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Flood insurance issues cause NC officials to write

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Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so claims can be paid quickly. Full story...
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NC has slow reading, math gains on US average

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North Carolina students are right about average on math and reading test results. The report released Tuesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show the state's schools are making slow progress on improving test scores compared to other states. Full story...
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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history

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North Carolina's infant mortality rate fell to a historic low last year, thanks in part to a huge reduction in child deaths among black residents. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want new hearing on merger

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy have asked federal regulators to take another look at their merger proposal. Full story...
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NC officials say E. coli victims all visited fair

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State health officials say the North Carolina State Fair is the focus of the investigation of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least nine people sick. Full story...
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Group plans to spotlight NC farmworker deaths

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An advocacy group is using the traditional Mexican holiday known as the Day of the Dead to bring attention to the deaths of migrant farmworkers in North Carolina. Full story...
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Colin Firth to shoot part of movie near Burlington

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Actor Colin Firth will shoot part of his new movie, "Arthur Newman, Golf Pro," in Alamance County later this month. Full story...
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Man nabbed for breaking into car as cops watched

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A man who had his eyes on some cars in a Fayetteville parking lot missed the two he should've seen -- the two from the Fayetteville Police Department. Full story...
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NC Sen. Jim Forrester dies at 74

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A North Carolina state senator who led the effort to secure next year's statewide referendum on whether to prohibit gay marriage has died. He was 74. Full story...
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Hearing scheduled in John Edwards sex tape case

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An Orange County judge has scheduled a hearing to review the civil case involving former Sen. John Edwards and a sex tape purportedly involving him. Full story...
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NC group presses for black judicial nominees

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North Carolina's largest civil rights organization is calling on the state's two U.S. senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench. Full story...
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Charlotte man stabbed to death in dispute

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A Charlotte man has been stabbed to death in what police say was a domestic dispute. Full story...
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NC House leader pressing for eugenics payments

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A top leader at the North Carolina General Assembly wants to form a committee to help figure out how to pay victims of a state program that forced thousands of people to undergo sterilizations. Full story...
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Group donates nearly 2K backpacks to needy NC kids

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The charity Feed the Children is loading up nearly 2,000 backpacks for some of North Carolina's neediest kids. Full story...
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Judge may take up motion in Edwards sex tape case

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A federal judge in Greensboro may make a decision involving a contempt of court accusation in the case involving a purported sex tape depicting John Edwards. Full story...
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