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NC Sen. Jim Forrester dies at 74

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A North Carolina state senator who led the effort to secure next year's statewide referendum on whether to prohibit gay marriage has died. He was 74. Full story...
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Hearing scheduled in John Edwards sex tape case

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An Orange County judge has scheduled a hearing to review the civil case involving former Sen. John Edwards and a sex tape purportedly involving him. Full story...
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NC group presses for black judicial nominees

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North Carolina's largest civil rights organization is calling on the state's two U.S. senators to nominate black judges for positions on the federal bench. Full story...
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Charlotte man stabbed to death in dispute

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A Charlotte man has been stabbed to death in what police say was a domestic dispute. Full story...
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NC House leader pressing for eugenics payments

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A top leader at the North Carolina General Assembly wants to form a committee to help figure out how to pay victims of a state program that forced thousands of people to undergo sterilizations. Full story...
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Group donates nearly 2K backpacks to needy NC kids

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The charity Feed the Children is loading up nearly 2,000 backpacks for some of North Carolina's neediest kids. Full story...
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Judge may take up motion in Edwards sex tape case

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A federal judge in Greensboro may make a decision involving a contempt of court accusation in the case involving a purported sex tape depicting John Edwards. Full story...
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Wake Forest Baptist-NC State work on treatment

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North Carolina State University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem have set up a partnership to work on stem cell medical treatments for animals and humans. Full story...
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Coast Guard warns of shallow water in NC inlet

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The Coast Guard is warning boaters of shallow water in an inlet southwest of Wilmington. Full story...
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18-year-old shot to death in Smithfield

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An 18-year-old Clayton man has been shot and killed at a house in Smithfield. Full story...
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NC on the hook for $20M this year for hurricane

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State officials say North Carolina government should be on the hook for roughly $20 million this fiscal year for its share of costs to respond to Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NC investigating up to 21 possible E. coli cases

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North Carolina officials are investigating up to 21 possible cases of E. coli affecting people in six counties, with four children still hospitalized because of the ailment. Full story...
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NC Medicaid shortfall debated by legislators

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A Republican budget-writer says he doesn't envision large reimbursement rate cuts for doctors or eliminating optional medical services for North Carolina Medicaid patients to help close a projected $140 million shortfall this year. Full story...
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Judge denies Edwards's bid to dismiss campaign case

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A federal judge denied on Thursday a bid by former presidential candidate John Edwards to have the criminal case against him thrown out, paving the way for a trial to begin in January. Full story...
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FEMA to show off storm-resistant house in NC

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The federal agency charged with helping recovery efforts in the wake of disasters wants to show North Carolinians how to make houses better able to withstand damage from major storms. Full story...
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