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3 killed in apparent home invasion in Thomasville

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Authorities are investigating what appears to be a home invasion that resulted in the shooting deaths of three people in Thomasville. Full story...
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UNC system students could see big tuition increase

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The UNC Board of Governors is concerned years of budget cuts now threaten the mission of the state's public university system to provide students an affordable high-quality education. Full story...
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Perdue releases new NC college credit program

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Gov. Bev Perdue and state education officials say consolidating and refining several college credit programs for North Carolina's high school students will make young people more prepared than ever to get a job and get trained and cost them less money. Full story...
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Hearing on 'Fatal Vision' case evidence postponed

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A hearing for the former Army surgeon convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters at Fort Bragg more than 40 years ago has been postponed until next year. Full story...
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Animal building ID'd as source of State Fair E. coli cases

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Health and agriculture officials say a building that houses sheep, goats and pigs at the North Carolina State Fair is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people. Full story...
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Campbell University on lockdown amid standoff on campus

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Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus. Full story...
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NC Baptists elect Charlotte pastor as president

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A senior pastor at a Charlotte church is the new president of the N.C. Baptist State Convention, whose delegates also have endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC schools will punish parents for kids' truancy

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Halifax County parents who don't make an effort to get their kids to school could find themselves behind bars. Full story...
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NC DOT testing new signs on Greensboro interstates

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The state Transportation Department is testing eight electronic signs on interstates in Greensboro to make sure they work correctly. Full story...
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Judge OKs $410M settlement in Bank of America overdraft fee case

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A federal judge in Miami has approved a $410 million settlement in a lawsuit claiming Bank of America charged excessive overdraft fees. Full story...
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Police: NC gas station worker shoots boss, self

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A gas station worker is dead after shooting the boss who fired him and then turning the gun on himself. Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign nets hundreds of DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 758 motorists for driving while impaired during the "Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31. Brunswick County led the way in our five-county area with 38 DWI arrests. New Hanover was second regionally with 18. Full story...
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NC sales tax holiday on appliances starts Friday

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North Carolina consumers who buy energy-saving appliances this weekend won't have to pay sales tax. Full story...
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Man struck, killed by train in Fayetteville

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A man has been killed after he was struck by an Amtrak train in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Lexington man surrenders in hit and run death

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A 20-year-old man has surrendered to authorities in a hit-and-run death of a disabled man on a bicycle. Full story...
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