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NC to proceed with plans for bridge

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North Carolina's transportation department will proceed with plans to build a bridge connecting Hatteras Island to the northern Outer Banks despite a lawsuit filed by environmentalists to halt the process. Full story...
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Flights resume from Charlotte after power outage

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US Air flights are taking off on time after power has been restored to a concourse at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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150 mummies coming to Charlotte's Discovery Place

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A group of old-timers visiting Charlotte this fall will come from bogs, crypts and a forgotten crate in a museum vault. Full story...
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Raleigh Council OKs measures to help storm victims

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Repairs to property damaged by April's storms are going slower than expected in Raleigh, with less than a third of the 1,000 damaged commercial buildings and homes back in service. Full story...
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NC advocates sue for people with disabilities

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North Carolina advocates for patients with developmental disabilities say more than 600 children and adults are losing critical Medicaid services because of how a managed care provider in the southern Piedmont is calculating levels of need. Full story...
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NC man dies in fall from mountain

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Rutherford County officials say a Sylva man has died after he fell while climbing a mountain near Lake Lure. Full story...
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Miller unhappy with district proposed by NC GOP

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A North Carolina congressman says he doesn't consider proposed new boundaries for his district payback for how he helped draw US House districts 10 years ago. Full story...
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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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