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McCrory's $1 billion borrow for roads questioned

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videoThere are questions about Gov. Pat McCrory's plan to borrow $1 billion for new highway construction. Full story...
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NC official: Japanese trip will pay dividends

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North Carolina's top economic development official says the state is aggressively trying to land a foreign automaker. As part of the plan, Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker visited Japan last week where she met with business interests. Full story...
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Anti-Hagan group holding rallies this week in NC

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A conservative fiscal watchdog group is holding more than a dozen meetings across North Carolina this week seeking to build opposition to U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan as she seeks re-election in November. The "Call Out Kay" tour by the state chapter of Americans for Prosperity began Monday, with stops scheduled in Asheville, Hickory and Greensboro. They say they will have nationally-known guests at several rallies, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson and national AFP head Tim Phillips. Full story...
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Cary man pleads guilty in wife's death in 2008

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A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Multiple media outlets reported that 40-year-old Brad Cooper pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on Monday in Raleigh. Full story...
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Hoke County to be tested for wind power

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A Florida company is building a 196-foot tower in Hoke County to determine whether the area has enough wind to generate electricity. The Fayetteville Observer reported that NextEra Energy Resources is building the tower near Lumber Bridge. Equipment on the tower will measure wind speeds for up to five years. Full story...
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Man facing murder charge in businessman's death denied bond again

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Authorities in Onslow County have rejected three requests for bond for a man accused in the death of a business owner who was shot in the head as he slept. Full story...
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Forest promotes NC 'I Support Teachers' plate

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Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the public can help boost North Carolina public school teacher compensation in the long run by requesting a specialty license plate authorized by the General Assembly this year. Full story...
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NC checks August joblessness, US conditions better

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video A new snapshot of North Carolina's most-watched economic indicator is being revealed. The national unemployment rate dropped in August to 6.2 percent, but only because some of those out of work gave up looking. Full story...
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More NC ads from Hagan and allies, Koch group

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More ads are filling North Carolina's airwaves in the US Senate race, considered one of the most expensive in the country. Full story...
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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

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Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. Full story...
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NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options

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North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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NC: 2,757 Labor Day drunken driving arrests

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State officials say nearly 2,800 people were arrested for drunken driving during North Carolina's "Booze It & Lose It" Labor Day campaign. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to sweepstakes fraud in NC

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A man has pleaded guilty in North Carolina for his role in a sweepstakes fraud scheme that prosecutors say focused on elderly Americans. Full story...
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NC conservative group wants death penalty reviewed

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Some North Carolina political conservatives want state lawmakers to consider whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without parole due to recently vacated murder cases. Full story...
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Police: No evidence ASU student was killed

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North Carolina police say there is no evidence that an Appalachian State University student was killed, adding that the subject of a week-long search was intent on harming herself. Full story...
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