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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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NC appeals court sides with killer's release claim

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The state Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 Tuesday that the case of Bobby E. Bowden of Fayetteville is different from another case which saw the state Supreme Court decide in 2010 that a life sentence means life. Full story...
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Judge Hunter to seek NC Supreme Court seat in 2014

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A Court of Appeals judge says he wants to move up to North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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Martin says he'll run for NC chief justice in 2014

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The senior associate justice on North Carolina's Supreme Court says he'll run for the chief justice's post in next year's statewide election. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court overturns Duke Energy rate hike

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North Carolina's highest court has overturned a substantial rate hike sought by Duke Energy and approved by state utilities regulators. Full story...
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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes

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Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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NC justices side with lawmakers on map disclosures

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The North Carolina state Supreme Court has sided with legislative leaders who withheld certain information received from state-funded private attorneys about redistricting maps in 2011, ruling that those documents can be confidential. Full story...
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Fish story lands in NC's high court, $1M on line

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The crew of the fishing charter boat Citation landed a record 880-pound marlin in one of the country's richest deep-sea fishing tournaments, but the fight continues for the $910,000 prize. Full story...
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