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NC board creates App State early voting site

NC board creates App State early voting siteAn early voting center will be on the Appalachian State University campus starting Thursday even though the North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled it wasn't required
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Charlotte voters will see $146 million in bonds on ballot

Charlotte voters will see $146 million in bonds on ballotThe city says the bonds are necessary to prepare for Charlotte's future.
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Developers sue Davidson over affordable housing rules

Developers sue Davidson over affordable housing rulesA pair of developers are suing the Town of Davidson, saying the town's affordable housing requirements violate state law.
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3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports say

3 Colo. teen girls were Syria-bound, reports sayThree Denver-area teenage girls were reunited with their families after being stopped in Germany during a possible attempt to join Islamist fighters in Syria.
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Officials want to create 51st state

Officials want to create 51st stateA group of politicians in Miami are tired of being left out to sea when it comes to addressing climate change concerns for the southern part of the state. Their solution? Create a state of their own.
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Fact Check: Are roach-killing chemicals in our drinking water?

Fact Check: Are roach-killing chemicals in our drinking water?This… got our attention. A full-page ad in Tuesday's Charlotte Observer with a picture of a dead cockroach floating upside-down in a glass of water.
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  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
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App State will have early voting on campus after all

App State will have early voting on campus after allA state appeals court has issued a ruling that effectively restores an early voting site at Appalachian State University.
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NC GOP fight gay marriage at courthouse steps

NC GOP fight gay marriage at courthouse stepsThe battle over same sex marriage in North Carolina has moved from the courtroom to the courthouse door.
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At-large candidates present wide partisan views

At-large candidates present wide partisan viewsIn a debate between at-large candidates for Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners, sponsored by the League of Women Voters, a wide gulf of partisan views was proclaimed as one of North Carolina's largest counties struggles with high poverty and unemployment.
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Entertainment

Hail to the Fake! Check out Obama impersonator

Hail to the Fake! Check out Obama impersonatorLouis Ortiz didn't need the audacity of hope. Audacity was enough for the middle-aged, unemployed father from the Bronx, a presidential look-alike who sought to cash in after Barack Obama's 2008 election.
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Politics

North Korea releases 1 of 3 Americans held captive

North Korea releases 1 of 3 Americans held captiveThe North Korean government has released Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held captive there, the White House confirmed Tuesday.
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Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-play

Sheheen accuses Haley of pay-to-playDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen wants South Carolina to ban companies that get economic incentives from donating to candidates who helped get them the breaks.
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Tillis to be only NC Senate candidate on TV debate

Tillis to be only NC Senate candidate on TV debateIt appears Thom Tillis will get the spotlight to himself on a television show billed as a debate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate hopefuls.
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White House: Nazis shouldn't get Social Security

White House: Nazis shouldn't get Social SecurityFormer Nazis should not be collecting Social Security benefits as they age overseas, the White House said Monday, responding to an Associated Press investigation that revealed millions of dollars have been paid to war-crimes suspects and former SS guards forced out of...
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Commissioners: Quarter-cent sales tax can go either way

Commissioners: Quarter-cent sales tax can go either wayWhen Mecklenburg County Voters head to the polls to cast their ballots, members of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners will wait for the results of the quarter-cent sales tax referendum like everyone else.
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Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'

Pope Francis: 'God is not afraid of new things'Pope Francis on Sunday, as he beatified Pope Paul VI who implemented the Second Vatican Council's vast changes, called on the church to adapt to "changing conditions of society."
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Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky joins TwitterMonica Lewinsky has joined Twitter, posting on Monday her first message "Here we go."
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Senator Hagan discusses Ebola and potential travel ban

Senator Hagan discusses Ebola and potential travel banThe race for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat continues to heat up and Sunday Senator Kay Hagan was in Charlotte on the first day of her "N.C. First" tour across the state.
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Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of splitatholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.
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Film advocates dubious about new NC incentives

Film advocates dubious about new NC incentivesAdvocates of North Carolina's film industry say even though one television series has agreed to return to the state, not many other movies or TV shows are likely to follow.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton to campaign for Hagan

Hillary Rodham Clinton to campaign for HaganFormer Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will campaign for Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan at an early vote event in Charlotte.
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Reports: Boko Haram will release schoolgirls as part of deal

Reports: Boko Haram will release schoolgirls as part of dealMore than 200 missing schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram will be released as part of an immediate cease-fire agreement announced Friday with the Nigerian government, according to multiple media reports.
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Health

Hagan calls for Ebola travel ban

Hagan calls for Ebola travel banWith the race tied and just days to go before November 4th's Election Day, Senator Kay Hagan is now calling for a travel ban as part of the solution to the Ebola crisis.
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Politics

NC's top GOP lawmakers plan appeal on gay marriage

NC's top GOP lawmakers plan appeal on gay marriageNorth Carolina's Republican legislative leaders plan to appeal a ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.
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Turn down for what? Obama's credit card declined

Turn down for what? Obama's credit card declinedEven President Obama is worried about identity theft.
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Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lot

Ebola scare closes Pentagon parking lotEbola scare closes Pentagon parking lot
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Obama to name Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'

Obama to name Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'Obama to name Ron Klain as Ebola 'czar'
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