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NC council approves lease to create Dix park

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The North Carolina Council of State has approved a plan to convert the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a new city park. Full story...
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Tow truck drivers help people use Hatteras road

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After Hurricane Sandy hit more than a month ago, visitors and residents were stuck with two ways on and off Hatteras Island, and both involved hours-long ferry rides. Full story...
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National debt group launches NC lobbying effort

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A national group pressuring Congress and the White House to cut America's $16 trillion national debt is launching a North Carolina chapter. Full story...
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NC gets post-election look at monthly jobless rate

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The elections are over and North Carolina can see if the state's unemployment rate was improving in October. Full story...
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Democrats send Jesse Jackson, Alicia Keys to NC

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Rev. Jesse Jackson visits university campuses in Durham and Chapel Hill, and singer Alicia Keys in Greensboro and Raleigh to promote early voting efforts Friday. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Robert Phifer dies spurring founding of NC Museum of Art

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On October 16, 1928, Robert Phifer, an art collector and native North Carolinian, died. He bequeathed seventy-five paintings and over $1 million to the North Carolina Art Society. The next year the first in a series of temporary art exhibition spaces opened in the Agriculture Building in Raleigh. Full story...
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New NC lab, medical examiner's office to open

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is scheduled to cut the ribbon on a new facility to house the State Laboratory of Public Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Full story...
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NC museum exhibit features Scotty McCreery items

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Fans of country music singer Scotty McCreery have already snapped up all the tickets to his two performances later this month at the N.C. State Fair. Now they also have the chance to look at some of his memorabilia. Full story...
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Flags to fly at half-staff for State Capitol chief

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North Carolina flags will fly at half-staff at the capitol to honor State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter, who died last week at the age of 49. Full story...
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NASCAR CEO France fights to keep divorce private

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The head of the closely held company that stages NASCAR races is fighting to keep the public out of hearings and documents related to a North Carolina battle with his ex-wife over their high-dollar divorce settlement. Full story...
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NC woman gets White House honor for PTA work

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A North Carolina woman is being honored at the White House for her dedication to the Parent Teacher Association. Full story...
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Authorities investigate Raleigh home explosion

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Authorities are probing the root of an explosion that caused a fire at a home in north Raleigh. Full story...
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Film about Lejeune water to be shown in Raleigh

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The award-winning documentary about the toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune is getting a showing in Raleigh that includes a tribute to the Bladen County man who led the fight to disclose information about the contamination. Full story...
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Hampstead man shot at concert in Raleigh

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A Hampstead man is still in the hospital after being shot at a concert in Raleigh Friday night. Raleigh Police say Travis Pollard, 36, was shot while leaving a Jason Aldean concert. Full story...
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NC business groups warn of pending US budget cuts

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Federal budget cuts that will slash spending for schools, transportation and health programs is drawing attention from North Carolina businesses with defense contracts. Full story...
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