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N.C.

NC jobless rate down after previous month's uptick

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate decreased a fraction in September to 9.6 percent, dipping back after a similar rise the previous month. Full story...
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150,000 North Carolinians vote on 1st day

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video Officials say about 150,000 North Carolinians cast their ballots on the first day of early voting. Election officials say the number of ballots cast Thursday surpassed the first day of voting four years ago. Officials say about 117,000 people cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in 2008. Full story...
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Divers to mark end of Queen Anne's expedition

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A formal ceremony is marking the end of an eight-week expedition to recover artifacts from the ship believed to have belonged to Blackbeard. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday in Beaufort. Full story...
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Romney campaign shifting NC resources elsewhere

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President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's team is making a mistake shifting money and workers out of North Carolina, where the two candidates have been competing hard for months. Full story...
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Florida couple commit $10M to Duke athletics

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A Florida doctor and his wife have committed the largest gift in Duke University history to the school's athletics department. Full story...
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Romney campaign shifting NC resources elsewhere

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President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's team is making a mistake shifting money and workers out of North Carolina, where the two candidates have been competing hard for months. Full story...
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Authorities search for 2 missing NC teenagers

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Authorities are searching for two missing Catawba County high school students who left home for a party last weekend and haven't been heard from since. Full story...
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Deadline for public comments on insurance hike Friday

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videoIf you want to have your say about a proposed hike in homeowners insurance that could cost residents in coastal counties up to 30 percent more, you're running out of time. The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is tomorrow. Full story...
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Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC

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The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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