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  • McCrory said his plan would result in the "conversion or closure" of the dumps and close legal loopholes that allowed the nation's largest electricity company to avoid cleaning up groundwater contamination leaching from unlined ash pits at 14 coal-fired power plants across the state.

    Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line →

  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

    NC community college rate break for vets proposed →

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