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Family plans to mark Billy Graham's 96th birthday

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Forget about another big birthday blowout for the Rev. Billy Graham. Graham plans to celebrate his 96th birthday Friday with family and friends. Last year, 900 people attended a two-hour party for the North Carolina-born evangelist at an Asheville hotel. Full story...
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Tillis sensed victory over Hagan about 2 weeks ago

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North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court race too close to call

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Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina's Supreme Court, but the race is still too close to call. Full story...
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Elections board reports record midterm turnout

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State officials say voters have set a record for ballots cast in a midterm election in North Carolina. Full story...
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Martin beats out Brunswick County's Lewis for Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Mark Martin has won election to an eight-year term on North Carolina's Supreme Court. He beat Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis of Southport capturing about 70 percent of the vote, according to returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Man sentenced in special deputy US marshal's death

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Authorities say a Kinston man was sentenced to life in prison for first-degree murder in the death of a special deputy U.S. marshal. Lamont Byrd was sentenced Monday in the death of Warren Lewis III, who also was an investigator with the Nash County Sheriff's Office and was assigned to a federal regional fugitive force. Full story...
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Two NC ski resorts open on heels of weekend snow

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Two out of North Carolina's half-dozen ski resorts are open for business and fun after an early snow hit parts of the state's mountains. Sugar Mountain Resort and Cataloochee Ski Area opened Sunday for their winter season Sunday. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan focus on ground game on last day

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videoThe top candidates in North Carolina's $100 million Senate race who flooded televisions with messages for months are now emphasizing individual contact as the deciding factor on Election Day. Full story...
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NC patient tests negative for Ebola

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videoA preliminary test of a patient at Duke University Hospital in Durham has come back negative for Ebola, state officials said this morning. Full story...
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Weekend snow possible in NC mountains

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The first snow of the season could fall this weekend in the mountains of western North Carolina. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for 11 counties from Friday evening through Saturday evening. Full story...
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