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26 min ago | ABC11

GOP: Teacher crisis started before McCrory

Both sides agree teachers need a pay raise, but when it comes to why they haven't had one in five years -- and why teachers are leaving -- Republicans say they aren't to blame.

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4 hrs ago | ABC11

I-Team: Are crime alerts needed in wake of Cary rape?

It's been almost a week since a woman was raped in Cary. Her attacker is still on the run, but somehow some people in the same apartment complex are just now finding out what happened.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Cary, NC

8 hrs ago | The Cary News

Green Hope athletes check their phones during the Wake County track and field championships.

Apex at Athens Drive ; Holly Springs at Cary; Green Hope at Fuquay-Varina; Panther Creek at Middle Creek.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Cary, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC

9 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

R&B singer Ushera s music leadership program debuts in Wake County

The students got a taste of the Music Industry Leadership 101 curriculum developed by Usher's youth organization, New Look Foundation, that will be the foundation for a new career pathway for high schoolers in the Wake County school system.

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Related Topix: R&B, R-N-B, Celebrities, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, Usher, Holly Ridge, NC, Family, Kids

9 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

Sisters Harper (left) and Riley Anderson of Raleigh sift through and...

Sisters Harper and Riley Anderson of Raleigh sift through and try out some of their take from the Easter egg hunt at the Zebulon Municipal Complex on April 12. Eastern Wake County began Easter celebrations early, with Knightdale and Zebulon holding their annual egg hunts last weekend.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Knightdale, NC, Zebulon, NC

12 hrs ago | News Observer

Guard accused of bringing marijuana into Central Prison

Kearney was a prison system officer until he resigned today, according to Keith Acree, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety.

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Related Topix: Drugs

16 hrs ago | The Cary News

Club Notes: April 20.

The Democratic Women of Wake County meeting will start with a buffet at 11:30 a.m. and the program at noon Tuesday, April 22, at the N.C. State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St., Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, Medicine, Lupus, Health, Fuquay Varina, NC

21 hrs ago | Eastern Wake News

April 20 Pet of the Week: Frank

Get to know him: Frank is a 7-year-old, 10-pound gray and white domestic shorthair with a laid-back personality.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

Thu Apr 17, 2014

HeraldSun.com

School board divided over next super's salary

When the school board adopted an aggressive timeline for selecting a superintendent last week, the vote was a unanimous one.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Durham, NC

Independent Weekly

Teacher Turnover Increasing in Wake County Schools, Statewide

Dr. Jacqueline Jordan is the principal of Underwood Elementary in Wake County Public Schools System.

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Related Topix: Kelly, NC

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

FBI: Another arrest made in NC kidnapping case

Quantavious Thompson was taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon, FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC

Watauga Democrat

Norman named next principal for Green Valley

Hardin Park School Assistant Principal Philip Norman has been named to succeed Phillip Griffin as principal of Green Valley School effective July 1. Griffin, who has been principal at Green Valley for 11 years, had previously announced that he would be retiring after the end of the current school year.

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John Locke Foundation

Ten questions that the media should ask

Today, Wake County school officials are holding a press conference to discuss ""the alarming increase in mid-year teacher resignations and the dwindling supply of NC-trained teachers who are qualified to fill the empty positions."

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WRAL.com

Attorney general petitions NC Supreme Court to review Young appeal

Two weeks ago, a three-judge panel with the state Court of Appeals vacated Jason Young's first-degree murder conviction and ordered a new trial after finding that the judge in his 2012 trial should not have allowed jurors to hear about two civil lawsuits against Young.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

The Cary News

Jobless rates fall in Cary, Apex

Both towns had a jobless rate of 3.8 percent in February, according to data released by the N.C. Department of Commerce and seasonally adjusted by Wells Fargo.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC

Wed Apr 16, 2014

WRAL.com

Texas grand jury indicts Amanda Hayes on body-dumping charge

Amanda Hayes, 42 - who is serving up to 16 years in prison for the July 13, 2011, death of Laura Ackerson - could face 2 to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of a second-degree felony charge of tampering with physical evidence/human corpse.

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The Charlotte Observer

As Mecklenburg County sheriff, Chris Hailey says he'd want jail substations

Chris Hailey has spent most of his adult life driving around in a patrol car, cruising the highways of North Carolina and the streets of Raleigh.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Raleigh, NC, Pasquotank County, NC

The Cary News

Grow Our Kids program at Salem Elementary in Apex helps hungry families

"The thought of children, and their parents not being able to provide for their children, affected me deeply," said LoPiccolo, who lives in Apex.

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

Wake Weekly Online Edition

FBI offers $25,000 reward for fugitive information

FBI Charlotte and FBI Atlanta are offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information that leads to the arrest of two men wanted in connection with a kidnapping in Wake Forest, North Carolina.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Wake Forest, NC, Butner, NC

The Miami Herald

2 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

Federal authorities filed kidnapping charges Wednesday against Jakym Tibbs and a man listed as John Doe known by the nickname "Kirkwood Quan."

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC

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