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North Carolina’s wine industry recently got a PR boost with a federally-designated, AVA wine district. AVA stands for American Viticultural Area and the new wine region is in the Appalachian High Country AVA.

North Carolina election officials are still trying to resolve questions about votes cast in Durham County in this month's election. And, Gov. Pat McCrory's campaign this weekend gave the first hint that an end to its protest of election results could be in sight.

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The head of the Obamacare exchanges is encouraging consumers to continue signing up for health insurance even though Republicans are promising to repeal the law. The CEO of healthcare.gov acknowledges he can't guarantee there won't be changes in coverage.

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After big declines the past few years in the number of families who need help putting food on the table, food crises essentially flattened in Mecklenburg County this year. That's according to Loaves and Fishes, which has a network of 20 food pantries. A volunteer rolled a shopping cart through the pantry at Camino Community Center on Tuesday. She was helping a family pick out a week's worth of food. This week, that included a turkey. "That's a present for you, this pavo," the volunteer said,...

Environmental groups said coal ash was polluting water near the Sutton plant in Wilmington.
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Duke Energy has agreed to pay at least $1 million to settle a federal lawsuit by environmental groups over water pollution near a now-retired coal-fired power plant in Wilmington.

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has officially asked for a recount in his re-election race against Attorney General Roy Cooper. The latest tally has him about 6,000 votes behind Roy Cooper as counties sort through complaints and certify election results. McCrory said in his letter to the state Board of Elections he has "serious concerns of potential voter fraud emerging across the state." But what are the complaints and what is the validity of them?

A big development west of Charlotte Douglas airport won unanimous approval from the Charlotte City Council Monday night. The proposed River District project will have offices, shops, restaurants, and housing for a mix of incomes. It’s expected to transform the area over the next few decades.

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North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has filed for a recount in the close race against Democratic opponent, Roy Cooper, for North Carolina governor.

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The votes are still being tallied in North Carolina's governor's race. Governor Pat McCrory trails Roy Cooper by more than 6,000 votes. McCrory's campaign has disputed results in 52 counties alleging voter fraud. We wanted to ask the McCrory campaign about its complaints, but no one from the campaign responded to WFAE's interview requests. However, North Carolina Republican Party Chairman Robin Hayes did and spoke to All Things Considered host Mark Rumsey.

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Driver Jimmie Johnson cemented his place in NASCAR history Sunday night by winning his seventh championship. But NASCAR's playoffs struggled with TV ratings this year. Jimmie Johnson sealed off his competitors on the final lap and raced his way into the record books.

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