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Sylva funeral home owner charged with fraud

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A man who owns a funeral home in Sylva and his wife have been arrested and charged with obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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MLK weekend for NC workers begins with observance

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North Carolina state workers will begin the Rev. Martin Luther King holiday weekend with the annual observance of the civil rights leader's accomplishments and how public employees are living out a legacy of improving race and human relations. Full story...
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NC panel to recommend sterilization compensation

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A North Carolina committee is scheduled to recommend financial compensation for the hundreds of living victims of the state's eugenics-based sterilization program. Full story...
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NC AG argues Duke wants too much in rate increase

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North Carolina's attorney general is taking a stand against Duke Energy's proposed electricity rate increase. Full story...
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NC gov names judicial nominating panel members

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Gov. Beverly Perdue's choices for a panel that will recommend potential appointees for North Carolina judgeships include a sheriff, a former chief justice and a previous U.S. Senate candidate. Full story...
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Perdue's veto now considered by NC Legislature

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The North Carolina Legislature is meeting again in Raleigh because Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law creating a new way for death-row prisoners to appeal their sentences based on racial discrimination. Full story...
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Businessweek names Raleigh best place to live

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It appears 2012 will not be the year when list-makers get over their Raleigh crush. Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked Raleigh the best place to live in the U.S. Durham also made the magazine's list, coming in at No. 37. Full story...
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NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas

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Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoods. Full story...
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Raleigh citations for begging top 400 this year

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North Carolina's capital city is pushing panhandlers out of its downtown district and nearby areas, with police issuing more than 400 citations this year. Full story...
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NC residents wary of railroad expansion project

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Cumberland County authorities are searching for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and kidnapping their two-year-old daughter after stealing a neighbor's car at gunpoint. Full story...
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Professor appeals ruling on lawsuit over NCSU job

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A professor who says her remarks about a Palestinian film cost her a job at North Carolina State University wants the state Supreme Court to review her case. Full story...
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Raleigh fire captain dies in wreck; daughter hurt

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Officials say a Raleigh fire captain is dead after a traffic accident in which his daughter was seriously injured. Full story...
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NC governor to call Legislature back Jan. 4

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Gov. Beverly Perdue will tell the North Carolina Legislature to return to Raleigh early next month to consider her veto of a bill to do away with a 2009 law that addressed racial bias in the death penalty. Full story...
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NC serial killer's lawyer says confession coerced

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Defense attorneys are asking a North Carolina appeals court to reconsider the life prison sentence for a serial killer. Full story...
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Pace of resolving NC map lawsuits heard in court

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The pace and method for refereeing lawsuits challenging North Carolina's redrawn legislative and congressional seats are the focus of the first court hearing on the Republican-written redistricting plans. Full story...
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