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By admin On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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N. Carolina storms bring lightning strikes, relief from heat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Several homes were damaged by lightning strikes as severe thunderstorms moved through central parts of North Carolina over the weekend. Authorities say two homes in Wake County suffered strikes More...

By admin On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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North Carolina unemployment rate reaches 11-year low in June

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's unemployment rate reached an 11-year low of 4.2 percent in June, a drop that one economist described as a mirage. N.C. State University economics professor Mike Walden tells More...

By admin On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Human trafficking bill among nearly 30 Cooper signs into law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Increased efforts to discourage human trafficking in North Carolina are among one of nearly 30 additional bills that Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law. The list of additional bills Cooper More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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The Latest: British American Tobacco buying Reynolds OKd

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Latest on London-based British American Tobacco's purchase of Reynolds American Inc., the second-largest U.S. cigarette company (all times local): 12:10 p.m. Shareholders of British American More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Police: N. Carolina robbers zip-ted, left employees in tub

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina police are investigating an armed robbery in which two employees were tied up with zip ties and left in a bathtub. WRAL-TV reports police got a call at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday More...

By admin On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Shareholders weigh British American, Reynolds tobacco merger

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Shareholders of British American Tobacco and Reynolds American Inc. were scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to approve a merger that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Lawmakers drawing General Assembly lines gather next week

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - General Assembly members tasked with soon drawing North Carolina's legislative districts after courts found some boundaries were drawn with unlawful racial bias will hold their first meeting More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Union organizers, supporters gather to criticize farm law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Advocates for migrant labor in North Carolina fields are gathering outside Gov. Roy Cooper's office to amplify their unhappiness with a bill he signed they say makes it harder to improve worker More...

By admin On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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North Carolina gets $3M to enforce Safe Drinking Water Act

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina has received $3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help the state enforce the Safe Drinking Water Act. The grant, announced Monday, was made under the Public More...

By admin On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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Cooper vetoes electronic legal notices in urban county

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed local governments and attorneys in an urban county to stop posting legal notices in newspapers and put them on More...