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NC Supreme Court race too close to call

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Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina's Supreme Court, but the race is still too close to call. Full story...
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Martin beats out Brunswick County's Lewis for Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Mark Martin has won election to an eight-year term on North Carolina's Supreme Court. He beat Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis of Southport capturing about 70 percent of the vote, according to returns tabulated by The Associated Press. Full story...
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Chief justice debate missing a candidate

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videoCandidates for state Supreme Court Chief Justice were scheduled to debate Tuesday in Brunswick County, but only one showed. Brunswick County Resident Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis and newly-appointed Chief Justice Mark Martin were slated to debate this evening, but Martin decided not to show up and send a surrogate instead. Full story...
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NC chief justice discusses overturned murder cases

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North Carolina's chief justice says the reversal of two convictions in a Robeson County murder illustrates the dangers of an underfunded criminal justice system. Full story...
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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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