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Gov. McCrory Applauds Offshore Drilling Proposal for Carolinas
Gov. McCrory chairs the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition consisting of coastal state governors favoring offshore energy development. The governor said in a statement that responsible development of gas and oil off the coast will create thousands of jobs and generate billions in tax revenue. 10:26 AM
U.S. Surgeon General to Make Stop in Queen City
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Police Make Large Dug Bust in Mount Holly
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