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Ex-UNC player files lawsuit against school, NCAA

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A former North Carolina football player has filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, seeking reinstatement after being declared permanently ineligible for academic misconduct. Full story...
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Teen dies after being found shot in head in crash

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Authorities say an 18-year-old who played quarterback for Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville has been killed. Full story...
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NC weighing more gambling at Cherokee casino

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North Carolina officials are taking steps that could allow the Cherokee Indian casino in the mountains to expand gambling to live dealers. Full story...
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Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves

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A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War. Full story...
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State Capitol holds free July 4th activities

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Independence Day in Raleigh again includes music, history and new citizens. Full story...
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3 men drown at NC beaches; rip currents blamed

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Rip tides appear to have caused the drownings of three men in two days in separate incidents at North Carolina beaches. Full story...
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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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Woman charged for preacher kiss at gay pride event

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A North Carolina woman has been charged with simple assault after she kissed a Bible-waving preacher at a gay pride parade. Full story...
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Changing NC pre-kindergarten core of schools case

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Changes in the state budget about to take effect are at the heart of a court fight challenging whether North Carolina is living up to its constitutional duty to give every child the opportunity for a good education. Full story...
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Gastonia weather alerts nixed after complaints

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Gastonia has stopped telephoning residents with weather alerts after dozens of citizens complained about the unrequested phone calls. Full story...
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Census shows same-sex domestic partners among NC's fastest-growing

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North Carolina is home to more and more same-sex domestic partners. Census data released Thursday show that the number of domestic partners in the state jumped 68 percent in the last decade to more than 27,000 people. Full story...
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Davidson Co. schools struggle to pay lunch debts

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Davidson County students who repeatedly forget their lunch money may wind up with a cold sandwich rather than a hot meal. Full story...
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Jacksonville man pleads guilty to killing mom

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A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and nearly killing his father with a butcher knife more than three years ago. Full story...
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MS woman accused of cell phone fraud in NC

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A Mississippi woman has been charged in a cell phone scheme in North Carolina. Full story...
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Former Camp Lejeune Marine pleads guilty in death

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A former Camp Lejeune Marine has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the strangulation death of a woman he met on a social networking site. Full story...
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