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Data show NC unaffiliated voting surged in 2014

Posted: 1:34 PM - Voting by citizens registered with no party surged in North Carolina during the midterm election and helped contribute to an overall increase in turnout compared to four years ago.

Appeals court strikes down state abortion law

Posted: 12:45 PM - A federal appeals court has struck down a North Carolina law requiring abortion providers to show and describe an ultrasound of the fetus to the pregnant woman, even if the patient refuses to look or listen.

Fayetteville VA sued after vet kills wife, himself

Posted: 5:34 AM - A federal lawsuit accuses the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center of failing to provide proper care and follow-up treatment before a veteran killed his wife, then himself.

McCrory to propose new NC road-building sources

Posted: 12/21/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislators have patted themselves on the back for new transportation funding methods they approved last year they say takes out politics of decision-making and focuses more on reducing congestion and creating jobs.

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.

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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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.

111th anniversary of flight to be celebrated in NC

Posted: 12/17/2014 - The First Flight Society and the National Park Service are marking the 111th anniversary of the first powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright with several events in Kill Devil Hills.

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