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Former NC lawmaker enters guilty plea to federal charge

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A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded guilty to the theft of $150,000 from a federally funded rural development program he founded. Full story...
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NC Sen. Burr announces staff, events for 2016 campaign

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Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is getting his 2016 re-election bid in North Carolina underway with campaign fundraising events and by hiring a campaign staff. Burr announced Monday he would hold campaign events in several North Carolina cities over the next few months. He also plans events in Washington, the first of which will occur Wednesday. Full story...
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Fayetteville Vet Center moves, offers expanded services

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The Fayetteville Vet Center has moved to a new location where it will offer expanded counseling services. Full story...
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Fayetteville Vet Center moving to new location

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Fayetteville Vet Center moving to new location. New location will be open January 26. Full story...
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$300,000 in wine stolen from famed restaurant found in NC

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More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley, California, restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar in North Carolina. Full story...
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Changing how to buy paper, lab supplies saves NC money

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Gov. Pat McCrory says North Carolina government is on track to save more than $30 million over three years just because it's changed how it buys things like office paper and laboratory supplies. Full story...
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UPDATE: Durham man claims share of Carolina Cash 5 ticket jackpot

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A Durham man has claimed his share of a winning Carolina Cash 5 ticket. The North Carolina Education Lottery says the winning ticket was purchased Aug. 8 and was set to expire Feb. 4. Full story...
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2 ex-UNC athletes sue school, NCAA over academic failures

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Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA, saying neither is doing enough to ensure athletes receive a quality education. Full story...
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Death toll from flu in NC exceeds 2013-14 total

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State health officials say the death toll from the flu in North Carolina has surpassed the total for all of 2013-14 with word of 15 more deaths last week. Full story...
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Judge probes if NC schools move weakens learning standard

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A top North Carolina school official says a change that describes children as on-track in their learning progress though they still need help is part of setting higher academic expectations. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. held a hearing Wednesday to look into whether state education officials are obeying their constitutional obligation to give every North Carolina child the opportunity to have a sound, basic education. Full story...
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