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NC readies for pre-kindergarten storm

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North Carolina educators are preparing for a massive influx of new pre-kindergarten students despite a 20 percent cut in state funding. Full story...
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Charlotte is test market for tobacco lozenges

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Charlotte smokers are in one of two test markets for a new tobacco product that may please etiquette mavens: dissolvable, smokeless tobacco lozenges. Full story...
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NTSB issues report in crash that killed NC doctor

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A preliminary report from federal investigators says a crash that killed a Mooresville doctor occurred when his plane lost its propeller during a test flight after the plane had crashed a few months earlier. Full story...
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Roommate mutilation case delayed until October

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The case of a Catawba County man accused of shooting his roommate to death and mutilating his body has been delayed until October. Full story...
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NC textile firm sued over $145,000 in compensation

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The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a closed Lincolnton textile company, asking it to pay back nearly $145,000 into its deferred compensation plan. Full story...
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Autopsy: Beaten NC boy, 4, had alcohol in system

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An autopsy shows a 4-year-old Buncombe County boy who was beaten to death earlier this year appears to have been legally drunk. Full story...
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Marine from Wilson killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine Corps sergeant from Wilson has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC charter schools seeking capital funds lose case

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North Carolina's Court of Appeals is telling charter schools seeking taxpayer money to buy and maintain their buildings and buses to take it up with lawmakers. Full story...
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Testimony focuses on nurse in 2009 NC shooting

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Testimony in the trial of a man accused of killing eight people at a Moore County nursing home is focusing on the lone victim who was not a resident of the facility. Full story...
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NC court: DNA firing OK in Duke lacrosse case

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals says a lab had the right to fire the man who provided the report on the DNA analysis in the Duke University lacrosse case. Full story...
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Carowinds buys land to expand amusement park

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Carowinds amusement park has bought more than 60 acres of vacant land that will be used to expand the park. Full story...
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Army dedicates headquarters building at Bragg

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The Army has dedicated a new building to serve as the combined headquarters of Forces Command and US Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Trial begins in case of NC nursing home shootings

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Lawyers for a man accused of killing eight people at a North Carolina nursing home say their client was addled by prescription drugs and depression at the time of the 2009 shootings. Full story...
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Judge grants change of venue in stepmom's trial

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A judge has granted a change of venue for the trial of a North Carolina woman charged in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter. Full story...
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Panel recommends money for sterilization victims

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A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina says in a draft report that survivors should get some compensation but is not yet sure how much. Full story...
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