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Scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs

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Worried about bedbugs? Maybe you should be more concerned about the insecticides used to get rid of them. Full story...
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BB gun fired at Charlotte school bus, one injured

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Police in Charlotte say someone fired a BB gun at a school bus, injuring one passenger as it carried students home from an elementary school. Full story...
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NC treasurer hits fairs to return unclaimed cash

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Nearly $400 million lost in the electronic equivalent of the sofa cushions is waiting for its rightful owners in North Carolina to claim it. Full story...
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NC says wine industry grew 58 percent in 4 years

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A study finds North Carolina's once-fledgling wine industry, grape growers and related businesses are directly responsible for employing about 3,800 and those workers generate another 3,700 jobs. Full story...
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Leaf peepin' season underway in the NC mountains

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As summer winds down and the cool air starts coming in, there are few places as beautiful as the North Carolina mountains. As the leaves turn from green to brown and many other colors along the way, it's a vacation spot for many during the fall season. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors have begun introducing their case against three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks. Full story...
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Watchdog group slams John Edwards indictment

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A government watchdog group wants to support John Edwards in a campaign finance case against the former presidential candidate. Full story...
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UNC law school hosts gay marriage dialogue

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Two of the leading speechmakers in last week's debate at the North Carolina Legislature over a proposed statewide referendum on gay marriage will discuss the issue again, this time in front of some budding lawyers. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors say they will show three Raleigh men were part of a plot to kill soldiers at Fort Bragg and Marines in Virginia. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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Duke establishes faculty council on China campus

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Duke University has established a special faculty council and taken other steps to alleviate concerns about the school's construction of a new campus in China. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol suspends training academy

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol has indefinitely suspended its cadet training as budget cuts force a hiring freeze. Full story...
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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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