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NC revises number of Confederate war dead downward

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A North Carolina researcher says no more than 35,000 Confederate soldiers from the state died in the Civil War, about 5,000 fewer than the long-held count that allowed the state to claim more casualties than any other state. Full story...
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NC lawmakers plan vote to drop charter school cap

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The General Assembly is gearing up to remove the limit on North Carolina's experiment with charter schools. Full story...
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General Assembly police called in to deal with angry parents at Senate committee meeting

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North Carolina General Assembly police officers were brought in to keep the peace after parents of children with disabilities were unhappy a meeting ended before they could speak about a bill that would change how Medicaid services are offered. Full story...
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Bill regulating professional sports agents moves to NC House

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Reworked rules governing professional sports agents working in North Carolina are moving through the General Assembly, months after a scandal involving a longtime NFL agent and a University of North Carolina football player. Full story...
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Fort Bragg medic found dead in barracks

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A medic with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division has been found dead in the barracks at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Ex-Duke basketball player Thomas Emma dead of apparent suicide

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Police say former star college basketball player Thomas Emma plunged from the 12th floor of the New York Athletic Club in Manhattan to his death in an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Bears wander onto campuses at Asheville schools

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A pair of black bears caused a stir among students and faculty when they wandered across the campuses of Asheville High School and Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Full story...
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Fayetteville employees getting raises, unlike many

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Many state and local government workers in North Carolina are worried about their jobs, not whether they will get raises. Full story...
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Pitt Co. woman reports rape after stove repair

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Police have charged a Beaufort County repairman with rape after a woman said she was attacked after he fixed her stove. Full story...
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Wayne County teens save victims of car crash

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Quick action by a group of teens has helped save the lives of four car wreck victims in Wayne County. Full story...
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Thousands line up for jobs in Winston-Salem

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Caterpillar Inc. says its first job fair for a new manufacturing plant in Winston-Salem was a huge success. Full story...
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State legislature pushing through election-related bills

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The Republican-led Legislature is pushing through several election-related bills that would make it easier for third-party candidates to get on the ballot, make judicial races partisan again and eliminate straight-party voting. Full story...
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House backing pro-life license plates

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The North Carolina House is backing an effort to put an anti-abortion message on license plates and rejecting tags bearing an abortion rights phrase. Full story...
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NC graduation could require Founding Fathers tests

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Republican legislators believe the survival of the American republic requires graduating North Carolina students to understand the principles which helped form the country. Full story...
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Republican lawmakers roll out new voter ID bill

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Republicans in the North Carolina General Assembly have rolled out a new version of a bill that would require voters to show identification before they cast a ballot - a proposal they hope will attract support from some Democrats and Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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