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NC aircraft goes down while fighting SD wildfire

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An Air National Guard cargo plane based out of North Carolina has crashed while fighting wildfires in South Dakota. Lt. Col. Rose Dunlap of the 145th Airlift Wing in Charlotte confirmed Monday that six crew members were aboard the C-130, but said she could not yet provide any information about their condition. Full story...
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NC legislature approves bill to expunge felonies

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A bill to allow certain North Carolina felons to get a fresh start has advanced through the Senate and is now en route to the governor. Full story...
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NC House to take up law for minors who murder

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The North Carolina House Judiciary Committee has approved a bill to get the state into compliance with a recent US Supreme Court decision regarding sentencing for minors convicted of murder. Full story...
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Perdue vetoes bid to start gas fracking in NC

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Governor Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would legalize a form of shale gas exploration called fracking in North Carolina but wouldn't allow permits to drill for at least two years. Full story...
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Forecasters predict poor air conditions across NC

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State officials say it will be an unpleasant weekend to be outdoors across much of North Carolina during the weekend. Full story...
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NC museum holds symposium about Doc Watson

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Friends and musical partners of musician Doc Watson are gathering at the North Carolina Museum of Art for a symposium about his life and legacy. Full story...
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NC wildlife group offers reward in elk killing

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A reward is being offered to help catch those responsible for the May killing of three elk near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Haywood County. Full story...
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Brisson, Hill set to join Republicans to override Perdue's budget veto

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Republicans in the General Assembly will need some help from across the aisle to override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of the state budget, and it looks like they may already have half the votes they need from our area. Full story...
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NC regulators clear hurdle to Duke-Progress merger

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North Carolina utilities regulators have approved the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy, the last major hurdle to creating the largest American electric company. Full story...
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Murder convict may go free with new evidence

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A North Carolina man who spent nearly 17 years in prison for a murder may be freed in a case in which law officers and prosecutors hid key details from defense lawyers. Full story...
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