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Trial starting for murder of political strategist

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Jury selection is slated to start Monday in the trial of the man accused in the 2013 stabbing death of Democrat fundraiser Jamie Hahn. Full story...
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NC protests continue next week in Raleigh in run-up to march

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Protesters of policies backed by the North Carolina General Assembly and Gov. Pat McCrory will have a frequent presence in Raleigh leading up to a yearly march promoting what organizers call a "moral" agenda. The Rev. William Barber of the state NAACP talked Thursday about the run-up to the ninth annual rally Feb. 14 in downtown Raleigh. Full story...
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Legislators discuss economy on first day

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videoThe State Legislature was back in session Wednesday in Raleigh for their first full day of 2015. Full story...
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1st day bills filed at the NC General Assembly at-a-glance

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The first work day at the General Assembly usually brings an early flurry of bills. Nearly 30 were filed by late Wednesday afternoon in the House and Senate. Full story...
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Charlotte, Triangle selected to receive Google Fiber service

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Google says Charlotte and the Research Triangle area are getting its Internet and TV service that provides data at high speed. In February, Google announced it would work with 34 cities in nine metropolitan areas to explore bringing Google Fiber to those communities. Full story...
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Courts, revenues could alter NC legislature's school agenda

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The public school agenda at the upcoming General Assembly session will almost certainly involve raising minimum salaries for teachers and considering what merit pay should look like in North Carolina. Otherwise, the K-12 education agenda before the Legislature is largely up in the air heading into Wednesday, when lawmakers reconvene for this year's work period. Full story...
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Judge probes if NC schools move weakens learning standard

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A top North Carolina school official says a change that describes children as on-track in their learning progress though they still need help is part of setting higher academic expectations. Superior Court Judge Howard Manning Jr. held a hearing Wednesday to look into whether state education officials are obeying their constitutional obligation to give every North Carolina child the opportunity to have a sound, basic education. Full story...
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NC legislator going unaffiliated, wants to caucus with GOP

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A state House member from the Outer Banks announced Wednesday he's switching his voter registration from Democrat to unaffiliated and hopes to caucus with the Republican majority beginning with the new legislative session starting this month. Second-term Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk disclosed his decision Wednesday, a week before lawmakers return to Raleigh to elect new chamber leaders. Full story...
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Mark Martin installed as NC chief justice for 8-year term

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North Carolina's top judge says he'll keep working for the next eight years to carry out his platform of court efficiency and timely justice as he did in leading the state court system the previous four months. A standing room-only crowd of judges, five former chief justices, Gov. Pat McCrory and well-wishers of Chief Justice Mark Martin attended his installation ceremony Monday in the courtroom of the Supreme Court. Others watched video feeds at two remote locations in Raleigh. Full story...
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Possum Drop's future again uncertain in NC

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The use of a wild opossum during an annual New Year's Eve celebration in the North Carolina mountains again is uncertain after a Wake County judge agreed to block a General Assembly law approved this year. Superior Court Judge Bryan Collins granted a preliminary injunction Friday related to the Possum Drop in Brasstown. WRAL-TV reports Collins found People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other groups were likely to win their lawsuit, so he granted their motion. Full story...
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