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Steelers Mendenhall sues Champion over tweet dispute

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after his tweets about Osama bin Laden and Sept. 11 led the Champion sports apparel company to drop his endorsement deal. Full story...
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NC storm victims say FEMA assistance spotty

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved just 23 percent of the requests for assistance it has received in the three months since tornadoes tore across North Carolina killing 24 people. Full story...
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Woman killed on I-85 while standing in median

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A Salisbury man faces a misdemeanor charge after authorities say he struck a woman standing in the median of Interstate 85 after a wreck. Full story...
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Former Swain County DSS director's firing upheld

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Swain County's social services board has refused to reinstate the agency's former director. Full story...
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3 family members charged in Wake County shooting

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Wake County deputies say three family members from Durham have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting outside a vacant Raleigh home. Full story...
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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored

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A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped. Full story...
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First Lady to help with NC 'Extreme Makeover' home

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First lady Michelle Obama will participate in an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that features a boarding house being built in North Carolina for homeless women veterans. Full story...
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Hubert man goes to trial in death of son in crash

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The trial for a Hubert man accused of killing his son in a drunken driving car crash last year is scheduled for this week. Full story...
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Durham man face murder charge in wife's stabbing

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A man has been arrested in the death of his wife, whose three children were briefly the subjects of an Amber Alert. Full story...
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Maiden man pleads guilty to abusing dogs

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A Maiden man accused of abusing beagles has pleaded guilty to five counts of cruelty to animals in Catawba County. Full story...
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City of Wilson, Nash County in $1M chicken fight

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The city of Wilson and Nash County have spent more than $1 million challenging each other over plans for a new poultry processing plant. Full story...
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New type of beetle killing trees in North Carolina

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A new type of Asian ambrosia beetles has arrived in North Carolina and the insects pose a threat, especially for tree nurseries. Full story...
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NC trooper kills pedestrian in Elizabeth City

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A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has struck and killed a pedestrian walking in the road. Full story...
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Poll: Perdue trails McCrory by eight points as Democratic base erodes

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Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found McCrory leads the incumbent Democrat 47 percent to 39 percent. McCrory gets 83 percent of the Republican vote, while only 67 percent of Democrats will commit to voting for Perdue. And she trails by a 57/28 margin with independents as well. Full story...
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Officials seek suspect in NC-based soldier's death

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Law enforcement in Cumberland County is continuing its search for a suspect in connection with a two-year-old murder case. Full story...
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