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GOP remains comfortably in charge at NC statehouse
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:28pm.

Several million dollars from independent groups on top of an expensive US Senate race that negatively portrayed the Republican agenda in Raleigh helped Democrats knock off a few GOP incumbents at the North Carolina legislature on Election Day.

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Medical examiner: Missing App St. student killed herself
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:25pm.

The North Carolina medical examiner's office has ruled that the death of a freshmen at Appalachian State University was a suicide.

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AT&T to hire more than 160 in North Carolina
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:58am.

AT&T says it is hiring worker for more than 160 jobs in North Carolina as part of its effort to enhance and expand its wireless and wireline networks.

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Bank of America taking $400M litigation charge
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 7:58pm.

Bank of America says it is taking a $400 million charge to cover additional litigation costs and cut its results for the third quarter. The Charlotte, North Carolina, company says it is in talks with U.S. banking regulators about its foreign exchange business. Citigroup cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million on Oct. 30 for similar reasons.

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NC orders Duke to redo coal ash monitoring plans
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:10pm.

videoNorth Carolina regulators have ordered Duke Energy to resubmit its proposal for assessing the extent of groundwater contamination leaking from 33 coal ash dumps across the state after deeming the company's current plans "inadequate."

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Former Charlotte mayor gets house arrest for illegal vote
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:08pm.

A federal judge is placing the former mayor of North Carolina's largest city under house arrest until he begins serving a nearly four year sentence for taking bribes.

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Court official defends directive to NC magistrates
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:03pm.

The chief administrator of North Carolina's courts says magistrates are duty-bound to marry gay couples and says he finds no federal law or rulings that would exempt them based on religious beliefs opposing same-sex marriage.

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US schools head sees college prep in rural areas
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:26am.

US Education Secretary Arne Duncan is in North Carolina to hear about an experiment that strives to prepare rural students for college.

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Chester City councilman killed in shooting
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:49pm.

The Chester County Sheriff says a city councilman has died after a drive-by shooting. Sheriff Alex Underwood told local media outlets that Chester City Councilman Odell Williams was shot Tuesday night. Underwood says no arrests have been made. He says detectives are working to locate some suspects, whom he would not identify Wednesday.

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NC panel eyes unannounced fracking inspections
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:34pm.

Hearing officers who studied public comments on fracking in North Carolina are recommending that rules be revised to allow unannounced inspections of hydraulic fracturing operations. The report was prepared by three members of the state Mining and Energy Commission for the full board to consider at meetings starting Thursday.

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