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NC lawmakers trade accusations again over layoffs

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State government data on how many laid-off public workers in North Carolina are getting severance are raising questions about how many people no longer have jobs under the budget pushed through by Republicans lawmakers. Full story...
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NC prosecutors want Racial Justice Act struck down

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North Carolina's prosecutors are almost unanimous in calling on legislators to repeal a law that allows defendants on death row to appeal their sentences by showing evidence of racial bias. Full story...
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Judge sets start of John Edwards trial for Jan. 30

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A federal judge has set the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards to begin Jan. 30, a week earlier than the date prosecutors and defense lawyers had sought. Full story...
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UNC-CH students to protest tuition increase plan

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Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say they'll march in protest of a proposed 40 percent tuition increase. Full story...
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Brooks elected chairman of Lumbee Tribe

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A member of the North Carolina Commission on Indian Affairs has been elected chairman of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Full story...
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Ceremony planned for playground in honor of Zahra

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Leaders in Hickory will break ground on a playground being built in memory of the disabled girl whose stepmother pleaded guilty to killing her. Full story...
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Hertford police chief fired over Facebook link

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Hertford's town manager says the police chief has been fired because he linked a news report about a town's council candidate's arrest to the police department's Facebook page. Full story...
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Deal gives BofA rights to Charlotte airport ATMs

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A deal to give Bank of America exclusive rights to all automated teller machines at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is expected to provide the airport with $1.6 million in annual revenue, more than twice what it now makes. Full story...
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NC leaders concerned about slow progress in expanding gambling at Indian casino

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North Carolina's top legislative leaders say they're concerned about what they call the slow pace of negotiations to let the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expand gambling at its casino, but are ready to consider needed changes to state law when there's a deal. Full story...
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Surveys about Camp Lejeune water still sought

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The federal agency leading the health survey about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is using YouTube to reach out to service members and civilians who worked at the base and their families. Full story...
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Space being added at Salisbury National Cemetery

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Construction at the Salisbury National Cemetery will allow more veterans and their families to be buried there. Full story...
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Summit will look at western NC economy

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About 300 entrepreneurs, investors, economic developers, elected officials and others are expected to attend a summit about the best way for government leaders to work with businesses to improve the western North Carolina economy. Full story...
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Greensboro hosting equal opportunity conference

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More than 300 equal opportunity professionals from across the country are in Greensboro this week for a conference. Full story...
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NC Racial Justice Act hearing delayed to January

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A hearing for a Fayetteville man trying to get off death row on the grounds of racial bias has been postponed until January. Full story...
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NC girl, father killed in possible murder-suicide

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A 6-year-old girl and her father have been killed in what Winston-Salem police are investigating as a murder-suicide. Full story...
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