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N.C.

Perdue wants more education funds from lawmakers

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina's school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors. Full story...
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Springsteen addresses death penalty on NC stop

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Bruce Springsteen is coming to Greensboro, but while music is the order of the day he'll be doing more than playing his hits. Full story...
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Hagan urges black farmers to file claims in case

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Sen. Kay Hagan is urging black farmers in North Carolina to file claims in a landmark $1.25 billion settlement with the federal government before time runs out. Full story...
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Durham County officials hope to identify woman

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Durham County officials are looking for help in identifying a woman who arrived in the area about two years ago without any identification and who has been diagnosed with catatonic schizophrenia. Full story...
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1st-generation American wins NC spelling bee

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A seventh-grader who is a first-generation American has won the Winston-Salem Journal Regional Spelling Bee and will head to the national finals. Full story...
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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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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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