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NC residents complain of higher electric rates

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Some residents are complaining about what they are paying for electricity from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Full story...
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East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser

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East Carolina University won't say why it fired the student newspaper's adviser, but is asking people to trust that it's not related to the paper's decision to print full-frontal photos of a streaker at a football game. Full story...
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ElectriCities CEO says selling shares could take repaying debt off backs of residents and businesses

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The head of a trade association managing an electric power agency serving eastern North Carolina says selling shares in power plants the agency owns is still being considered if it means getting rid of debt towns and cities must repay. Full story...
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Cops: No clear motive in Greensboro rampage

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Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes says an extensive investigation has been unable to determine a clear motive in a shooting rampage that left five children dead. Full story...
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State Auditor Beth Wood seeking re-election

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State Auditor Beth Wood says she will seek a second four-year term running North Carolina's government watchdog agency. Full story...
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Duke-Progress agree to new July merger deadline

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Progress Energy and Duke Energy have set July as their new deadline for completing their merger creating the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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NC panel: Sterilization victims should get $50K

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A task force is recommending that people who were sterilized against their will under an old North Carolina state program be paid $50,000 each in compensation. Full story...
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Opposition voiced against Charlotte protest rules

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Some opponents of protest-limiting ordinances in Charlotte got a police response for overstaying their turn at a microphone. Full story...
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NC judge delays Latin Kings gang rackets trial

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A federal judge is postponing a racketeering trial for six North Carolina gang members, including one who ran for Greensboro City Council. Full story...
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NC firefighters fired after stun gun incident

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A Rowan County fire department's chief and his assistant are out after investigators say they used a stun gun to repeatedly shock an 18-year-old junior firefighter at a Christmas party. Full story...
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Raleigh man to be sentenced on gun export charges

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A former U.S. Marine who smuggled dozens of pistols into the United Kingdom is scheduled to be sentenced in a federal court in Greenville. Full story...
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NC panel to recommend sterilization compensation

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A North Carolina committee is scheduled to recommend financial compensation for the hundreds of living victims of the state's eugenics-based sterilization program. Full story...
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NC man pleads guilty to crop fraud

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A Columbus County man has pleaded guilty to federal crop insurance fraud. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's attorney general is taking a stand against Duke Energy's proposed electricity rate increase. Full story...
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NC starts, is delayed in Race to Top school reform

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The US Education Department says North Carolina's progress on changing education in line with a $400 million federal grant is slowed by state education officials underestimating the time needed to get going. Full story...
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