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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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Trooper zaps trainee in buttocks

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Ouch! A State Highway Patrol training officer horsing around at the magistrates office in the Wake County Jail last month accidentally stunned a trainee in the buttock with a Taser. It happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 27, when the training officer pulled the trigger of his Taser without a cartridge loaded. That makes a loud popping noise, but doesn’t fire the weapon. Full story...
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Duke-Progress merger facing competition worries

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The merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy to form the country's largest electric company is not getting the approval needed by federal regulators. Full story...
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NC billboards to express support for immigrants

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A Raleigh-based nonprofit is unveiling a statewide billboard campaign in support of immigrants. Full story...
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NC private university lowers tuition to compete

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A small private college in Raleigh is lowering student tuition next year to attract students from middle-class families. Full story...
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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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Raleigh's neighbors consider panhandler rules

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Communities around Raleigh are considering rules to deal with panhandlers driven from the capital city's downtown by a crackdown. Full story...
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NC Museum of History opens Girl Scout exhibit

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A new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA -- complete with an older recipe for its famous cookies. Full story...
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