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2 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Kinston Free Press

Alleged drunken argument leads to multiple charges

Police responding to a call of a disturbance around 4:34 a.m. on July 11 found an argument taking place in the 3200 block of Hodges Road.

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Related Topix: Carteret County, NC

News Observer

Wake sheriff needs to unload Corvette

The black 2007 Corvette forfeited by a man convicted of a drug felony several years ago in Wake County has remained in the control of the Wake Sheriff's Office far longer than it should have.

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The Cary News

Funding approved for Holly Springs road project

The state recently awarded Holly Springs the final $500,000 the town needs for a $1.6 million plan to realign the intersection of Avent Ferry Road and the N.C. 55 Bypass.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, NC

News Observer

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

News Observer

McCrory appoints Wake judge

An N.C. State University professor of business law and corporate finance will become a district court judge in Wake County.

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News Observer

Three-cans-for-a-sandwich deal benefits Urban Ministries

From 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday Chick-fil-A will give coupons for a free regular or spicy chicken sandwich to customers bringing three canned food items.

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Related Topix: Headphones, Raleigh, NC, Cary, NC

News Observer

Woman charged in Apex bank robbery due in court

Kimberly Jones Little, named as Kimberly Michelle Little in an arrest warrant sworn out by Apex police during their investigation of the April 30 holdup at a First Citizens bank branch, is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and common law robbery.

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Related Topix: Apex, NC, Willow Spring, NC

News Observer

Cary police charge man with sexual exploitation of 7-year-old girl

Arrest warrants that Cary police had obtained for Vickers when he was living on Woodbury Court charged that he made an inappropriate video of the sleeping child.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Cary News

School Notes: July 23.

Fuquay-Varina High School students participated in the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tenn, from June 29 to July 2. Each of the school's five participating students won first place in their competitions.

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Education Etc.

News Observer

Witness: two found in Fuquay home were fatally shot

Sheriff spokesman Capt. James Stevens confirmed the two men found slain on the 200 block of Howard Road as Arthur Lee Brown, 78, and David Eugene McKoy, 66. The department received a 911 call reporting the discovery of the bodies at 1:10 p.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Moncure, NC

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