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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend. Full story...
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NC Elections Board dismisses McCrory complaint

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously dismissed a complaint against the 2008 gubernatorial campaign of Republican Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Raleigh fire captain dies in wreck; daughter hurt

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Officials say a Raleigh fire captain is dead after a traffic accident in which his daughter was seriously injured. Full story...
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Dip in NC gasoline prices may spark holiday travel

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A sharp drop in gasoline prices since spring may be the spark North Carolina motorists need to travel during the Christmas holiday. Full story...
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Fayetteville police expect crowd for bike giveaway

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An annual Christmas tradition in Fayetteville has police concerned because of the number of people expected to show up. Full story...
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NC woman could lose car for speeding

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A Fayetteville woman has become one of the first in North Carolina to be prosecuted under a law that allows police to seize the vehicles of those who run from officers. Full story...
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NC woman, 85, shoots husband; claimed mistreatment

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An 85-year-old North Carolina woman has been charged with killing her husband a day after complaining to authorities the man was abusing her emotionally. Full story...
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NC gasoline tax to rise almost 4 cents in January to record 39 cents

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As expected, North Carolina's gasoline tax is going up by almost 4 cents a gallon starting with the new year. Full story...
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Brothers sentenced for roles in NC terror plot

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Two brothers have been sentenced to federal prison time for helping their father plan to carry out terrorist attacks against US military and other targets. Full story...
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Jury convicts Lovette of Carson murder

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An Orange County jury has found Laurence Lovette guilty of murdering University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson in 2008. Full story...
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NC local prosecutor resigns from panel over veto

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A North Carolina district attorney has resigned from fellow Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's crime policy panel because she vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law focused on capital punishment and racial bias. Full story...
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NC jobless rate dips to 10 percent in 6-month low

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has dipped to 10 percent, the lowest since June, as the private sector added roughly 4,600 jobs. Full story...
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Brothers in alleged NC terror ring face sentencing

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Two North Carolina men are about to learn their sentences after pleading guilty to their roles in a home-grown terror cell that prosecutors say plotted attacks under their father's leadership. Full story...
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NC governor to call Legislature back Jan. 4

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Gov. Beverly Perdue will tell the North Carolina Legislature to return to Raleigh early next month to consider her veto of a bill to do away with a 2009 law that addressed racial bias in the death penalty. Full story...
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Duke U disagrees with NC medical board

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Duke University is defending its investigation of a cancer researcher who resigned after questions were raised about his work. Full story...
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