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Drug detecting nail polish doesn't solve date rape problem, expert says

A novel approach by North Carolina State University students to combat date rape -- developing a nail polish that can detect date rape drugs -- drew tentative approval Tuesday from a woman who deals with the issue for InterAct of Wake County.

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Related Topix: North Carolina State University

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

NC Supreme Court asked to release voucher funds during appeal

Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood gives his ruling that North Carolina's school voucher program is unconstitutional, siphoning public dollars for private school use, in a Wake County courtroom on Aug. 21. RALEIGH Advocates of the North Carolina school voucher program did not wait for a judge to write his order declaring public taxpayer assistance ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hobgood, NC, Education, School Vouchers, Duke University, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WRAL.com

Cary man appears in court for nurse's shooting death

Police arrested Daniel Scott Remington, 36, of 501 Gooseneck Drive, in Fayetteville Saturday night on a charge of murder in the death of Wendy Jean Johnson of Sanford.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Duke University

WRAL.com

Fifth teen pleads guilty in Raleigh greenway murder

Tyrell Chester Charles Hamilton, 17, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday in the November 2012 murder of Regynald Brown, 37. Friends found Brown, 37, in a trash can inside a drainage tunnel along the Walnut Creek Trail near Hammond Road in December 2012.

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Related Topix: Family, Teenagers

WRAL.com

Ga. woman pleads guilty to beating death of 91-year-old Raleigh woman

Cathy Lynne Lentini, 53, of Cartersville, Ga., entered a plea of second-degree murder in a Wake County courtroom Monday - nearly a year after she was charged in the 2001 death of Beulah Dickerson.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sun Aug 24, 2014

WRAL.com

Yes, it's that time of (school) year again

"A lot of pats on the back," he said when asked about what the district is doing to keep teachers.

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Related Topix: Cumberland County, NC

Sat Aug 23, 2014

The Charlotte Observer

CMS rolling out new grading system that allows test retakes

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is rolling out a new grading system this year that will allow students who score poorly on tests to re-do the assignment for a higher score.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

WRAL.com

Four Wake County Mayors take the Ice Bucket Challenge

Ronnie Williams, Russell Killen, Mark Stohlman and Harold Weinbrecht were all drenched in ice cold water Saturday at the Lazy Daze event in Cary.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Business Journal

Who moves to Wake County? #WakeHitsAMillion

Too bad there's not a traffic counter waiting at the Wake County line to award a "1 Millionth Resident" crown to the newest resident to move into Wake County.

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Jacksonville Daily News

Aviation Development Task Force Members Announced

The aviation industry, both commercial and general, is directly responsible for over 100,000 jobs in North Carolina, and the industry's impact exceeds $25 billion in North Carolina annually.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Robin Hayes, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Alamance County, NC

Independent Weekly

Helicopters, assault vehicles and more: The federal arsenal in the hands of local law enforcement

Wake County law enforcement agencies received nine observation helicopters, Orange got two combat assault tactical wheeled vehicles.

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Related Topix: Harnett County, NC, Weather, Drugs

The Charlotte Observer

Wake County's 1 millionth resident arrives Friday

But for such a populous county, there are still many places to get away from the teeming masses without leaving home.

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Related Topix: US News, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Johnston County, NC, Raleigh, NC, Wendell, NC

Business Journal

NVR to build 440 homes in Apex in new deal with Wheelock Street Capital

Less than two months after NVR Inc., a national home-building holding company, purchased 316 acres of land in Apex for a new home community called Jordan Pointe, the builder has already moved the transaction off its books.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Raleigh, NC

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Post and Courier

N.C. school voucher ruling not expected to affect S.C.'s program

A North Carolina judge ordered that state to stop using taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private or religious schools, but his Thursday ruling is not expected to affect a new South Carolina program that helps students attending similar schools.

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Related Topix: Education, School Vouchers, Hobgood, NC, Tax

WRAL.com

Woman's shooting death hasn't been ruled a suicide

Wake County sheriff's investigators are taking a second look at a fatal shooting initially thought to be a suicide.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Suicide

WCTI

Police arrest Jacksonville man accused of human trafficking

Raleigh Police have charged a Jacksonville man with human trafficking for allegedly holding several women in involuntary servitude and assaulting them.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

WRAL.com

Millbrook High School band director suspended after arrest

Raleigh police charged Natalie Ledford Kerr, 36, of 5122 Lady of the Lake Drive, Raleigh, with simple assault and driving while impaired.

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WRAL.com

Second teen pleads guilty in Raleigh greenway murder

Initially charged with first-degree murder, Tereise Massenburg, 17, pleaded guilty to accessory to robbery with a dangerous weapon in the death of Regynald Jose Brown.

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Business Journal

Wake County schools, libraries get a $345.2M boost

Wake County sold $345.2 million in bonds for both schools and libraries. Of the $345.2 million: $334.24 million is intended for the Wake County Public School System building program; $11 million for libraries.

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News Observer

Stylin': Parlor Blow Dry Bar opens in Cameron Village

The latest bridal gowns from the Soft by Rosa Clara collection will be on display at Traditions by Anna in Raleigh Friday and Saturday.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC

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