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5 hrs ago | News Observer

Rolesville youth, 17, held on $500,000 bail after fifth drug arrest

In another warrant, Wake County sheriff's deputies also filed three felony charges that said Siddhantha Sharma had five doses of LSD in his possession Tuesday and had sold them to an undercover operative.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rolesville, NC, Wake Forest, NC

5 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

Senate bill would hurt Wake's power to handle growth, McFarlane says

"I am disappointed that they're continuing to take away the tools we have at the local level," McFarlane said.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

12 hrs ago | WRAL.com

Wake authorities searching for missing 14-year-old boy

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Malcom Sinclair Blue, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, at about 11 a.m. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC

23 hrs ago | The Cary News

Cary hopes to close loophole that allows mass clearing

Grading and Erosion Control Plans submitted as part of a site/subdivision plan associated with residential development that has a gross density of three units per acre or less are limited to clearing and disturbing only the land area required to install the infrastructure to serve the development .

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News Observer

Notebook: High school coaches move toward accreditation

North Carolina already is among the national leaders in accredited high school coaches, but may make a big jump in the national rankings during the next year.

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Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, Davis, NC, Jazz, The Crusaders

News Observer

Blue Cross, WakeMed team up on cost-saving project

Two of the Triangle's biggest health care organizations have teamed up to trim medical expenses as part of a broader national emphasis on cutting costly waste in the health care field.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Independent Weekly

Sales tax bill passes N.C. Senate

This morning the North Carolina Senate voted 31-17 to pass H1224. Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, a Republican from Concord, introduced an amendment to the bill to raise the local sales tax cap to 2.75 percent rather than 2.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Concord, NC, Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Teacher's Job Fair for Houston School District in Greensboro

Sabrina Santucci reports live from Guilford County that the Houston Independent School District is recruiting teachers and promising them about 18, 000 more dollars than they are making in North Carolina LOOKING AHEAD, LOOKING AHEAD, THE HOUSTON, TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HOLDING A JOB FAIR IN GREENSBORO TODAY.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Greensboro, NC, Guilford County, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Max

North Carolina Senate Candidates Seek Help From Outside Groups

With the power of the North Carolina state party in decline, supporters of Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, have created a separate fundraising organization in hopes of boosting her re-election campaign, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat

News Observer

Documents detail kidnapping plot of Wake prosecutor's father

Kelvin Melton is convicted in Wake County of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and being a habitual felon.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Prison, Butner, NC

Burlington Times News

Senate backs change for how counties raises sales taxes

The state Senate granted initial approval Wednesday to legislation that would alter how North Carolina counties can raise sales taxes.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Alamance, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC

Eastern Wake News

Editorial: All hail the new app

There's a little bit of buzz over the new cell phone application – or app – that's being developed in Wendell.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Wendell, NC, Knightdale, NC, Opinion

The Cary News

Wake Schools talk big picture for strategic plan

Tony Wagner, an education expert from Harvard University, led the brainstorming among the school board and senior staff that focused on making sure: The school system plans to release a strategic plan by the end of 2014 that sets out goals and priorities for the next five years.

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Related Topix: Harvard University

News Observer

European firms find US home in Triangle

Although the Triangle isn't known as a hotbed for corporate headquarters – just two Fortune 500 companies are based here – the region has a history of successfully luring European companies looking to establish a home for their U.S. operations.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Research Triangle Park, NC, Zebulon, NC

Tue Jul 22, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Localized' rain brings multitude of issues

By official records, this July has been rainy. The National Weather Service in Raleigh has recorded 6.98 inches of rain so far this month - 3.84 inches above average.

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Related Topix: Weather, Raleigh, NC, Durham County, NC, Durham, NC

The Cary News

Door kicked in, car missing from home where 2 Fuquay-Varina men were shot to death

Family members, many of whom who also live on Howard Street in Fuquay-Varina where the dead men were found, also reported a door kicked in, missing vehicles and a predawn disturbance at the house before the deaths were discovered on Saturday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Moncure, NC

News Observer

Senate bill would hurt Wake's power to handle growth, McFarlane says

"I am disappointed that they're continuing to take away the tools we have at the local level," McFarlane said.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

Eastern Wake News

School notes: July 20

Zebulon Elementary's United Arts Committee, from left: Rosemary Douna , Tonya Suggs , Hope McCullough , Marion Evans , Rhonda Evrard , Sarah Gardner .

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

Business Journal

Blue Cross joins a Wake County ACO to lower health care costs

In an attempt to catch the health care golden goose of better health outcomes at a lower cost, the state's largest health insurer joined a large Wake County Accountable Care Organization.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health Insurance, Health

WLOS

NC sales tax limit for counties reviewed by Senate

Senate Republicans have retooled a proposal limiting local sales taxes in North Carolina but could still stop two large counties from putting referenda on the ballot this fall.

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Related Topix: Durham County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Garner, NC, Celebrities, James Garner, Asheville, NC

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