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The end of Dix and sweepstakes games

Game over: State lawmakers promise that a law taking effect Wednesday will once and for all shut down the Internet sweepstakes parlors that have sprouted across North Carolina in recent years. But some video gaming parlors say they plan to keep operating, with owners altering the games to comply with the law. (N&O)

Clash of titans: WakeMed claims that its rival, the UNC Health Care System, is using its status as a taxpayer-supported institution to create "predatory" competition and disrupt the Triangle's medical market. (N&O)

Dix's final days: On Friday the last patient will likely be admitted to Dorothea Dix Hospital, marking the impending end of 154 years of continuous operation at the state's oldest mental facility. (N&O)

Hayes aid sentenced: A staffer for former U.S. Rep. Robin Hayes was sentenced to two years' probation Monday on a charge of extorting money from constituents who had turned to her for help. (N&O)

Clinton in Greensboro: Former President Bill Clinton is visiting Greensboro tonight for a lecture hosted by Guilford College. (AP)

New lottery games: North Carolina lottery officials are launching three new scratch-off games Tuesday. They include a $5 ticket for a "High Roller" game, a $2 ticket to play "$50,000 Jackpot" and a $1 ticket for "Lucky 7s." The "High Roller" game is designed to look like a Craps table and brings prizes of up to $100,000. (AP)
 


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