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N.C.

Most NC texting charges come from drivers over 25

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Teenagers aren't the only ones to blame for erratic driving tied to cell phones. Most of the motorists ticketed under North Carolina's new texting ban are actually over the age of 25, and some are over the age of 60. Full story...
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NC's Dec. jobless rate edged up to 9.8 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate is climbing as fewer people are working. Full story...
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AG Cooper touts new DNA law with police chiefs

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper plans to talk to police chiefs from around the state about a new DNA law and fighting prescription drug abuse. Full story...
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NC's unemployment rate for Dec. to be released

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North Carolina plans to release its unemployment rate for December. Monday's data from the Employment Security Commission will show the impact holiday hiring may have had on the jobless rate. Full story...
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NC woman who raised NY baby faces kidnap charges

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A North Carolina woman who raised a child snatched from a New York hospital more than two decades ago is set to appear in federal court to face kidnapping charges. Full story...
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Authorities seek woman who raised long-lost child

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Local, state and federal authorities are searching for a woman involved in raising a child who recently reunited with her long-lost mother. Full story...
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NC teacher group now supports lifting charter cap

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North Carolina's chief teacher lobbying organization is suggesting it won't oppose lifting the current limit on charter schools as Republicans take over the Legislature next week. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmother to be arraigned on bigamy charge

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The stepmother of a disabled girl who died under mysterious circumstances is set to be arraigned in a North Carolina jail on charges of being married to more than one man. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser won't face arson retrial

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North Carolina prosecutors say they won't try a second time to bring a felony arson charge against the woman who prosecutors said falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape. Full story...
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NC community colleges move to bar students who pose a safety threat

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video North Carolina's community college board is moving ahead with a rule allowing schools to refuse admission to students who campus officials consider a threat. Full story...
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Perdue opposes privatizing NC liquor operations

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video Gov. Bev Perdue opposes privatizing North Carolina's liquor store operations, saying the one-time increase in revenue it would generate wouldn't be worth changing the system. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers still interested in ABC changes

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Some top Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature say Gov. Beverly Perdue's opposition to getting government out of the liquor business doesn't mean the idea is dead. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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White nationalist group to meet in Charlotte

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A national group with a pro-white racial message will hold its annual convention next month in Charlotte, where the local NAACP is crying foul after schools held classes on the Martin Luther King holiday. Full story...
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