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23 min ago | News Observer

Ponzi operator pleads guilty to $2.5M Charlotte scheme

A man accused of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked about 25 Charlotte investors out of more than $2.5 million has pleaded guilty to securities fraud, U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins announced Thursday.


4 hrs ago | Business Journal

PTI drops to 82nd in index for airports with cheapest flights

Piedmont Triad International Airport was ranked 82nd for affordability among the 101 most popular airports around the country according to a survey conducted by last month, a big drop in its standing from last year.


Thu Jul 24, 2014

Bad Astronomy Blog

Proceeding upriver: a timeline of the dispute over estuarine lionfish

Over the past month, the story of Lauren Arrington's sixth-grade science project on lionfish salinity tolerance has exploded.


Related Topix: Florida International University

Beach Carolina Magazine

Exclusive North Carolina Civil War 150th Anniversary Bus Tour Oct. 24-25

RALEIGH, NC July 24, 2014 - From the massive amphibious attack on Fort Fisher, the largest by American forces until World War II, to the 6,000 acre battlefield at Bentonville to the site of the largest surrender of the Civil War at Bennett Place, participants in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes Civil War Sesquicentennial Bus Tour will learn details ... (more)


Related Topix: Raleigh, NC, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Durham, NC

The Town Talk

Thousands of prisoners treated for mental illness

The nation's largest prison system has spent more than $36.5 million on psychotropic drugs to treat thousands of offenders in the past four years, according to federal Bureau of Prisons data supplied to USA TODAY.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison

Bellingham Herald

Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that federal courts have no jurisdiction over the Colombian claims.


Related Topix: Food, Agriculture, Chiquita Brands International, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Life, Self Defense, US Supreme Court

Burlington Times News

Senate OKs Medicaid change legislation

North Carolina's Senate approved a Medicaid plan Thursday that will partially privatize how the program is administered in the state.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, North Carolina Government, Pat McCrory, US Governors

Utility Products

Duke Energy realigns executive vice presidents

Duke Energy is realigning its organizational structure and the roles of several senior leaders to support the company's long-term strategy, Duke Energy president and CEO Lynn Good announced today.


Related Topix: Electronic

News Observer

RoundPoint Mortgage to lay off 166 in Charlotte

The Charlotte Observer reported that documents filed with the North Carolina Commerce Department indicate that RoundPoint Mortgage Co.


Related Topix: Mortgage, Personal Finance, Home

Carolina Beaches

What's Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina

An exploration of 18th century beer in Statesville, a look at the view 20 feet from stardom in Raleigh and a lively concert of indie folk tunes in Winston-Salem are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you'll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.


Related Topix: Statesville, NC, Raleigh, NC, Winston-Salem, NC

Brandon Sun

Annual Farm Aid concert, food festival featuring Willie Nelson is scheduled for North Carolina

The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Food Festival

Business Journal

North Carolinians to receive $8.5M in Obamacare refunds

North Carolinians will receive $8.5 million in refunds tied to their health insurance costs.


Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Healthcare Law, Law

Business Journal

North Carolinians to receive $8.5M in Obamacare refunds

More than 182,500 North Carolinians will receive a total of nearly $8.5 million in refunds tied to Obamacare.


Post and Courier

Clyburn announces State Medicaid Expansion Caucus

U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., has teamed up with two other Congressmen to push for their states to accept Medicaid expansion.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, James Clyburn, Democrat, Medicaid, Health, Representative Henry "Hank" Johnson, Representative Hank Johnson, North Carolina Government, South Carolina

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Macon Telegraph

Open and shut case: choosing and hanging shutters

This undated photo provided by Timberlane Shutters/ shows windows with shutters.



Teen pilot killed at sea in quest to set world record

A Veteran's flag that was supposed to be used as a funeral drape in North Carolina never made it.


Cystic Fibrosis Drug Combo May Be Less Effective Than Hoped

A powerful drug combo may not be as effective against cystic fibrosis as previously thought.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cystic Fibrosis, Health, Fibrosis, Cell Biology, Biology, Science, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Genetics

WECT-TV Wilmington

Researchers studying rip currents off North Carolina beaches

Researchers have studied how they work in other parts of the world, but now, for the first time, a group of researchers is taking a closer look at rip currents off North Carolina beaches.


Related Topix: Carolina Beach, NC, Wrightsville Beach, NC, Kure Beach, NC


Jacksonville restaurants receive tips against armed robbery

The Jacksonville Police Department and Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce are spreading flyers out to local ethnic restaurants and businesses to prevent a targeted armed robbery.


WTKR-TV Norfolk

Bomb explodes on city bus in North Carolina

Police are investigating after a bomb exploded on a public transit bus Tuesday night in Durham, according to a report from WGHP.



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