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N.C.

More than 800 homes damaged or destroyed in NC

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Officials say at least 800 homes in North Carolina were destroyed or damaged by the vicious storm system that killed at least 21 people in the state. Full story...
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5 killed when vehicle overturns in NC canal

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Two adults and three children have been identified as the victims of a wreck where a sports utility vehicle ran off a road into a canal in the Croatan National Forest. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: Never seen anything like storm toll

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's never seen anything like the destruction caused by a storm system that claimed at least 21 lives statewide. Full story...
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NC scholar's report calls for end to death penalty

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An Appalachian State University professor says North Carolina's death penalty process is so full of flaws it should be repealed. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency

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Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency for North Carolina following storms that generated tornadoes across the state. Full story...
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Storms pummel NC, damaging homes and businesses

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A severe storm system whipping across North Carolina has done major damage to homes and businesses in the central part of the state. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue to veto jobless benefits, cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that would keep unemployment benefits flowing for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers but also force her to accept a double-digit budget cut. Full story...
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NC leaders jockey in jobless benefits showdown

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Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue are weighing who'll get the blame if unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers are cut off. Full story...
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House speaker meets with groups on NC health plan

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The leader of the North Carolina House says he's trying to alleviate the concerns of teachers and retired workers over their state health care plan that led Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a proposal to close a projected half-billion-dollar spending gap in the plan over the next two years. Full story...
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Burke County community on lookout for animal

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Children are being kept off the playground at a school west of Morganton after police and neighbors spotted signs of a large animal prowling in a wooded area nearby. Full story...
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Lawmakers consider cap on coastal jetties if new bill passes

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House members want to limit the number of coastal jetties that could be built if legislation passes allowing coastal communities to build hardened structures. Full story...
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NC Senate wants new look at charter school revamp

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Disagreement among Republicans about how far to go to get bipartisan support means North Carolina lawmakers are taking a new look at legislation that would expand charter schools. Full story...
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Democrats pan GOP plan for schools, Smart Start

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House Democrats say the $1.2 billion in proposed education cuts next year rolled out by Republican counterparts this week are reckless and could lead to more than 20,000 job losses unless the GOP agrees to extend some of the temporary taxes set to expire. Full story...
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