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"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" starts today

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Wake schools on the lookout for minority educators

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Wake County schools are looking for minority teachers Full story...
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Fort Bragg paratrooper killed during training

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Authorities say a paratrooper has been killed during an airborne training operation at North Carolina's Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Raleigh attorney takes helm of NC Bar Association

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Raleigh lawyer Martin H. Brinkley has taken over as president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Full story...
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Abortion bill awaiting decision by NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. Full story...
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Man arrested in High Point stabbing death

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High Point police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the stabbing death of a man found on a porch. Full story...
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As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up

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Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation. The good news is, gas prices are going down. The bad news is, North Carolina's gas tax is going up. Full story...
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Judge dismisses Blackwater founder Prince from suit

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A federal judge has dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC school board OKs delay to more classroom days

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North Carolina's statewide school board will allow schools to avoid adding five days to the school year, especially if the time is used to improve teacher training. Full story...
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PA teen killed in NC while going to football camp

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A high school senior from Pennsylvania has been killed and his teammate injured in a shooting at a North Carolina shopping center. Full story...
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NC Gov Perdue signs gun-rights bill into law

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North Carolina residents, motorists and workers will have more legal protection when they fire a weapon at an intruder. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County has burned nearly 50,000 acres

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The fire burning in the Alligator River Nature Preserve in Dare County has covered 70 square miles. Full story...
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Alarms for staff at NC mental hospitals unreliable

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North Carolina Health and Human Services officials say the emergency transmitters the state bought to protect mental hospital workers are plagued by problems and are rarely used. Full story...
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Drivers Beware: State gas tax going up again next week

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North Carolina's gas tax will increase 2.5 cents to 35 cents per gallon starting July 1. NC drivers now pay a combined state and federal gas tax of 51.2 cents per gallon. That's one of the highest rates in the nation, and the second highest in the Southeast, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Gov. Perdue vetoes Voter ID Bill; Updated with Berger reaction

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"There was a time in North Carolina history when the right to vote was enjoyed only by some citizens rather than by all. That time is past, and we should not revisit it." - Governor Perdue Full story...
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