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11 hrs ago | HeraldSun.com

Whitted project gets housing tax credits

Second time was the charm for the proposed Whitted Junior High School redevelopment, which has received an allocation of low-income housing tax credits from the state.

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Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

15 hrs ago | Jacksonville Daily News

County's hopes crash after House drops sales-tax option

Onslow County Board of Commissioners' regular meeting reconvened Tuesday afternoon, but the session ended in roughly five minutes after state leaders voted against a one-quarter-cent sales tax local option.

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Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, 9, Raleigh, NC

15 hrs ago | News Observer

As Wake reaches a million residents, can it keep up?

How fast has Wake County grown? The answer is statistical, with 100,000 more residents coming in the last four years alone.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC, Mathematics, Science, Cary, NC, Orange County, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

16 hrs ago | HeraldSun.com

Council approves Argos incentives

On a 6-0 vote, the City Council agreed this week to raise to $924,676 its business-incentive offer to a Durham-based pharmaceutical company that's developing treatments for kidney cancer, HIV and lupus.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

Sat Aug 16, 2014

News Observer

3-judge panel system could shake up NC courts

In February, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood ruled the legislature's 2013 law ending teacher tenure was unconstitutional, and he blocked it from taking effect.

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Related Topix: Hobgood, NC, Guilford County, NC, Wake County, NC

The Robesonian

Cummings enjoys a double-dip

When The Robesonian began fielding allegations that Raymond Cummings, director of Transportation for the Public Schools of Robeson County and a county commissioner, was using a school-issued vehicle for purposes unrelated to his work with the system, we tried to speak with Cummings.

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Related Topix: Robeson County, NC, Opinion

Fri Aug 15, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Police log: Men arrested in separate July incidents

Police made arrests this week in connection with incidents in July. Demarlo Darin Ferrell, 35, of East Main Street was arrested and charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and second-degree kidnapping in a July 12 incident on Ardmore Drive.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

Chapel Hill News

Bob Wilson: Crisis of the young black male

The boy was 3, maybe 4 years old, holding onto his mother in the Woodcroft Food Lion on a recent Sunday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

News Observer

TriPol: Wake sheriff candidate sounds off on Ferguson unrest

In the days since a police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, the St. Louis suburb was roiled by protests that occasionally led to violent clashes with police.

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

Jacksonville Daily News

Governor Pat McCrory Appoints Roger Echols as Durham County District Attorney

Governor Pat McCrory appointed District Attorney-Elect Roger Echols as the new Durham District Attorney following the retirement of Acting District Attorney Leon Stanback.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Thu Aug 14, 2014

AmmoLand

It's Time For Durham County, NC To Shred The Jim Crow Gun Registry

In June of this year, Senate Bill 226 was passed and the Jim Crow-era gun registry in Durham County was repealed.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, North Carolina Government

Wed Aug 13, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Testimony continues in hearing for man seeking new trial

A Durham lawyer testified today that he never received some documents from prosecutors that would have helped him defend David Yearwood on charges that he raped a 12-year-old girl.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Tue Aug 12, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Reckhow: Rules tweak needed for building placements

Those big new apartment blocks in town have a Durham county commissioner wondering if officials need to "tweak" the city's land-use rules to provide more room between such buildings and the street.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

News Observer

Severe thunderstorm warning for Durham and Wake counties

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR SOUTHERN GRANVILLE COUNTY, SOUTHWESTERN VANCE COUNTY, NORTHERN WAKE COUNTY, WESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY, AND CENTRAL DURHAM COUNTY UNTIL 730 PM.

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Related Topix: Weather, Wake County, NC, Granville County, NC, Vance County, NC, Tornado, Natural Disasters

Mon Aug 11, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Volunteer Notes, Aug. 13

The Volunteer Center of Durham coordinates volunteer events and services across the Triangle.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC, Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC

Sat Aug 09, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Cyclical uptick to blame for Orange County rabies

Orange County can't catch a break this year when it comes to rabies cases. By Aug. 8, the county had reached 18 laboratory confirmed cases of rabies - six more than what its had in the past few years.

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Related Topix: Wake County, NC

HeraldSun.com

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Bernard Thomas Puppeteer Geneva Bierce-Wilson of the Red Herring Puppets is showing the costume of Benjamin Franklin to Zakiah Cason at the Museum of Life and Science, after the show "Electricity" puppets portray famous scientists involved in the invention of electricity, during the Summer Reading 2014 Finale.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Libraries, Kids, Family

HeraldSun.com

Education program for jail inmates in works

Sheriff's deputies are working to launch a pilot program this fall to provide adult basic education and GED classes for inmates in the Durham County Jail aged 16 to 24. The move comes as Sheriff Mike Andrews and the County Commissioners face some heat from local activists who say officials should make it possible for youthful inmates to continue ... (more)

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Related Topix: Prison, Family, Kids, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Fri Aug 08, 2014

HeraldSun.com

- Durham police seek missing toddler

The child is described as a black male weighing about 28 pounds. He may possibly be in Durham or in Southport, accompanied by his mother, 24-year-old Dreama Ferguson, or his father, 38-year-old Andre Thompson.

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Related Topix: Durham, NC

HeraldSun.com

Deputies find 975 weapons on courthouse visitors

Deputies found 975 weapons on people trying to enter the Durham County Courthouse in the first seven months of this year, including Tasers disguised as cellphones as well as guns, razors, knives and pepper spray.

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Related Topix: Drugs

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