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Man killed when tree he was cutting lands on him

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Authorities in Gaston County say a 35-year-old man was killed when a tree he was cutting down landed on top of him after it fell into a second tree. Full story...
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A report says NC minorities get more scrutiny in traffic stops

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A task force of attorneys says minorities are more likely than whites to be searched during traffic stops in North Carolina. Full story...
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16-year-old girl rescued from well after fall

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A 16-year-old girl has been rescued several hours after she fell into a well at a house northwest of Hendersonville. Full story...
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Barringer resigns from UNC Board of Governors

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A Cary attorney is resigning from his seat on the governing body of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system. Full story...
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NC Legislature agrees to air toxic rule changes

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A bill that exempts industrial plants from certain North Carolina pollution rules if they already comply with similar federal restrictions is heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue. Full story...
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Raleigh lands $21M to begin downtown train station

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North Carolina's capital city has secured a $21 million federal grant to begin work on a train station proposed for the downtown warehouse district. Full story...
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NC lawmakers agree how to close new Medicaid gap

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The Legislature has agreed on how to close an additional $75 million shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program by letting Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration tap into building repair money. Full story...
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Senate approves fracking bill, sent to governor

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Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Governor Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK

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The North Carolina Legislature has agreed to a state government spending plan for next year that's now heading to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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Forest Service probe planned of Croatan fire

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The US Forest Service says it will investigate why a controlled burn got out of control and scorched 21,000 acres of the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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