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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

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Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court rejects emergency voucher release

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The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request for the emergency release of voucher funds during their appeal of a court decision that declared the program unconstitutional. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the court offered little explanation for the Tuesday's decision. Full story...
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Lee takes Senate oath from judge appointed to NC Supreme Court

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator took his oath of office from the newly-appointed NC Supreme Court justice today in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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videoThe state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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A Republican Court of Appeals judge will join the state Supreme Court two months before he's scheduled to be on the ballot to run for the same seat on North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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Judge Lewis fires back after Martin named next Chief Justice

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videoA battle between two Republicans in the non-partisan race for North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice took an interesting turn today, when Gov. Pat McCrory said he will appoint one of the candidates to the post. Full story...
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UPDATE: City Council backs court ruling on towing cost cap

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videoWilmington City Council removed the cap on towing fees related to private property Tuesday night. The decision came after the State Supreme Court ruled that cities cannot regulate those charges when a towing company picks up your car from private property, like an apartment complex. Full story...
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NC court frees taxpayer money to private schools

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Advocates for using taxpayer money for tuition at private or religious schools have new hope after North Carolina's Supreme Court removed a lower judge's order blocking the program's start this fall. The high court on Wednesday said the program could go ahead while lawsuits are being debated in court. Full story...
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Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court

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North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. Full story...
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NC justices will not delay 2014 elections

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videoThe 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina's highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider whether the most recent version of election districts are legal. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court ponders legality of redistricting

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The legal fight over North Carolina's legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC justices dismiss redistricting recusal motion

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The North Carolina Supreme Court has again declined to force a colleague to recuse himself from upcoming redistricting arguments because of spending by groups supporting his re-election campaign last year. Full story...
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NC high court says Pre-K complaint is moot

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North Carolina's Supreme Court says an appeal of a complaint involving changes in a pre-kindergarten program for needy children is moot because lawmakers have fixed the problem. Full story...
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NC regulators uphold Duke Energy rate hike

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North Carolina regulators are again approving a 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy Carolinas customers. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court blocks sex offenders from social media

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videoThe North Carolina Supreme Court has granted a stay requested by Attorney General Roy Cooper that will keep registered sex offenders from using social media websites. Full story...
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