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Rare emeralds donated to North Carolina museum

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An anonymous donor has given three large uncut emeralds and the largest cut emerald originating in North America to the museum, which will exhibit the collection in its new $56 million Nature Research Center that opens next month. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury

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The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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NC voter education advocate leaving post

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The head of a nonpartisan organization devoted to election reforms and educating voters in North Carolina is leaving to lead a Raleigh-based philanthropic foundation. Full story...
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NC elections board rejects appeal to get on ballot

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has rejected a request by the former chairman of the Forsyth County Republican Party to get on a congressional ballot after officials determined he missed last month's candidate filing deadline. Full story...
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Small plane crash in western NC kills all 5 aboard

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Authorities say five people have died after a small private plane crashed at an airport in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Blackbeard artifacts on display in Fayetteville

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Artifacts from the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate are now on display at the Museum of the Cape Fear in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Lumbee council again votes against chairman

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The Lumbee Tribal Council is continuing its fight with its chairman, again rejecting his choice for administrator. Full story...
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Small plane crash in western NC kills all 3 aboard

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A small private plane that took off in Florida has crashed at an airport in western North Carolina, killing all three people aboard. Full story...
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NC Treasurer sues bank over bad investment

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The North Carolina treasurer's office is suing the Bank of New York Mellon, saying an unauthorized investment resulted in a $70 million loss to the state employees' retirement fund. Full story...
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