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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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Duke Law School alum hopes $5M gift spurs others

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A Duke Law School graduate and his wife have donated $5 million to the school in hopes of prompting contributions from others. Full story...
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Fire at NC coastal marina injures 3, damages boats

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A cleanup is in progress at a coastal North Carolina marina after a fire damaged more than two-dozen boats and injured three people. Full story...
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NC A&T's trainer urged against sickle cell test

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Officials at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro say the school's top athletic trainer counseled coaches to save money by not testing for sickle cell trait days before a student died from the disease. Full story...
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Bidding gets NC retirees cheaper dental insurance

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Retired state and local government workers in North Carolina could save about $130 a year on vision and dental insurance after the state treasurer went shopping. Full story...
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Fort Bragg sniper begins appeal of life sentence

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A former Army marksman who shot 18 soldiers and killed an officer at Fort Bragg is appealing the life prison sentence for the 1995 crimes. Full story...
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Presumed Blackbeard booty on display at NC museum

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New booty is going on display after it was collected from the shipwreck believed to be Blackbeard's pirate flagship. Full story...
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SBI touts DNA database as crime-fighting tool

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The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation is touting the effectiveness of its crime-fighting DNA database a month before a significant expansion. Full story...
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NC students can find teaching materials on iTunes

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A wealth of curriculum and professional development material for teachers and students in North Carolina can now be found in a familiar place: iTunes. Full story...
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911 call says hunter shot soldier at Fort Bragg

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A recording of a 911 call shows a Montana soldier killed on a recreational trail at Fort Bragg was accidentally shot by a hunter. Full story...
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Elizabeth Edwards leaves husband John out of will

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The will Elizabeth Edwards signed days before her death last month makes no mention of her estranged husband and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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