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NC House 1 vote away from passing $21B budget

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The North Carolina House is closing in on approving a $21 billion budget full of cuts, policy shifts and a raise for public school teachers averaging 7 percent. Full story...
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Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

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The North Carolina Senate has adjourned without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its 33 leaky coal ash dumps in the state. The move comes nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with sludge. Full story...
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Crews work to stop sunken ships leaking oil off NC

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Experts say there are at least 13 ships sunk off the North Carolina coast that could leak oil. Full story...
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Durham assistant police chief sues city

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Durham Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes is suing the city and Police Chief Jose Lopez, alleging civil rights violations. Full story...
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NC weighs giving upfront money for promised jobs

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North Carolina lawmakers are considering breaking with a generation of state job-hunting efforts and giving corporations upfront money to move. Full story...
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Parents of missing teen charged with theft

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The adoptive parents of missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons are facing federal conspiracy and theft of fund charges. Casey and Sandy Parsons were arrested Wednesday in Fayetteville, where they moved after Erica disappeared. Full story...
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Three dead in Fayetteville shooting that wounded deputies

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Cumberland County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were hurt Wednesday morning in a shootout that left the suspect and two others dead, including a child. Full story...
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

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Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

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Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban faces uncertain future

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videoNNorth Carolina's attorney general has decided to stop fighting for the state's gay marriage ban. This comes after a federal appeals court ruled that Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Three teens charged in Durham bus explosion

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Three teens have been arrested after an explosion on a city bus in Durham last week. No one was hurt when what police called a "Draino bomb" exploded on a bus July 22. Full story...
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Duke agrees to $1.2B deal with ElectriCities

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Duke Energy Progress has agreed to purchase the generating capacity of ElectriCities in a $1.2 billion deal expected to translate into lower power bills for thousands of eastern North Carolina residents. Full story...
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Groups express concern about coal ash bill

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Environmental groups are asking two key North Carolina lawmakers to change legislation they say weakens the state's protections against coal ash pollution. The Southern Environmental Law Center and other groups sent a letter Friday to Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis outlining serious concerns with coal ash legislation in a conference committee. Full story...
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NC House fails to concur on moped regulations

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The North Carolina House has rejected a Senate version of a bill creating new regulations for mopeds. The House voted 51-54 Thursday against concurring on a bill that would have required insurance and registration with the state for mopeds. Full story...
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