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NC Democrats begin tour to talk economy, jobs

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Democrats in the North Carolina Legislature have started a weeklong statewide tour to focus on what they call the negative effects of the state budget by listening to those affected by the plan pushed through by Republicans. Full story...
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DMV hopes to open 2nd agency in Greensboro

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is looking for a contractor to operate a license plate agency in Greensboro, where one was closed over allegations of criminal activity. Full story...
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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless. Full story...
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Ex-Duke stars Laettner, Davis face possible jail time

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Former Duke University basketball stars Christian Laettner and Brian Davis are scheduled to be in court facing possible jail time. Full story...
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NC museum hosts contest to concoct best bug buffet

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Which wine goes best with mealworms and crickets? The annual contest at a North Carolina museum may help answer the question. Full story...
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Former pro wrestler arrested again for driving while impaired

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Former professional wrestler Matt Hardy is facing a driving while impaired charge for the second time in less than a month. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmom gets up to 18 years in girl's murder

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A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for the murder of her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter. Full story...
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After marriage question, NC Legislature goes home

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The North Carolina General Assembly has left Raleigh following a three-day session in which lawmakers agreed to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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NC judge dismisses charge in SBI case

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A North Carolina Superior Court judge has dismissed a contempt charge against a former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Elon University criticizes racists slurs

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Elon University says it is working to raise awareness of racial issues after remarks were made to two students in the past week. Full story...
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NC 71-year-old offers water, beaten with own cane

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North Carolina police say a 71-year-old woman was robbed and beaten with her own cane after getting a glass of water for a stranger at her door. Full story...
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Newspaper: Charlotte luring Chiquita to move HQ

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Officials in North Carolina's largest city are offering millions of dollars if banana giant Chiquita Brands International relocates its headquarters from Ohio. Full story...
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Bill to cap legislative terms may have to wait until November

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The North Carolina General Assembly is cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time served by legislative leaders may have to wait. Full story...
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Gay marriage ban will be on May ballot in NC

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North Carolina voters will get to vote next May on a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in the state. Full story...
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