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Fayetteville city manager resigns amid pressure

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Fayetteville's city manager is stepping down amid pressure from City Council members unhappy with him opposing the council's vote to end a type of police search where officers do not have a warrant. Full story...
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Charlotte lawyer withdraws from Edwards defense

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A well-known Charlotte defense lawyer has plans to withdraw from the team representing John Edwards in his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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As governor, legislature fight for ferry fares, business owners worry

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videoIt hasn't happened yet, but riding a ferry in North Carolina could soon cost more. The legislature required the Department of Transportation to raise more revenue from ferry riders, but a recent executive order by the governor has temporarily stopped that plan. People in southport are still worried about the possibility of a hike. Full story...
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NC Republicans could see contested prez primary

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North Carolina Republicans are looking more likely to get their chance to help choose a presidential nominee after Super Tuesday failed to materialize as the clincher for front-runner Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Obama urges shift to new energy technologies during NC visit

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday made his most urgent appeal yet for the nation to wean itself from oil, calling it a "fuel of the past" and demanding that the United States broaden its approach to energy. Full story...
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Gingrich presses ahead

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After winning one state -- Georgia -- on Super Tuesday, Newt Gingrich says he'll press ahead, and will "wait and see how the race goes." Full story...
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Romney a narrow winner in Ohio

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It's a narrow win -- but still a win -- for Mitt Romney in Ohio. Romney has 38 percent of the vote to Rick Santorum's 37 percent, with 99 percent of precincts reporting. Full story...
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Perdue friend asks judge to throw out flights case

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A friend of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has asked a judge to throw out criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes provided to the Democratic politician. Full story...
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President plans visit to NC truck plant

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President Barack Obama is planning another trip to North Carolina, this time visiting a truck plant that has been hiring new workers to help fill an uptick in orders. Full story...
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NC revenues remain ahead of targets for budget

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North Carolina state government revenues remain slightly ahead of projections during this fiscal year, but the Legislature's top economist warns that slow employment and potential recessions in other countries could drag collections down. Full story...
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Dalton rolls out endorsement list for NC governor

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says he has the support of more than 100 current and former elected officials in his bid for North Carolina governor. Full story...
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Edwards adds sex tape case lawyers to defense team

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Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards has added two Greensboro lawyers who recently represented his mistress in a legal fight over the couple's sex tape to the defense team for his upcoming criminal trial. Full story...
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GOP presidential candidates facing unexpected headwinds

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It's not a happy time for Republicans seeking the White House. Ahead of Super Tuesday contests, they're being thrown on the defensive over birth control and comments by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and tripped up by subjects bearing little relation to Americans' everyday concerns. All the while, President Obama's ratings are climbing. Full story...
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Former Perdue staffer pleads not guilty to charges

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A former aide to Gov. Bev Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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Etheridge at home to begin NC governor campaign

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One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest. Full story...
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