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Bill affecting public school teachers still being debated in House

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House Democrats trying to preserve Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that affects a North Carolina teachers' group say Republicans are unfairly targeting public school teachers who have challenged the GOP on legislation. Full story...
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NC Legislature completes Senate redistricting maps

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The North Carolina Legislature has finalized new maps for the state Senate for the next decade, while the House maps are just one vote away from final passage. Full story...
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Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising

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Perdue's campaign on Wednesday released a fundraising summary through June 30 showing she raised about $320,000 more than Republican Pat McCrory did during the same period. The former Charlotte mayor is very interested in a rematch with Perdue, who beat him in a close general election race in 200 Full story...
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Former college basketball star faces drug charges

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A former college basketball star has been arrested and accused of operating a sophisticated marijuana growing operation from his North Carolina home. Full story...
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After months of layoff warnings Charlotte teaching staff to rise by nearly 500

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hire nearly 500 more school staff members this fall after warning for months that the system was headed toward layoffs. Full story...
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Durham appeals ruling on lacrosse-player lawsuits

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Attorneys for the city of Durham have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower-court ruling allowing former Duke lacrosse players to seek damages from the city. Full story...
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Bessemer City pair charged in death by infection

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A mother and her boyfriend face involuntary manslaughter charges after the death of a 2-year-old Bessemer City girl from an untreated infection. Full story...
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2 arrested after Lincolnton officer dragged

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A man and woman have been arrested after a Lincolnton police officer was dragged by a pickup truck. Full story...
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Police say man robbing Raleigh poker game killed

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A man has been shot and killed in Raleigh after police say he and another masked intruder entered a home during a poker game and tried to rob the players. Full story...
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Durham man holds woman and 9 children hostage

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A Durham man has been arrested after a standoff in which nine children were briefly held as hostages. Full story...
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Lawmakers could vote on proposed changes to NC constitution

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The General Assembly could take up proposed changes to the North Carolina constitution before they leave town this week. Full story...
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Rockers, cops subject of federal gun probe

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A federal investigation is under way after pictures surfaced of rock stars with firearms in Rowan County. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has learned a former Rowan County police officer works with musicians like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Bret Michaels. WSOC received photos of the musicians at the Rowan County Peace Officers Association, where they were brought to fire guns. Full story...
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Judge OKs mountain school district's early start

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A state judge won't stop a North Carolina school district from starting classes next week despite a state law requiring a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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Mother, daughter get big lottery jackpot 3 times

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A mother and daughter in the Carolinas have three big lottery wins in the last 20 years between them. Full story...
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Raleigh couple headed for hearing in death of mom

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A couple accused in the death of a Kinston woman are scheduled for their first appearance before a judge. Full story...
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