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Saturday December 3rd

Cheri Melfi


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FBI Combats Cybercrime in Triangle

RALEIGH -- N.C. FBI agents and representatives from a national security program launched a new system this week aimed at protecting Triangle businesses against cyberterrorism.The National Infragard Program began on Monday in Raleigh.The program, which has been in effect in Charlotte for about a year, is an Internet-based effort to provide companies with protection from computer intrusion and to keep data secure."We hope to get well over 100 members in the Research Triangle Park area," Chris Swecker, FBI special agent for N.C. operations, said at a press conference last week.

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Political Power at Stake in N.C.

A slim Democratic majority, coupled with the fact that federal and state district lines will be redrawn in the next legislative session, has rendered party affiliation a crucial factor in the local N.C. House of Representatives race. Candidates for District 24, which includes Orange County, say they realize the importance of party affiliation in the race and are touting the House's slim Democratic majority as an incentive to vote for their particular party. Currently, Democrats claim only 10 more seats in the House than Republicans.

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Political Power at Stake in N.C.

While Republican and Democratic candidates for the 16th District in the N.C. Senate have differing opinions on the merits of the Senate's strong Democratic representation, there is one issue on which they all agree - the importance of education. Incumbent Sens. Howard Lee and Ellie Kinnaird are aiming to regain their posts as representatives of District 16, which includes Orange, Randolph and Moore counties. Their opponents are Republican candidates Bill Boyd, a former member of the N.C.

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