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N.C.

McComas among House committee leaders

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Incoming House Speaker Rep. Thom Tillis announced several committee leadership assignments today, including one for New Hanover County's Danny McComas. Full story...
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NC panel completes SBI work, full Legislature next

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A legislative panel examining North Carolina's crime lab has recommended changes to promote confidence and integrity in the lab's work. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmother faces bigamy charge

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The stepmother of a disabled North Carolina girl who died under mysterious circumstances has been indicted on a charge of bigamy. Full story...
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Chinese delegation visits NC for investment pitch

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China's president is making a state visit to the United States and Chinese business and government leaders are making a side visit to North Carolina as both countries aim to increase trade. Full story...
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Jordan's son turns heads for Central Florida hoops

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Marcus Jordan has never shied away from being the son of NBA great Michael Jordan. Now the sophomore guard is finding his own identity at Central Florida. Full story...
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Two NC colleges tap student fees for Rose Parade

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The two North Carolina public universities whose marching bands performed in the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year's Day are using student fees to pay for what donations didn't cover. Full story...
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NC restaurant worker shoots two robbers, killing one

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Charlotte police say a restaurant employee shot two would-be robbers, killing one of them. Full story...
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NC Marine division gets new commander

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A career infantryman who's served at every level of the Marine Corps is taking over as commander of a North Carolina-based Marine division. Full story...
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NCDOT: Thawing and refreezing snow and ice will pose problem for several days

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NC Department of Transportation crews continue to respond to the winter storm, which is having varying impacts not only in different regions of the state, but also within parts of the same county. Motorists are reminded to allow plenty of room for NCDOT trucks to plow and spread salt and sand. Full story...
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NC officials get details on Duke-Progress deal

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The financial combination of Duke Energy and Progress Energy won't lead to too many changes for their North Carolina customers and regulators. Full story...
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NC advocate wants Duke-Progress merger savings

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North Carolina's chief consumer advocate for utilities says state regulators will insist on ratepayers getting some of the savings from the merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue back in NC after family vacation

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Gov. Bev Perdue is back in North Carolina after a week out of the country on a family vacation. Full story...
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Shuler to carry gun after Giffords attack

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A North Carolina congressman says he'll carry a gun when he attends public events in his district's mountain communities after last weekend's assassination attempt on one of his colleagues. Full story...
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Weather cancels meetings on coastal energy issues

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The adverse winter weather conditions throughout eastern and central North Carolina have forced the cancellation of all three scheduled public outreach sessions with Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy planned this week for Wilmington, Morehead City and Manteo. Full story...
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NC appeals court considers incentives lawsuit

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A North Carolina appeals court is taking a new look at a lawsuit arguing the millions taxpayers spent to get a culinary and hospitality school to move to Charlotte should be repaid. Full story...
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