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Protests Staged As State House Debates Budget

Posted: 05/03/2011 - Thousands of people fighting cuts to education spending in North Carolina's budget are hoping their voices will be heard in the General Assembly.

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Giant Wind Farm Gets State Utility Approval

Posted: 05/04/2011 - The first approval hurdle has been passed to construct a 300-megawatt wind farm here in Eastern Carolina. If built it would produce enough electricity to power between 55,000 and 75,000 homes.

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Taxes, Layoffs Are Issues In NC House Budget

Posted: 05/03/2011 - The proposed spending plan for North Carolina state government pushed by House Republicans would let two temporary taxes expire but could lead to thousands of state employee layoffs.

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Senators React To Bin Laden's Death

Updated: 05/02/2011 - North Carolina senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr issued statements about the death of Osama bin Laden.

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Army's Robin Sage Exercise Held This Weekend

Posted: 05/01/2011 - About 100 members of a special forces class at Fort Bragg will put their war skills to the test during the annual two-week training exercise known as Robin Sage.

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NC State Workers Group Holds Anti-Layoff Rally

Updated: 05/01/2011 - A North Carolina state workers' union wants lawmakers to hold back likely layoffs by finding additional tax revenues and cost savings to close a projected $2 billion-plus budget shortfall for next year.

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Gov Perdue Signs Fetus Protection Law In NC

Posted: 04/30/2011 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has signed a bill into law that creates separate criminal counts for causing the death or seriously injuring a fetus inside the mother's womb at any stage of development.

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NC Innocence Panel: Cases Merit Review

Posted: 04/29/2011 - A panel investigating claims of innocence by two men who pleaded guilty to a murder says their cases are worthy of review.

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Hearing Over John Edwards Sex Tape Friday

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Posted: 04/29/2011 - A North Carolina judge will hear from attorneys for media companies that want broader disclosure in a lawsuit over a sex tape described as involving former presidential candidate John Edwards.

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UPDATE: Storms Damage Buildings In Western Carolinas

Updated: 04/28/2011 - Emergency management officials are reporting property damage, including a roof ripped off of a house near the City of Lenoir, as a line of storms moves through the Carolinas.

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NC Family Reunited With Dogs Lost In Tornado

Updated: 04/28/2011 - Members of a Fayetteville family who lost their home to a tornado are calling themselves lucky after being reunited with a pair of pooches thought lost in the storm.

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NC Jobless Ask Lawmakers To Restore Benefits

Posted: 04/27/2011 - Republican legislators have come face-to-face with long-term jobless workers cut off from unemployment benefits as a result of a political battle between the GOP and Gov. Beverly Perdue.

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NC Senate Picks Racing As State Sport

Posted: 04/27/2011 - The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport.

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Lost Bonds Replaced Early For NC Tornado Victims

Posted: 04/27/2011 - The U.S. Treasury has promised to speed the replacement of lost or destroyed savings bonds for people affected by the severe weather in North Carolina this month.

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NEW INFO: W.Va. Police Say Child Abducted, Mom Sought

Updated: 04/28/2011 - Authorities searched Wednesday for a woman believed to have abducted her 13-month-old daughter from their southern West Virginia home following the fatal shooting of her husband.

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NC Democrats Seek To Pressure GOP On Unemployment

Posted: 04/27/2011 - Democrats at the North Carolina Legislature are trying to pressure Republican leaders to end a stalemate that has prevented the extension of unemployment benefits to 37,000 people out of work for well over a year.

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