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Police looking for answers in death of former N.C. State basketball star

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Raleigh police say they don't know why the charter bus driven by Lorenzo Charles crashed earlier this week, killing the North Carolina State University basketball star, and they're looking for witnesses to help. Full story...
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Cooper: Crime rate in NC reaches 33-year low

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Crime in North Carolina has fallen to its lowest levels since the 1970s, with the murder rate lower than at any time since record-keeping began. Full story...
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Parachute design questioned in Fort Bragg death

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The Army is investigating the death of an 82nd Airborne paratrooper who died during weekend training in North Carolina while using a new style of parachute. Full story...
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Bank of America in $8.5B mortgage settlement

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Bank of America and its Countrywide unit will pay $8.5 billion to settle claims that the lenders sold poor-quality mortgage-backed securities that went sour when the housing market collapsed. Full story...
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Sanford man shoots himself while showing safety

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Lee County sheriff's deputies say a Sanford man shot and killed himself while showing friends the safety of his new gun. Full story...
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Statesville cab driver killed over cab fare

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Police say a cab driver has been shot to death in Statesville. Full story...
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Ban on plastic bags returns to Outer Banks

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Soon there won't be a question of paper or plastic on the Outer Banks. Full story...
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Man found innocent after 17 years in jail sues law enforcement

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A North Carolina man declared innocent of a murder for which he spent almost 17 years behind bars has sued five former agents and supervisors of the state's law-enforcement agency. Full story...
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NC GOP issues apology for mailer in House race

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The North Carolina Republican Party has sent an apology for a mailer last fall targeting a Democratic incumbent in a legislative race. Full story...
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Civil War, WWII ships researched in NC, VA waters

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Submerged World War II shipwrecks in North Carolina and Civil War shipwrecks in Virginia are being analyzed in new ways that could allow the public to view their conditions in much more detail than even diving at some of the sites could provide. Full story...
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Report: merging NC community colleges would save

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video A proposal to consolidate community colleges in the state has many college leaders split on the idea. The General Assembly's Program Evaluation Division says merging several colleges into a larger neighboring school would save about $5 million a year. Full story...
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NC wildfire is now contained, but still burns

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A wildfire that's been burning in Dare County since May 5 has now been fully contained. Full story...
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Governor plans summit at Fort Bragg

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Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to meet with residents in four North Carolina military communities and then hold a statewide summit on issues resulting from the 2005 base realignment program. Full story...
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Cary residents oppose INS office proposal

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A Cary homeowners group is concerned about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office proposed near their neighborhood. Full story...
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Morganton woman charged with driveway killing

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A Morganton woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man in a driveway. Full story...
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