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3 hrs ago | News Observer

NC House balks at McCrory's new incentive program for relocating businesses

Gov. Pat McCrory's push to create a new incentive program met stiff resistance in a House committee Wednesday, as lawmakers recommended rejecting the Senate-approved measure.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mecklenburg County, NC, Apex, NC, Hamilton, NC

12 hrs ago | News Observer

Police say man offered them $5 bribe

Police say Sergio Martin Ramirez, 29, appeared to be drunk and interfering with traffic on the 200 block of South Wilmington Street at roughly 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to an arrest warrant and county records.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Tue Jul 29, 2014

HeraldSun.com

DPS makes several key personnel changes

Jerome Leathers, principal of Jordan High School, will become the new principal of the Southern School of Energy and Sustainability.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC

Eastern Wake News

Freshman camp to prepare incoming Knightdale High freshmen

Where's the cafeteria? Where's the right locker? Will there be enough time to get from second period to third? Where is third period? "What an overwhelming day for all of us, that first day of high school," said first-year Knightdale High School Principal Jim Argent.

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Related Topix: Knightdale, NC, Education Etc., Kids, Family

The Cary News

Cary's Carpenter Upchurch Road to close for weeks near high school

The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Wake County Public School System are installing a right-turn lane at the school's main entrance, and a roundabout with sidewalks at the secondary southern entrance The closure will fully shut down the road between the schools' main and southern entrances, near 2500 Carpenter Upchurch Road.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

WYFF-TV Greenville

AG: Upstate man posed as pastor, SBI agent in scam

A 23-year-old Greenwood man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and State Bureau of Investigation agent to scam people out of money was arrested following an investigation, according to the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Stokes County, NC

Eastern Wake News

Wendell tobacco farmer Richard Todd looks over his crop in 2004.

This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was happening in the eastern Wake County area.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Wendell, NC, Knightdale, NC, Johnston County, NC, Education Etc.

Eastern Wake News

WCPSS names new principal of East Wake Middle

The appointment leaves only one Knightdale school without a permanent principal.

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Related Topix: Greenville, NC, Knightdale, NC, Pitt County, NC, East Carolina University

Eastern Wake News

Road Worrier: Wake Republicans warm up to transit as NC Senate Republicans chill

The Republican-led county commissioners took transit out of cold storage Monday with a pledge to launch a new, fast study of bus and rail transit improvement options for Wake County.

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Related Topix: US News

WLOS

NC woman accused of biting baby, breaking ribs

Police in Raleigh accused a woman of biting her 16-week-old baby and breaking the child's ribs and shoulder blades.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Asheville, NC, Swannanoa, NC

Burlington Times News

Woman accused of biting baby, breaking ribs

Police in Raleigh accused a woman of biting her 16-week-old baby and breaking the child's ribs and shoulder blades.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law

News Observer

Raleigh police: Man tried to bite off girlfriend's tongue

Luke Lazarus Marion IV, whose address was listed as 102 Isley St. in Chapel Hill, had been arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury on July 19, when police located him not far from where the fight happened late on July 18, police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

The Cary News

School Notes: July 30.

The Wake County Public School System will offer the following classes through its Lifelong Learning Program.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Wilmington, NC, Holly Springs, NC

Freshnews

SAS(R) Analytics Uncovers New Heart Attack Treatments That Extend Survival Rates in Wake County, NC

Wake County heart attack victims have a better chance at survival thanks to new, analytics-driven recommendations from the county's Emergency Medical Services.

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Related Topix: SAS

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WRAL.com

Defense attorney: Texting while driving 'very difficult to prove'

Despite the danger, many people still text behind the wheel, but punishing them isn't always easy.

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Public Power

July 29, 2014 - Duke Energy Progress to purchase $1.2 billion of...

Duke Energy Progress and the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency announced yesterday that their boards of directors have approved an agreement for Duke to purchase the power agency's ownership in certain generating assets.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Roxboro, NC

WRAL.com

Garner pedestrian killed in wreck on US 70

According to investigators, Patrick Pair attempted to cross the highway at about 7:15 a.m. when he was hit by a 2014 Hyundai traveling westbound on U.S. 70. Gabriel Neal, 37, of Clayton, was driving the Hyundai that struck Pair.

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News Observer

After chase, man faces cocaine-trafficking charge for second time in July

Robert Lee Alston, 32, of 3301 Trail Drive in Wendell was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at Quarry Road and Mitchell Mill Road, arrest records show, and charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking, maintaining a vehicle for drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and fleeing to avoid arrest.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC, Raleigh, NC

Mass Transit

NC: Wake GOP Warms to Transit as NC Senate Chills

July 25--RALEIGH -- Just as state Senate GOP leaders start pushing legislation that could make it hard for Wake County to get moving on a big transit plan, Wake GOP leaders say they finally are ready to get moving on a big transit plan.

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Related Topix: Garner, NC

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News Observer

Enloe High's Kate Nelson awarded Philip Watts Scholarship

Kate Nelson of Enloe High School in Raleigh was awarded the 2014 Philip Watts Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding senior student of German in the Wake County Public Schools.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

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