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Fitzsimon: N.C. poverty broad story

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More than one in four children in North Carolina lived in poverty in 2011 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday.

Overall, 17.9 percent of people in the state lived below the poverty level last year. That’s up from 17.4 percent in 2010 and the 14th highest level among the 50 states.

Like most poverty numbers, they don’t tell the whole story.

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