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NC State Fair

Worker hurt while dismantling other version of Vortex ride at State Fair

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videoA worker dismantling a ride at the North Carolina State Fair has been hurt. Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long says the man was injured when a piece of a ride called The Vortex fell on him around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Full story...
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Wine samples available near NC State Fair

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Wine samples are almost available at the North Carolina State Fair, for the first time. Full story...
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E. coli at NC county fair like 2011 State Fair bug

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State health officials say the strain of E. coli bacteria that caused a fatal outbreak at the Cleveland County Fair is similar to the bug that sickened two dozen visitors to last year's state fair. Full story...
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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year

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Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever. Full story...
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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair

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Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria. Full story...
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NC museum exhibit features Scotty McCreery items

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Fans of country music singer Scotty McCreery have already snapped up all the tickets to his two performances later this month at the N.C. State Fair. Now they also have the chance to look at some of his memorabilia. Full story...
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NC lawmakers look at cost of museums, fairs

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North Carolina legislators are sizing up how much money is being spent on state attractions from museums at the state fair. Full story...
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Animal building ID'd as source of State Fair E. coli cases

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Health and agriculture officials say a building that houses sheep, goats and pigs at the North Carolina State Fair is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened 27 people. Full story...
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NC officials say E. coli victims all visited fair

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State health officials say the North Carolina State Fair is the focus of the investigation of an E. coli outbreak that has made at least nine people sick. Full story...
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Attendance tops 1 million at NC State Fair

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More than 1 million people visited the North Carolina State Fair, for the second year in a row. Full story...
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