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4 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Motion seeks to move Willingham case to federal court

Attorneys at the N.C. Attorney General's office wants the case brought by former athletics department learning specialist Mary Willingham against the University of North Carolina and the UNC-Chapel Hill moved to federal court.

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5 hrs ago | The Cary News

Cary OKs plan for up to 93 homes at Holly Springs Road and Cary Parkway

The Cary Town Council on Thursday voted 6-1 to annex and rezone the 52-acre property so M/I Homes can build up to 93 homes there.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

6 hrs ago | Business Journal

Raleigh-to-Charlotte train ride just got a little faster

The Raleigh-Charlotte rail corridor is a little faster and more efficient, thanks to improvements made near the Wake/Durham County line and the Rowan/Davidson County line.

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

10 hrs ago | News Observer

Wake, Mecklenburg, can get extra taxing authority if voters approve in November

To get the extra quarter percent tax, voters in the four counties – including Wake and Mecklenburg – must approve the tax in a referendum this November, under a deadline in a bill approved 32-11 shortly after midnight.

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Related Topix: Mecklenburg County, NC, Guilford County, NC, Forsyth County, NC, Durham, NC

Thu Jul 31, 2014

The Cary News

Cary Town Council poised to vote on new tree rules

The town currently prohibits developers from removing any tree bigger than 30 inches in diameter unless it is dead, diseased or in the way of proposed features that cannot be built elsewhere on a project site.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

The Cary News

Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce to host education panel

In March, the Wake County school board capped enrollment at every elementary school in town, along with the only high school.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, NC, Cary, NC, Holly Ridge, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC, Education Etc.

Talking About Politics

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Shades of John Edwards and "Two Americas!" The state Senate seemed to channel the former Senator in the debate over how to help the state's stagnating rural areas keep up with booming urban areas.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, John Edwards, Onslow County, NC

WRAL.com

UNC wants Willingham case moved to federal court

Mary Willingham, who claims that the university put player eligibility above academic integrity for years, filed the suit in Wake County, alleging that UNC retaliated against her for speaking about the academic performance of revenue-sport athletes.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

WRAL.com

Tears, concern flow at vigil for slain UNC professor

"I always thought UNC was such a quiet and wonderful and peaceful and safe place," said J.B. Hu, who organized Wednesday's gathering.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

News Observer

Raleigh's homeless children see hope through a new lens

The children, ages 6 to 12 and homeless, hurried around the room taking snapshots of their smiling and surprised moms and Bobby Murray and other Chevrolet dealers who had sponsored the gifts.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Digital Cameras, Electronics, Photography, Arts, Beyonce, Dance, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, R-N-B

Daily Dispatch

Reaching a compromise

Shaqualla Dunbar talks with Evan Sonnenberg as Yvonne Campbell works with Tonesha Bennerson during a time for questions at a beginning teacher work session in February.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Vance County, NC, Rockingham, NC

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

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

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