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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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Shuler wants restrictions on in-flight movies

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North Carolina Congressman Heath Shuler says he's worried about the captive audiences on airliners when movies are shown in the cabin. Full story...
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