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Hennis seeking new court-martial

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Timothy Hennis could return to a Fort Bragg courtroom next month. Lawyers for the 52-year-old Hennis, who was convicted of three murders earlier this year, have asked a military judge to grant a new court-martial. Full story...
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Onslow's Brown to run Senate Commerce Committee

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North Carolina Senate Republicans continue to fill committee leadership posts for the new legislative session next month. Full story...
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ABC privatization fought by local boards

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The local government panels that operate North Carolina's 400-plus liquor stores are trying to head off potential efforts by the Legislature or Gov. Bev Perdue to privatize alcohol sales. Full story...
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Frank Rouse remembered for leading NC GOP in 1970s

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Republicans are recalling ex-state GOP Chairman Frank Rouse as a trailblazer who helped turn North Carolina into a competitive two-party state. Full story...
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Family of 1790 jurist fights NC for documents

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The family of one of the first US Supreme Court justices is demanding cash or the return of the 18th Century jurist's letters from the state archives where they've been for a century. Full story...
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Bush in Charlotte for book-signing; event sold out

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Former President George W. Bush will be signing copies of his book "Decision Points" at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. But if you don't already have a wristband for Monday afternoon's event, you are out of luck. Full story...
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Baker investigation file given to prosecutors

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Hickory police say they have given prosecutors their investigation of the death of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was reported missing by her family in October. Full story...
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DA rules Harrells Raceway shooting self defense

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Investigators in Sampson County say a Fourth of July shooting death was justified. They say Torrey Frederick shot and killed Timothy McKoy at Harrells Raceway. Full story...
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BAE Systems to spend $3 million, hire 176 in NC

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Military contractor BAE Systems Inc. plans to spend $3 million on a new service center near Charlotte and will hire 176 workers. North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue announced the Arlington, VA-based company's plans Thursday. Full story...
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Coty expanding Lee County plant

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While Coty plans to shut the doors on its cosmetics plant in Pender County next year, it's expanding another plant in North Carolina. Full story...
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Cold-stunned turtles return to warmer water

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An early blast of cold weather along the Atlantic seaboard has left wildlife experts scrambling to save dozens of sea turtles stunned by the chilled water. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue urges reforms clipping new GOP lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue wants legislators to adopt much-discussed changes that would limit their power now that Republicans are about to take control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Full story...
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NC town to drop flea to usher in New Year

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More and more communities try to drop something to usher in the New Year. In the eastern North Carolina town of Eastover, they've decided to drop a flea. Full story...
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NC banking commissioner wins nod from Senate panel

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The US Senate could decide this week whether to confirm North Carolina's banking commissioner as leader of the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Full story...
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Working cannon to stand guard at NC's Fort Macon

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North Carolina's Fort Macon is bringing back the sounds of the Civil War with an operational cannon that weighs 4,200 pounds. Full story...
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