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AAA: NC, SC holiday travel to rise despite Irene

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More people in North Carolina and South Carolina are expected to travel this Labor Day weekend compared to last year despite the impacts of Hurricane Irene on the coast. Full story...
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Irene power outages in NC drop below 34,000

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The power continues to come on across eastern North Carolina, with the outages caused by Hurricane Irene now below 34,000 from a peak of around 600,000 after the storm hit last weekend. Full story...
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Charlotte shows DNC where to find goods, services

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Charlotte businesses eager to sell products and services when the Democratic National Convention arrives next year are getting a boost with a one-stop shopping guide. Full story...
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NC Gov requests 2 counties added to disaster list

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has asked that federal officials add two more counties to the disaster declaration request for individual assistance to help those recovering from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Storm victims can apply for disaster assistance in seven NC counties

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Survivors of Hurricane Irene in seven North Carolina counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance. Full story...
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Gunman blasts car on NC interstate, robs occupants

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Police are looking for a gunman who blasted a car on Interstate 95 with a shotgun and then robbed the occupants when the vehicle stopped. Full story...
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AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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School board may OK quick NC charter schools jump

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North Carolina is setting up a fast-track system to allow new charter schools to open in time for classrooms to open a year from now. Full story...
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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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House GOP leaders press NC gay marriage amendment

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House say it's time for lawmakers to let the people decide whether to place a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Full story...
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AT&T adding cell phone capacity around NC colleges

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The company announced Tuesday that it added broadband capacity for the campuses of Duke University, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Full story...
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Obama cabinet secretaries slated to visit NC

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Two officials from the Obama administration are traveling to North Carolina to get a first-hand look at damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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US marshals raid NC food business after FDA check

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US marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese, Mexican and Indian food to restaurants after inspectors found problems with pests. Full story...
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Trial over ownership of Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has agreed to delay the civil trial over who owns a purported sex tape of John Edwards because of the former presidential candidate's pending criminal case. Full story...
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Fayetteville police remove Tasers for safety check

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The Fayetteville Police Department is taking a brand of stun guns off the streets to determine whether it's safe to use after a man died while officers tried to subdue him with an electric shock. Full story...
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