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Ex-NC State guard Harrow picks Kentucky

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Former North Carolina State point guard Ryan Harrow says he's transferring to Kentucky. Harrow announced his decision on Twitter, saying "I am a Kentucky Wildcat!" Full story...
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Zahra's stepmom held on drug charges

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A North Carolina woman accused in the death of her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has made her first appearance in federal court on charges of trafficking prescription medications. Full story...
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Graham teen collapses, dies following gym class

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A 14-year-old boy has died after collapsing in the Graham Middle School gym while playing basketball. Full story...
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Winston-Salem man dies in shootout with police

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A Winston-Salem man has died after a shootout climaxed a nearly two-hour standoff with police. Full story...
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Twin-engine plane crashes in Western N.C.

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Authorities say a twin-engine plane en route from Georgia to Kentucky has crashed in a mountainous western area of North Carolina, killing people aboard. Full story...
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Brunswick political flap closes traffic court

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A political feud is putting traffic offenders in limbo in Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties. Full story...
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CSX: Men killed in NC train wreck from SC

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Officials say the two crew members killed in a freight train crash in North Carolina that crumpled train cars and forced evacuations of nearby homes were from South Carolina. Full story...
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NC House speaker says NAACP chief should apologize

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North Carolina's House speaker says the president of the state NAACP owes his chamber an apology for disruptive behavior in the gallery that led to seven arrests. Full story...
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Smart Start leader says proposed budget would eliminate program

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A leader of the statewide nonprofit that administers North Carolina's Smart Start program says the current Senate budget proposal would effectively kill the nationally recognized early childhood initiative. Full story...
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NAACP leaders removed NC House gallery after commotion

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North Carolina General Assembly police arrested six people after a group began chanting in the gallery of the state House minutes before the start of a civil rights rally. Full story...
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NC Senate committees begin discussing budget bill

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Senate Republicans unveiling their $19 billion plan for North Carolina state government say there's plenty for Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to like in this budget, and they hope it's enough to win her signature. Full story...
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Two dead, two crew injured in Union Co. train crash

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Two CSX train crew members have been killed and two others injured when a pair of freight trains collided in Union County. Full story...
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Bertie County to hold ceremony for tornado victims

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The North Carolina county where more people were killed by tornadoes than anywhere else in the state will honor victims and survivors with a special ceremony. Full story...
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Gold could become official state mineral through new bill

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North Carolina's rich gold history could be honored with legislation by the General Assembly. The Senate voted Monday night to make gold the official state mineral. Bill sponsor Sen. Harry Brown of Onslow County said the idea came from fourth-graders in his district. Full story...
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Senate GOP about to roll out NC government budget

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Senate Republicans plan to unveil a budget for North Carolina government Tuesday that spends slightly more overall than the House version did and would hire 1,400 additional teachers in early grades. Full story...
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