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N.C.

Sanderson Farms to build poultry plant in Robeson County

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A poultry farm that was twice rejected, and then accepted by one county will locate elsewhere in North Carolina. Full story...
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Baby's imminent birth diverts jet flight to North Carolina

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A pregnant woman aboard an Atlanta-bound jet had to make an unscheduled stop in North Carolina to deliver her baby after her water broke in mid-flight and the plane was diverted. Full story...
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NC NAACP going to legislators' districts to call them out

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North Carolina's NAACP is singling out four Republican lawmakers for their opposition to Medicaid expansion and their support of elections changes by holding advocacy efforts in their home districts. Full story...
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Amusement ride bill has NC State Fair accident in mind

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videoA 2013 accident at the North Carolina State Fair is the catalyst for a bill increasing fines and the seriousness of criminal counts against those who operate carnival rides in an unlawful manner. Full story...
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Truck driver in Amtrak crash in NC has history of violations

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Court records show the truck driver whose oversized rig derailed an Amtrak passenger train and injured 55 people is a convicted felon with a long history of traffic citations. Full story...
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Investigators seek cause of Amtrak crash that injured 55

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State and federal investigators are piecing together how an oversized tractor-trailer came to be stopped on the tracks where an Amtrak passenger train derailed this week in North Carolina and why there was apparently no warning given to the engineer. Full story...
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Budget 1st test to see if NC lawmakers back reforms

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Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director says recommendations from a government reform study inserted in the governor's two-year spending proposal ultimately won't be successful unless the state makes efficiency a permanent objective. Full story...
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Witness: Truck on tracks for 8 minutes before Amtrak crash

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A huge truck with a state trooper escort was stuck in a railroad crossing with time enough to alert approaching trains, but there's no indication that Amtrak was warned before a passenger train crashed into the truck and injured 55 people. Full story...
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Commissioner, GOP legislators back NC insurance bills

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Republican lawmakers and Democratic state Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin back legislation they say would improve the process to set North Carolina homeowner insurance rates and give insurers a new way to cover huge losses after a hurricane. Full story...
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Official: Multistate crime rampage suspect kills self

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Authorities say one of two suspects arrested in a multistate crime rampage which included the deaths of a North Carolina couple has committed suicide in prison. Full story...
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