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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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Philip Morris Int'l CEO: Tobacco not hard to quit

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The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International says tobacco is not that hard to quit. Full story...
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NC lawmakers back bill adding abortion regulations

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North Carolina legislators are moving ahead with an effort to make it more time-consuming to get an abortion by requiring state-mandated counseling, a 24-hour waiting period and an ultrasound of the fetus. Full story...
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NC GOP tax package may cut rates, simplify returns

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North Carolina's individual income tax rates could be lowered and state returns simplified in a package of changes being considered by Republicans at the Legislature. Full story...
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Judge sets $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser

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A judge has set a $500,000 bond for Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum in her first-degree murder case. Full story...
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Going Greek: Festival organizers get ready

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Members of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church have been working night and day getting ready the 19th Annual Greek Festival. It features lots of food, music, drinks and dancing. Full story...
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Staggered schedules mean a more balanced budget for Brunswick Co. Schools

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video At a Tuesday night meeting, The Brunswick County Board of Education decided staggered start times were the way to go. In a 3-2 vote, the board decided elementary schools will start at 7:50 a.m., middle schools will start at 8:50 a.m., and high schools will start at 8:55 a.m. Full story...
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Triangle to get new area code

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North Carolina's booming population and the proliferation of cell phones mean people calling numbers in the Research Triangle region are going to have to get used to some new digits. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' headed for rehab in Malibu

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"Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans has entered a Malibu drug rehab treatment center. The 19-year-old MTV star left her North Carolina home last weekend for a voluntary stay at the facility. According to the new issue of OK! Magazine, Jenelle Evans was happy to have the opportunity to get her life back on track. Full story...
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Thunderstorms bring hail, power outages to NC

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Thunderstorms brought high winds and hail to parts of North Carolina, leaving thousands without electric service. Full story...
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