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Bill would preserve possum drop (access required)

RALEIGH – Another proposed law designed to preserve a western North Carolina New Year’s Eve tradition involving a live, wild opossum is going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk. The General Assembly gave final approval Tuesday to a measure exempting opossums everywhere ...

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It’s only money (access required)

After bellyaching about the potentially high cost of an adverse ruling against the state involving the Map Act, the North Carolina Department of Transportation retained a stable of expensive private lawyers at the expense of taxpayers. According to attorneys for ...

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Goats eat invasive plants at NC park (access required)

CHIMNEY ROCK – Maybe kudzu is not indestructible after all. The Times-News of Hendersonville reports a preservation group is using goats to tackle the vines at Chimney Rock State Park. About 15 goats have been working for nearly two weeks ...

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Ex-Lion lists Michigan home for $3.45 million (access required)

BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Ex-Detroit Lions defensive linesman Ndamukong Suh (ehn-DAHM’-uh-kehn SOO) has put his home in suburban Birmingham up for sale for $3.45 million. Radio station WWJ-AM (http://cbsloc.al/1FsXMPl) says the new Miami Dolphins player bought the 7,394-square-foot home in 2012. The 305-pound ...

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