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NC geologist: Fracking estimates were optimistic

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A state geologist says estimates of a 40-year supply of natural gas in North Carolina are "wildly optimistic" and that fracking likely won't uncover enough energy to fuel a large-scale economic boom. Full story...
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NC lawmakers mull how much schools should pay back

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Some House Republicans would like to slash by more than half the amount North Carolina public school districts will have to return to the state next year. But GOP lawmakers aren't sure there's enough money elsewhere in state government to do that. Full story...
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Baptist pastor lays out plan to do away with ‘lesbians, queers, homosexuals’

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"I figured a way to get rid of all the lesbians and queers: build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 miles long -- put all the lesbians in there. Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out. And you know what, in a few years, they'll die." These are the words of a Maiden pastor whose May 13 sermon was posted to YouTube. Full story...
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Jury at Edwards trial deliberates for 3rd day

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The jury at the trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards has resumed deliberating his fate for a third day. The jurors ended their talks Monday shortly after requesting access to a second set of exhibits they wanted for a closer look, including a handwritten note from Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. Full story...
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NC school-choice group rally in Raleigh today

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A school-choice group that won major victories at the North Carolina General Assembly last year is rallying in Raleigh to seek help on another initiative. Full story...
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NC business chamber shares wishes with lawmakers

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North Carolina legislators are meeting with hundreds of members of the state's business community at an annual event where corporate wish lists are made known. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier dies after Afghanistan attack

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Military officials say a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died of wounds suffered in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC teacher suspended after yelling at Obama critic

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A North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended following the release of a YouTube video in which she is heard yelling at a student in class and telling him it's wrong to criticize President Barack Obama. Full story...
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NC House members recall late Rep. "B" Holt

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Members of the North Carolina House recalled a late Alamance County lawmaker for her courage and fighting spirit for women and for Democrats during her political career. Full story...
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McCrory campaign takes ire over NC ad to FCC

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Republican Pat McCrory's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to force television stations to stop airing a commercial about his connections to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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