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  • LOCAL POLITICS

    Reshaping a State: Preventive care thrifty in GOP eyes

    In their push to save money, state legislators have turned to a program that helps poor people get the health care they need. But rather than cut its budget, legislators want the state's Community Care program to enroll more elderly, blind and disabled Medicaid recipients.

  • POLITICS & GOVERNMENT

    Arrest was wrong, state says

    The state admitted in court this week that a Highway Patrol officer wrongfully arrested a private investigator hired to document an extramarital affair involving the trooper's father, who was preparing to run for Nash County sheriff.

  • NATIONAL POLITICS

    Hard to reach deals on Hill

    A key senator walks away from bipartisan budget talks. Congressional Republicans vote to end Medicare in its current form. Democrats spend nearly two weeks pushing to end oil company tax breaks, knowing their effort will fail.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Debate rises on saving N.C.'s eroding beaches

    The debate on the state's oceanfront is not why beaches are eroding, but how to save them. State legislators took up the fight last week, introducing a bill that critics say would upset the uneasy balance between development and nature.

  • CRIME

    Friends say Cary teen sought family connections

    Devon Mitchell terrified hostages in a Cary bank for three hours Feb. 10. Police shot Mitchell to death as he emerged from the bank. His final day capped a private and at times desperate journey, friends said.

  • HEALTH & SCIENCE

    Doctors could get more protection from lawsuits

    A bill that would make it more difficult to sue emergency-room doctors if they make mistakes and would limit the amount of money that could be collected in medical malpractice lawsuits is moving quickly through the General Assembly.

  • PEOPLE

    Intense memories for Elizabeth Edwards as a mother, mentor

    Elizabeth Edwards was loved, lauded and then laid to rest Saturday in a grave next to the son she lost nearly 15 years ago, a searing family tragedy that compelled her husband to seek public office. In the intervening years, her poise through the public disintegration of her marriage to John Edwards...

  • COLLEGE

    14-point burst helps Pack streak past Heels

    With a nearly miraculous catch and a breathtaking punt return, N.C. State wrestled control from North Carolina in a rivalry game for the ages Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium.

  • FAMILY

    Parade helps Raleigh dream of a bright Christmas

    Tens of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown Raleigh this morning for the annual Christmas parade, the official start of the holiday season in the capital city.

  • ARTS & CULTURE

    Burlesque movement poised for another heyday

    Burlesque, that early 20th-century mix of satirical and saucy live entertainment, has been making a resurgence internationally, nationally and locally: North Carolina has a slew of burlesque dancers and troupes looking to entertain in new ways.

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