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N.C.

Perdue talking up outcome on rules review

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says hundreds of state government administrative rules have been repealed and fewer have been issued in the year since she began an effort to clean up regulations deemed unnecessary or lacking common sense. Full story...
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NC sheriff's deputy, suspect wounded in shooting

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A Wake County sheriff's deputy and a suspect in a domestic call have been wounded in an apparent shootout. Full story...
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NC Museum of History opens Girl Scout exhibit

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A new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA -- complete with an older recipe for its famous cookies. Full story...
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Man, woman found dead in Buncombe County

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A man and woman have been found dead in a home in Buncombe County. Full story...
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Gastonia to try goats to fight kudzu

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Everyone in the South knows it's not easy to get rid of creeping Kudzu vines. Full story...
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Pre-K program spending unlikely to change soon

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A top North Carolina legislative budget-writer says there are no immediate plans to address preschool spending for at-risk 4-year-olds because litigation on the state's program is running through the courts. Full story...
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Storm kills 2 in Davidson County

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Two people have been killed and at least 10 others injured after severe weather ripped through southern portions of Davidson County. Full story...
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System issue, bird strike affect Charlotte airport

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Concerns over an instrument landing system and a bird strike on a departing flight have impacted operations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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NC AG wants more restrictions on Four Loko

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says a proposed federal settlement with makers of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko is a start, but he wants to see more restrictions put on the sale of the drink. Full story...
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NC lawmakers trade accusations again over layoffs

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State government data on how many laid-off public workers in North Carolina are getting severance are raising questions about how many people no longer have jobs under the budget pushed through by Republicans lawmakers. Full story...
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NC prosecutors want Racial Justice Act struck down

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North Carolina's prosecutors are almost unanimous in calling on legislators to repeal a law that allows defendants on death row to appeal their sentences by showing evidence of racial bias. Full story...
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Judge sets start of John Edwards trial for Jan. 30

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A federal judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin Jan. 30, a week earlier than the date prosecutors and defense lawyers had sought. Full story...
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UNC-CH students to protest tuition increase plan

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Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they'll march in protest of a proposed 40 percent tuition increase. Full story...
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Brooks elected chairman of Lumbee Tribe

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A member of the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs has been elected chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Full story...
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Ceremony planned for playground in honor of Zahra

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Leaders in Hickory will break ground on a playground being built in memory of the disabled girl whose stepmother pleaded guilty to killing her. Full story...
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