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N.C.

Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

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North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase. Full story...
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Cooper cautions NC residents on cyber shopping

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Cyber Monday, a day when online retailers offer deals to holiday shoppers, is becoming increasingly popular, but North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning that convenience doesn't come without risks. Full story...
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Trial set to begin in UNC student leader's death

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A man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago is scheduled to go on trial. Full story...
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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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Raleigh's neighbors consider panhandler rules

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Communities around Raleigh are considering rules to deal with panhandlers driven from the capital city's downtown by a crackdown. Full story...
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Shots fired at Fayetteville mall on Black Friday

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Authorities are looking for two suspects after gunfire erupted at a mall in Fayetteville early Friday morning. Full story...
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UNC Exhibit looks at textbooks role in history

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A new exhibit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill looks at the role textbooks have played in state history. Full story...
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Shooting rampage death toll rises to 6

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6 people have now died after a shooting rampage in Greensboro five days ago. Full story...
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Fifth person dies from Greensboro murder-suicide

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The 15-year old girl shot by her boyfriend's mother in North Carolina has died, raising the death toll from a weekend shooting rampage to five. Full story...
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Organizing on NC gay marriage referendum takes off

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The vote on a proposed constitutional amendment that would add a ban on gay marriage to North Carolina's constitution is more than five months away, but efforts for or against it are slowly gearing up behind the scenes. Full story...
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Lexington businesses to host Thanksgiving dinners

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More than a dozen Lexington business owners are joining together to provide a Thanksgiving lunch to residents of Davidson County who were affected by last week's tornado. Full story...
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Gastonia Thanksgiving tradition expects thousands

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Warm weather and clear skies may help a Gastonia tradition attract a record number for Thanksgiving. Full story...
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NC woman accused of pawning mother's jewelry

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Lincoln County authorities are accusing a woman of stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her mother and pawning it. Full story...
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Burlington company faces fines for worker deaths

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The North Carolina Labor Department has fined a Burlington construction company for safety and health violations in the deaths of two workers in Durham. Full story...
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Duke Energy agrees to 7.2% rate increase

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Duke Energy has agreed to a 7.2 percent rate increase for its customers in North Carolina, cutting its initial proposal in half. Full story...
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