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NC judge blocks taxpayer money to private schools

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videoA North Carolina judge is blocking a new law that would have allowed taxpayer money to go for tuition at private or religious schools. Full story...
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NC university board considers no tuition hike

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North Carolina's public university system is about to do without tuition increases next year for undergraduates who live in the state, though out-of-state students would see higher costs. Full story...
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James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad

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Singer-songwriter James Taylor is starring in a television ad for an environmental group urging North Carolina viewers to challenge efforts to allow natural gas exploration through fracking in the state where he grew up. Full story...
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Three North Carolina child service offices to close

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Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions. Full story...
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North Carolina officials report 8 more flu deaths

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Health officials in North Carolina say eight more people died of flu-related illnesses last week, raising the death toll to 74 for the season dating back to November. Full story...
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Lead prosecutor out in US Army general sex case

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The lead military prosecutor in the case against a US Army general facing sexual assault charges has resigned, two weeks before a court martial is set to begin. Full story...
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NC college systems making student transfers easier

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videoNorth Carolina's higher education system has a deal comparable to synchronizing traffic lights. The University of North Carolina and the State Board of Community Colleges will finalize an agreement Friday easing the way for students to transfer between the two systems without losing class credits. Full story...
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NC high school student dies from disease

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Orange County health officials say a 14-year-old student at East Chapel Hill High School has died from an illness linked to meningitis. Full story...
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Some NC lawmakers want to revise school calendar

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Some North Carolina lawmakers hope this year's winter storms will spark new discussion on the law on when schools can start and must end. Full story...
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Brannon files at North Carolina election board

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North Carolina U.S. Senate hopeful Greg Brannon has officially filed his paperwork to enter the race for the Republican nomination. Full story...
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NC Zoo opens volunteer recruitment campaign

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The North Carolina Zoo is looking for people who want to see the attraction from a different perspective. Full story...
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Cold weather means higher NC home heating prices

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The cold weather that came with the recent snow in North Carolina will mean higher heating bills. Full story...
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Prosecutors file new subpoenas over Dan River coal ash

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Federal prosecutors have served North Carolina's environmental agency with 20 additional subpoenas seeking documents and ordering state employees to testify before a grand jury. The move is part of a broadening criminal investigation triggered by a massive coal ash spill into the Dan River. Full story...
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Durham man charged in shooting of 5-month-old child

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Police in Durham have arrested a man in connection with the shooting of a 5-month-old girl. Arin Tavon Futrell, 21, is charged with felony negligent child abuse resulting in bodily injury. Full story...
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Raleigh woman convicted in death of stepsons' mom

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videoThe Raleigh woman accused in the death of her husband's former girlfriend has been convicted of second-degree murder. A Wake County jury returned the verdict Wednesday in the trial of 41-year-old Amanda Hayes. She was sentenced to a minimum of 13 years and a maximum of 16 1/2 years in prison. Full story...
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