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N.C.

Official: Charlotte teen possibly fell from plane

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An airport official says investigators are looking into the possibility that a Charlotte teenager whose mutilated body was found on a suburban Boston street may have fallen from a plane. Full story...
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NC judge orders rehiring of fired K-9 trooper

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A North Carolina judge is ordering the Highway Patrol to rehire a trooper fired for mistreating his K-9 partner. Full story...
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NC elections board meeting to certify results

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The State Board of Elections is meeting to certify the results of an election that saw Republicans gain ground across North Carolina. Full story...
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Judge says hearing scheduled in Easley probe

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Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens said Monday that there will be a hearing in Wake County on Tuesday. Rowan County District Attorney Bill Kenerly has been reviewing whether Easley or others broke campaign finance laws. Full story...
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Most NC highways clear for Thanksgiving

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Most road construction in North Carolina is being suspended for Thanksgiving so motorists can get to the dinner table before all the turkey is gone. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol launches sober driving campaign

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The leader of the North Carolina Highway Patrol is helping to launch a campaign to urge motorists to avoid impaired and reckless driving during the holidays. Full story...
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NC Symphony takes Holiday Pops music on the road

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Conductors William Henry Curry and Jeffrey Pollock lead the orchestra in Holiday Pops beginning Tuesday at the Paramount Theatre in Goldsboro. The performances continue through Dec. 16, when the symphony ends its tour at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Full story...
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NC ag commissioner to tout state's Christmas trees

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With halls about to be decked and bells ready to jingle, North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is ready to talk about the final touch for Christmas. Full story...
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Dell finally ends production at NC computer plant

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Computer maker Dell Inc. is putting its Winston-Salem manufacturing plant into mothballs. Full story...
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3-year-old NC boy killed with muzzle-loading rifle

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A three-year-old North Carolina boy has been shot and killed by his father, who was showing another son how to fire the muzzle-loading rifle. The Union County Sheriff's Office told multiple media outlets the victim was Jesse David Simpson. Full story...
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Missing NC teen's body found mutilated in Massachusetts

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Norfolk District Attorney William Keating said in a statement Sunday that fingerprint analysis has confirmed that the body found Nov. 15 in Milton is 16-year-old Delvonte Tisdale of Charlotte. Full story...
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Tillis is NC GOP's choice to be House speaker

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House Republicans have chosen Rep. Thom Tillis as their nominee to become the next speaker of the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Man sentenced to death for killing Meals on Wheels volunteer

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A North Carolina jury has sentenced a man to death for killing a 77-year-old Meals on Wheels volunteer and to life without parole for beating one of her clients to death. Full story...
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UNC system schools raise tuition for 2011-12

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Trustees at two North Carolina universities have approved tuition increases for next fall to help cover as much as a 15 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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NC GOP chairman Fetzer to step down in January

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Tom Fetzer has told state GOP leaders he's stepping down as North Carolina Republican Party chairman in mid-January. Full story...
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