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Gov. Perdue vetoes abortion waiting period bill

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue on Monday vetoed Republican-penned legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. House Bill 854 would prohibit an abortion unless a woman is provided with state-specified information about the physician at least 24 hours in advance. Full story...
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Former NC State star Lorenzo Charles killed in bus crash

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A tour bus official says a former North Carolina State basketball star who scored the game-winning basket to give the Wolfpack the 1983 national championship was killed when a bus he was driving crashed in Raleigh. Full story...
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1,000 acres still burning in Dare County refuge fire

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Dare County officials say the fire in the Alligator River Nature Preserve fire is 97 percent contained. Full story...
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Driver dines on donuts as truck overturns

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Authorities say the driver of an 18-wheeler was distracted by doughnuts when he overturned his big rig in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Panel looks to better middle school scores in South

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and other southern officials are discussing how improving middle school achievement will get students ready for high school. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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High Country wineries form Boone Area Wine Trail

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The mountains of northwestern North Carolina hope to become the Southeast's next hot destination for wine lovers. Full story...
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NCDOT aims to help travelers save time and money over July 4 holiday

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As the summer travel season continues, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" starts today

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Wake schools on the lookout for minority educators

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Wake County schools are looking for minority teachers Full story...
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Fort Bragg paratrooper killed during training

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Authorities say a paratrooper has been killed during an airborne training operation at North Carolina's Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Raleigh attorney takes helm of NC Bar Association

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Raleigh lawyer Martin H. Brinkley has taken over as president of the North Carolina Bar Association. Full story...
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Abortion bill awaiting decision by NC governor

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue must soon reveal what she intends to do with legislation that would place medical and time hurdles in front of women considering abortions. Full story...
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Man arrested in High Point stabbing death

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High Point police have arrested a 36-year-old man in the stabbing death of a man found on a porch. Full story...
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As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up

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Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation. The good news is, gas prices are going down. The bad news is, North Carolina's gas tax is going up. Full story...
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