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NC media: Public records law is clear, state e-mail must be saved

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North Carolina's media organizations say it's clear the state's public records law requires e-mail sent by state workers to be saved and made available for public inspection. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of foreclosure scam

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The state Attorney General's office has a warning. The warning comes after a company in Florida offered foreclosure assistance to some North Carolina residents, but did little or nothing to help them. Full story...
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Judges: Woman entitled to one new breast implant, not two

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Appellate judges have ruled that a woman who said her breast implants were damaged after a car accident can be compensated for the replacement of one implant, but not the other. Full story...
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No fetal homicide law in NC

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videoThe recent murdered Marine case has raised questions about North Carolina laws regarding the death of a fetus. Full story...
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Bikers get used to new helmet law

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The number of annual motorcycle deaths has doubled over the past decade; a new state helmet law is aimed at changing that. Full story...
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New state laws now in effect

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videoMore than 40 new state laws went into effect this weekend. Two aim to prevent underage drinking. Full story...
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Few teen drivers cited under state law that bans cell phone use

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A state law went into effect last year that bans drivers younger than 18 from talking on cell phones, but court officials say only 51 teenagers have been ticketed and only 23 convicted. Full story...
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North Carolina lawmakers cosponsor mortgage bill

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Two North Carolina Democrats are among those co-sponsoring a bill in Congress to restrict lending practices partly blamed for the nationwide increase in mortgage defaults and foreclosures. Full story...
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Property owners now responsible for graffiti

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If a vandal spray-paints your wall with graffiti who should be responsible for cleaning it up? Full story...
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Conference aims to keep tobacco from kids

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Members of the American Cancer Society and the NAACP were at the Union Baptist Church Thursday. Full story...
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New law to keep drug dealers farther from kids

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A new law will soon take effect to keep drug dealers farther away from our kids. Full story...
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Chadbourn zoning cost to increase

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If you live in Chadbourn and want to apply for zoning and special use permits expect to shell out more than you would have Tuesday. Full story...
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New law aims to protect domestic violence victims

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videoDomestic violence is a fact of life for one in four women. But now domestic violence victims in North Carolina have an extra layer of protection. Full story...
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New law bans smoking in assisted living facilities

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videoIt was the work of a local lawmaker inspired by her personal experience. Monday a new law takes effect prohibiting smoking inside nursing homes and assisted living centers. Full story...
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Dole: Senate approves plan to notify Lejeune water users

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The Senate has approved a measure requiring the Navy to notify all military, civilian and dependents who were at Camp Lejeune when harmful chemicals were in the base water system. Full story...
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