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Crime in NC lowest since 1977; Wilmington also sees drop

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice says crime is down across the state. According to its annual report, violent crimes fell by more than five percent last year, making the crime rate the lowest since 1977. There has also been a decrease in those numbers here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Voters pick favorites in NC, legislative runoffs

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The surge of Republican candidates in North Carolina this year has led to more runoffs next week for statewide and legislative races. Full story...
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20 indicted for conspiring to distribute meth

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Federal officials say 20 people from western North Carolina have been indicted on charges that they tried to distribute and manufacture methamphetamine. Full story...
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Dalton raises half of GOP rival for NC governor

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North Carolina Democratic governor candidate Walter Dalton says his campaign collected more than $1 million in a little more than two months, less than half of Republican Pat McCrory's take during the same period. Full story...
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McCrory wants more info on health care overhaul

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory is taking a wait-and-see approach before announcing whether he'd seek to curtail North Carolina's involvement in the federal health care overhaul law if he's elected governor. Full story...
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Toll delays, school calendar changes become NC law

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill into law that postpones more North Carolina ferry tolls for another year and tweaks scheduling rules for school districts so students could stay at their desks longer but attend class fewer days. Full story...
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NC business groups warn of pending US budget cuts

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Federal budget cuts that will slash spending for schools, transportation and health programs is drawing attention from North Carolina businesses with defense contracts. Full story...
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NC scientists warn of early tomato blight

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North Carolina scientists say unusual reports of a tomato-killing fungus could be the result of an abnormally hot spring. Full story...
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Greensboro man arrested in fatal hit-and-run

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Authorities have arrested a Greensboro man after a hit-and-run incident that killed two people. Full story...
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Triad NBC affiliate off cable in contract dispute

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Time Warner Cable and the parent company of the NBC affiliate in Winston-Salem have failed to resolve a contract dispute, taking the station off the air and leaving local viewers with a Pennsylvania station to watch instead. Full story...
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