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N.C.

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 Bev Perdue's crime policy panel because she vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law focused on capital punishment and racial bias.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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2 NC high school wrestlers face hazing suspension

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Two high school wrestlers in North Carolina have been suspended after they were accused of hazing. Full story...
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Cops: Charlotte woman slain, suspect kills self

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Investigators say they found a body inside a burning home in Charlotte, and they think the suspect in the killing committed suicide in a shed nearby. Full story...
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Respiratory infection keeps Coble in hospital

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Doctors say U.S. Rep. Howard Coble needs to stay in a Washington hospital for several more days as he recovers from an upper respiratory infection. Full story...
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Henderson County sets deadline for absent sheriff

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Henderson County commissioners have told the county sheriff he has until the end of the work week to either return to his job or request a formal leave of absence to deal with his mental health condition. Full story...
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Closings set in student body president's death

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The trial for a man charged with killing a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president is coming to an end. Full story...
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NC officer shoots man who flees traffic stop

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North Carolina investigators are looking into why a Hickory police officer critically wounded a man fleeing an attempted traffic stop. Full story...
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Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits heard in court

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Lawyers for both sides on a pair of North Carolina election district lawsuits differ on the disruption and uncertainty to the public if the cases are fast-tracked to trial. Full story...
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