBS, which would essentially fire Big Bird. So Bauer decided to take action to save the Sesame Street character. His first step was snapping up the domain name: FireBigBird.com. Full story...
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Race for NC lieutenant governor has clear choice

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North Carolina's election for lieutenant governor is a contest between two first-time candidates for statewide election with very different backgrounds and outlooks. Full story...
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House speaker, 2 senators working in NC for Romney

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Republican congressional heavyweights are coming to North Carolina this week to campaign for Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign said Monday that Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will attend veteran-themed events Tuesday in Cary and Fayetteville. Graham will hold a similar event Tuesday evening in Wilmington. Full story...
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