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N.C.

NC official pleads guilty to 2nd DWI in 3 years

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A Rowan County commissioner has been sentenced to two years unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to drunken driving. Full story...
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Former Army official sentenced for bribes involving equipment for wounded soldiers

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A former Army acquisition official from Colorado has been sentenced to six years in prison for extorting money from companies looking to provide stretchers to military vehicles. Full story...
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NC trust purchases land along Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has acquired a nearly 13-acre tract of land near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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NC museum wants to dispose of nitrate negatives

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Curators at the Cape Fear Museum are seeking permission to destroy dozens of deteriorating photo negatives made from a material that can burst into flames or give off toxic gases as they decay. Full story...
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Lobbying in progress on NC gay marriage amendment

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Behind the scenes lobbying is gearing up as the North Carolina Legislature considers next month whether to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Smokies officials weigh backcountry camping fees

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park may start charging for backcountry camping and hire more rangers to manage what happens in the deep woods. Full story...
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Campground closed due to black bears in the area

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State officials have closed the family campground at Mount Mitchell State Park through the end of the month due to increased activity by black bears. Full story...
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Man bitten by shark off NC coast

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A man from South Carolina was bitten Thursday afternoon while he was swimming in the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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Duke has first Hindu chaplain in school's history

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Duke University has a Hindu chaplain for the first time in its history. Full story...
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NC diners get hepatitis vaccine after ill worker

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Cumberland County health officials have administered more than 2,700 doses of hepatitis A immunizations after a worker at a local Olive Garden restaurant came down with the illness. Full story...
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Eno, Flaming Lips among big names at NC's Moogfest

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An annual festival celebrating a music pioneer who made Asheville his adopted hometown is drawing big names for its second year. Full story...
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Perdue keeps NC crime head to lead combined agency

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The head of North Carolina's public safety agency is getting more responsibilities for the same salary. Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that Reuben Young will be secretary of the newly restructured Department of Public Safety. Full story...
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Rule change would affect how gas stations advertise prices

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The state Board of Agriculture has approved changes to the way North Carolina gas stations advertise the price of fuel. Full story...
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Perdue order adds to NC pre-kindergarten battle

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Gov. Bev Perdue is stepping into a battle over North Carolina's efforts to prepare all 4-year-olds for school. Full story...
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Judge weighs NC funds cutoff of Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge is weighing whether to invalidate part of the state budget that cuts off North Carolina's two Planned Parenthood affiliates from federal or state family planning money. Full story...
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