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State to ban gas for euthanizing animals

Posted: 12/20/2014 - North Carolina will officially ban the use of gas to euthanize animals early next year, although most if not all shelters have given up the practice already.

U.S. seeks China's help after cyberattack

Updated: 12/20/2014 - The United States is asking China for help as it weighs potential responses to a cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment that the U.S. has blamed on North Korea.

Too 'ugly' to rape: Brazil lawmaker comment sparks fury

Posted: 12/20/2014 - A debate about sexual violence in Brazil sparked by a lawmaker's comments on the floor of Congress has spread beyond government chambers, triggering a national debate about rape and sexism in the South American nation.

Water line repairs in Onslow County

Posted: 12/19/2014 - Some water customers in Onslow County may experience periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system due to crews making repairs to a leaking water main on Gum Branch Rd

Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court

Updated: 12/19/2014 - The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.
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Controversy over Islamic-themed vocabulary lesson at Pitt County School

Updated: 12/19/2014 - The school system reports the lesson was taken directly from a state-adopted supplemental workbook and is "one of many the students this class have had and will have that expose them to the various religions and how they shape cultures throughout the world."
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New Bern celebrates state champs

Updated: 12/19/2014 - The New Bern High School Bears were crowned 4-a football state champions last Friday, and a week later students, parents and fans celebrated that big win with a parade through town.
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Fall graduation at ECU

Updated: 12/19/2014 - It was a big day for many East Carolina University students, who officially become alumni members.

EPA expected to treat coal waste like garbage

Posted: 12/19/2014 - Environmentalists and industry experts expect the first federal standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity to treat the ash more like household garbage than a hazardous material.

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