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3 hrs ago | Northern Michigan News

Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Burke County, NC

5 hrs ago | Business Journal

Food and beverage business along Hillsborough Street is up 25 percent

May has turned out to be a banner month for the food and beverage businesses along Hillsborough Street, the artery road connecting N.C. State University to the Raleigh downtown district.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

9 hrs ago | Government Executive

Teacher Pay Battle Snags North Carolina Budget Negotiations

If you're a public school teacher in North Carolina, it's hard not to feel like a political pawn in the ongoing yet-to-be-settled budget fight that continues to sluggishly unfold in Raleigh.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Healthcare Law, Law

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Rocky Mount Telegram

Shooting suspect charged with heroin trafficking

A Rocky Mount man is facing local charges in connection with a shooting earlier this month as well as drug charges in Wake County.

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Related Topix: Rocky Mount, NC

The Cary News

With new commission, Cary hopes to preserve historic properties

Lee Phillips drove his tractor to Carpenter Farm Supply Co. in Cary on July 8 to fill a tank with fertilizer.

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

Business Journal

Wake and Orange counties get $31,000 to survey historic properties

The Harward House, circa 1914, was assigned to the Apex National Register Historic District in 2012 using survey documents from Capital Area Preservation.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, NC, Fuquay Varina, NC, Knightdale, NC, Rolesville, NC

News Observer

Paul Coble signals willingness to start moving on a Wake transit plan

The Wake commissioners are scheduled to talk transit at a July 21 work session. According to an informal meeting plan distributed this week to county officials and civic leaders, the commissioners will be asked for quick approval of what are largely Coble's ideas for developing a new "transit investment strategy."

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

Eastern Wake News

Wendell's newest library embraces community approach

The 16-year-old has taken it upon herself to construct and maintain a free library on the side of the East Wake Education Foundation building in downtown Wendell.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Wendell, NC, Kids, Family

Thu Jul 10, 2014

News Observer

Wake County students return from Ghana ready to serve

Students wash their clothes Ghanaian style in Kitase, a village in east Ghana. From left: Erin Gerber, 18, Peyton Cabot, 17, Parker Savage , 17, Jacob Asher, 17, Maya Copeland, 16, Taylor Morgan , 18, Emily Orander, 16, Sammie Asher, 17. - While kicking a soccer ball with dozens of students on a bumpy field in the village of Kitase in Ghana, three ... (more)

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Related Topix: Travel, World News, Ghana Travel, Ghana, Africa Travel, Africa, Ash, NC, Education Etc.

The Cary News

Community Notes: July 13

Graduating high school students in the Cary alumni chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity's Cary Kappa League program celebrated recent achievements in May. The students were highlighted on a local radio program.

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Related Topix: Cary, NC, Student Society, Alpha Psi, Education Etc., Sororities, Weather

WRAL.com

Questioned autopsy factored in woman's release after husband's death

Originally charged with second-degree murder after she admitted to strangling her husband, Amtey, 63, pleaded guilty on May 16 to voluntary manslaughter under what's called an Alford plea in the May 8, 2013 death of Sharad Ramchandraro Amtey, 77. The charge in the case normally carries a three-year prison sentence, but Dottie Amtey is now free, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Eastern Wake News

PSNC Energy plans pipeline extension for Franklin, Wake

By the end of 2014, officials plan to finalize the route for the pipeline, which would run roughly from Franklinton to Wendell and connect two existing pipelines.

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Related Topix: Franklin County, NC, Franklinton, NC, Wendell, NC, Raleigh, NC

The Cary News

Wake to buy land for new Holly Springs school

The Wake County Board of Commissioners has approved the purchase of land for a new elementary school in Holly Springs scheduled to open in 2016.

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Related Topix: Holly Springs, NC, Raleigh, NC

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WRAL.com

NYC subway mom witnessed unsolved local murder

Frankea Aleasha Dabbs, 20, was arrested early Tuesday on charges of child abandonment and acting in a manner injurious to a child after authorities say she left the 10-month-old child, Milaney, in a stroller on a subway platform Monday and then boarded a train.

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Related Topix: Sampson County, NC

Free Republic

Lawyers spar over effects of NC's elections overhaul

The legal fight over some of the more controversial provisions of North Carolina's elections overhaul bill brought an array of arguments and a crowd of lawyers to a federal courtroom Monday.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, US Politics, Senator Al Franken, US News, US Senate, Democrat

The Cary News

One charged, one sought in Fuquay-Varina shooting

Officers found Jerome Edward Fogg, 27, slumped against a wall in a breezeway in an apartment building at 109 Bay Tree St. after getting a call saying people had heard gunshots in that area about 2:30 a.m. Fogg had been hit in the torso and one hip and was in critical condition when he was rushed to WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, police said in a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fuquay Varina, NC, Raleigh, NC

WRAL.com

Silver Alert issued for 32-year-old Wake County man

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Demetrich Montez Wynn at about 12:30 a.m. after he went missing from a home in the 700 block of Newsome Street in Raleigh.

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Independent Weekly

Tomorrowland Transit Authority comes to Hillsborough Street

Monorail...Monorail...Monorail! - The Simpsons , "Marge vs. the Monorail" Thanks to Paul Coble, the Tea Party chair of the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the plan for a comprehensive light rail system in the Triangle is stalled out.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Raleigh, NC, Research Triangle Park, NC

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Burlington Times News

Let the sweepstakes campaign case be heard

In April 2013, Democracy North Carolina, a group that advocates fairness and transparency in elections, filed a complaint with the N.C. Board of Elections about possibly illegal contributions from the video sweepstakes industry to state candidates.

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Related Topix: US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors, Mike Easley, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Opinion

News Observer

Raleigh police charge man in stabbing death

Police say Michael Ray Evans killed Jermaine Johnson, who was found outside Evan's apartment at 1323-C Kent Road about 8:15 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

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