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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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Two Charlotte students in two days have been found bringing guns on school buses. Full story...
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NC Senate head: Jobless funds standoff continues

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The leader of the North Carolina Senate says there's no change in the political faceoff with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over extending unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless. Full story...
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Police: DNA results in murder case aren't alarming

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The lead detective in a 2000 murder case in which two imprisoned men are asserting their innocence is dismissing DNA results that excluded them. Full story...
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Attorney: Airlines should apologize to Imams

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A North Carolina attorney for several Muslim leaders says two airlines owe his clients an apology for kicking them off commercial flights. Imams in Memphis, Tenn., and New York were headed to a national conference in Charlotte over the weekend when they were asked to leave the planes without reason. Full story...
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NC prosecutor drops charges in rapper shooting

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A prosecutor in Charlotte is dropping charges against six men in a shootout at a store where rapper Waka Flocka Flame had been talking with fans. Full story...
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Former Charlotte counselor sentenced for assault

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A former counselor at a Charlotte school has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a boy he was baby-sitting. Full story...
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Kidnap charges lodged against Charlotte student

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A Charlotte middle school student has been charged with eight counts of kidnapping and two counts of weapons possession after pulling a gun on a bus driver dropping him off after school. Full story...
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Back-burn to protect Stumpy Point from NC wildfire

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Firefighters are preparing to set a backfire near Stumpy Point Bay to help contain a wildfire burning along the North Carolina coast in Dare County. Full story...
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FEMA already has OK'd $6.5M following NC tornadoes

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About $6.5 million in government assistance already has been approved for displaced or distressed residents and businesses after last month's deadly tornadoes, emergency officials told state lawmakers Monday but said they're trying to overcome obstacles to let people know about the help. Full story...
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Legislative district maps may be drawn soon

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North Carolina legislators have completed nearly four weeks of public comment on how boundaries for congressional and General Assembly seats should look for the next decade, and maps could be drawn very soon. Full story...
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Lumbee court rules on hiring of administrator

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The Lumbee Supreme Court has ruled that the tribal chairman didn't have the authority to hire the tribe's chief administrator under the terms negotiated in her contract. Full story...
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Storm recovery focus of new NC legislative panel

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North Carolina lawmakers are meeting to keep tabs on the needs of thousands of homeowners and businesses whose property was damaged by deadly tornadoes last month and whether more should be done to help these and future storm victims. Full story...
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Man arrested after selling donated items to tornado victims

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A Raleigh man has been arrested and accused of asking homeowners with tornado-damaged property to pay him for donated items. Full story...
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NC police say 1 man killed, 1 injured in shootout

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Cumberland County investigators say one man has died and one has been injured in gunfire at a Fayetteville home. Full story...
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Lottery revenues up, casino revenue down in NC

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Revenue at Harrah's Cherokee Casino has dipped with the economy, but state lottery sales remain strong enough to make North Carolina one of the country's top 10 states for growth in gambling. Full story...
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