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N.C.

NC Air Force base opposes wind farm plan

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The Air Force objects to a planned wind farm in eastern North Carolina, saying the blades reaching nearly 500 feet high could threaten low-flying fighter jets from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Full story...
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Progress Energy to retire coal-fired power plant

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North Carolina's main electric company is shutting down a coal-burning power plant near Goldsboro as it shifts to generating power with cleaner natural gas. Full story...
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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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Plane wreckage found in southern Colorado may be from NC

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A search team is on the way to the wreckage of a plane that apparently crashed west of Trinidad in southern Colorado. Full story...
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First lady slated to visit two NC cities next week

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina next week for campaign events in Greenville and Durham. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in North Carolina announced Friday that his wife will participate in "grass-roots events" in the two cities Wednesday. Full story...
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More aides leaving Gov. Perdue's administration

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There's more evidence of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's administration winding down with the departure of two additional top aides from her office. Full story...
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Christie to rally for McCrory in Salisbury

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is returning to North Carolina to help Pat McCrory with his effort to put the Executive Mansion in Republican hands for the first time in 20 years. Full story...
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Gay marriage protesters not guilty in Asheville

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Three people arrested on trespassing charges during civil disobedience for same-sex marriage rights in Asheville have been found not guilty. Full story...
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2 men die in Lincoln County wreck

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Two men have been killed in a wreck in Lincoln County. Full story...
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Family Dollar reaches settlement in class-action lawsuit

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Family Dollar says it has reached a preliminary settlement in a class-action lawsuit from more than 1,700 New York store managers on overtime wages. Full story...
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