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NC misses mental illness deadline

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North Carolina officials have missed a federal deadline for dealing with thousands of people with mental illness who live in adult care homes. And it has advocates worried patients may have nowhere to go besides emergency rooms, shelters or the street. Full story...
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NC asks judge to toss lawsuit on Bonner Bridge

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The state Department of Transportation is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit over the current plan to replace the deteriorating bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the rest of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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Auditors critical of NC health plan contract

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State auditors say North Carolina's health insurance plan for workers could have saved more than $1 million if it had written a better contract with a hospital and monitored rates more closely. Full story...
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Water worries linger in Irene's wake for NC

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Irene may be long gone, but the effects of the hurricane are still being felt in water quality fears all along the rivers of eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Catholic Diocese of Raleigh plans new cathedral

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The campus would include a 2,000 seat cathedral estimated to cost $75-90 million. The new facility will be called Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral. It will replace Sacred Heart Cathedral built in 1924, which the diocese says is the smallest cathedral in the continental United States. Full story...
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Visitors can return to Ocracoke Island

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Visitors are being allowed to return to Ocracoke Island as it continues to recover from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NC man offers insanity plea in woman's death

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A Charlotte man accused of killing his girlfriend nearly two years ago has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Full story...
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Business, religion cited in NC gay marriage events

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House Democrats say putting a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on the ballot would discourage job creation in North Carolina. Full story...
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Raleigh woman says GPS led her onto railroad

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A Raleigh woman whose car was found stalled on some railroad tracks in Cary says she was just following the directions of her global positioning system. Full story...
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Group hopes to save historic school in Currituck

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A group hoping to save a historic school building in Currituck from being bulldozed is working on a rescue plan. Full story...
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Young immigrants to rally at NC community college

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Illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children plan to risk arrest and deportation at a rally in Charlotte where they'll protest laws that make it harder for them to get an education. Full story...
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Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen

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Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Progress Energy to make big job cuts in Raleigh

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Progress Energy plans to cut as much as half of its work force at its downtown Raleigh headquarters if its planned merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy is approved. Full story...
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Progress Energy to make big job cuts in Raleigh

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Progress Energy plans to cut as much as half of its work force at its downtown Raleigh headquarters if its planned merger with Charlotte-based Duke Energy is approved. Full story...
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Fish dying as Irene debris robs NC river oxygen

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Fish are dying in eastern North Carolina rivers, among the many casualties of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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