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Bob Etheridge defends the new job governor gave him

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WTVD-TV pressed Governor Beverly Perdue and former Congressman Bobby Etheridge why he was given a temporary government-funded job and a near six-figure salary to hand out unused stimulus funds. Full story...
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NC Senate committee approves malpractice changes

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A Republican effort to change medical malpractice lawsuit rules and place a limit on certain monetary damages for patients in North Carolina has cleared a significant hurdle in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Jury says ex-doctor guilty in NC ballerina's death

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A jury has found a former Raleigh doctor guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other charges in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina who perished in a car crash. Full story...
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NC Zoo loses chimp during routine dental treatment

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The mother of the first chimpanzee born at the North Carolina Zoo in 12 years has died after anesthesia for a routine medical problem. Full story...
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NC jury resuming deliberations in ex-doctor's case

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A jury is set to resume deliberations in the trial of a former Raleigh doctor accused in the death of a 20-year-old ballerina. Full story...
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Toddler fatally shot on Goldsboro playground

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Police say they are searching for a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl who was hit by a stray bullet during a gunfight at a Goldsboro apartment complex. Full story...
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Goolsby wants US 17 renamed to honor Marines at cost of $100k

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Sen. Thom Goolsby has sponsored a bill in the state legislature to designate US 17 as US Marine Corps Highway. The bill calls for $100,000 of Department of Transportation funds be allocated to pay for signage for the road. Full story...
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DA faces tall order in NC girl's murder case

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The stepmother of Zahra Baker has been charged with murder in the little girl's death, but securing a conviction won't be easy. Full story...
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Perdue spending several days in Washington

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Gov. Bev Perdue is starting a five-day trip to Washington with a visit to the White House with other Democratic governors to talk with President Obama about how states can work together on the economy. Full story...
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New charges in Fort Bragg soldier stabbing death

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A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a fellow paratrooper last year in Iraq now faces additional charges of negligent homicide and obstructing justice. Full story...
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Hope Mills man charged with starting wildfire

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The North Carolina Forest Service has cited a man it says caused a 1,100-acre wildfire still burning in eastern Cumberland County. Full story...
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Property in NC coastal counties loses value

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Recent tax valuations in Brunswick and Carteret counties show property prices have dropped by more than 25 percent since the peak of the coastal real estate bubble. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Navy, Air Force to play 3-game series in Kinston

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North Carolina's reputation as the nation's most military friendly state takes on a new spin as two baseball teams come to the state for a weekend series. Full story...
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NC AG: Office shouldn't defend unenforceable law

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office shouldn't defend in court a challenge to the health care overhaul approved by North Carolina legislators if it becomes state law because the measure is unenforceable. Full story...
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