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2 hrs ago | News Observer

After chase, man faces cocaine-trafficking charge for second time in July

Robert Lee Alston, 32, of 3301 Trail Drive in Wendell was arrested shortly before 3 p.m. Friday at Quarry Road and Mitchell Mill Road, arrest records show, and charged with two counts of cocaine trafficking, maintaining a vehicle for drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and fleeing to avoid arrest.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC, Raleigh, NC

4 hrs ago | Mass Transit

NC: Wake GOP Warms to Transit as NC Senate Chills

July 25--RALEIGH -- Just as state Senate GOP leaders start pushing legislation that could make it hard for Wake County to get moving on a big transit plan, Wake GOP leaders say they finally are ready to get moving on a big transit plan.

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Related Topix: Garner, NC

Sun Jul 27, 2014

News Observer

Enloe High's Kate Nelson awarded Philip Watts Scholarship

Kate Nelson of Enloe High School in Raleigh was awarded the 2014 Philip Watts Scholarship, which recognizes an outstanding senior student of German in the Wake County Public Schools.

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Related Topix: Raleigh, NC

The Gaston Gazette

Legislative roundup: Measure gives teachers more tech flexibility

When students across the state return to school next month, their teachers would be able to use a new tools to monitor their progress and enhance communication between educators, students and parents, under an amendment that passed the House last week.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Burlington Times News

N.C. Medicaid deadline looming

County social services departments across the state continue to process a backlog of Medicaid applications ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline to get the job done.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Alamance County, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Cumberland County, NC, Guilford County, NC

News Observer

NC's new law requiring welfare applicants be tested for drugs faces delays

Work First Family Assistance provides job training and benefits to low-income families.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

News Observer

Some defendants languish in jail waiting on evaluations that could get them treatment, set them free

"We believe the services will be more efficiently and more effectively provided," then-county manager David Cooke told a reporter at the time.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, Alliance, NC

Eastern Wake 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

WECT-TV Wilmington

Man charged with killing UNC professor had just left Wake Jail

One of the men accused of beating a University of North Carolina professor to death on a quiet street near campus had been released from the Wake County Jail the day before, authorities confirmed Friday.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

WECT-TV Wilmington

Derick Davis II, 23

One of the men accused of beating a University of North Carolina professor to death on a quiet street near campus had been released from the Wake County Jail the day before, authorities confirmed Friday.

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Related Topix: Prison

Fri Jul 25, 2014

News Observer

Rolesville youth, 17, held on $500,000 bail after fifth drug arrest

In another warrant, Wake County sheriff's deputies also filed three felony charges that said Siddhantha Sharma had five doses of LSD in his possession Tuesday and had sold them to an undercover operative.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Rolesville, NC, Wake Forest, NC

Eastern Wake News

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

WRAL.com

Wake authorities searching for missing 14-year-old boy

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Malcom Sinclair Blue, who is believed to be cognitively impaired, at about 11 a.m. He is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds.

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Related Topix: Wendell, NC

The Cary News

Cary hopes to close loophole that allows mass clearing

Grading and Erosion Control Plans submitted as part of a site/subdivision plan associated with residential development that has a gross density of three units per acre or less are limited to clearing and disturbing only the land area required to install the infrastructure to serve the development .

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Related Topix: Cary, NC

Thu Jul 24, 2014

News Observer

Notebook: High school coaches move toward accreditation

North Carolina already is among the national leaders in accredited high school coaches, but may make a big jump in the national rankings during the next year.

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Related Topix: Greensboro, NC, Davis, NC, Jazz, The Crusaders

News Observer

Blue Cross, WakeMed team up on cost-saving project

Two of the Triangle's biggest health care organizations have teamed up to trim medical expenses as part of a broader national emphasis on cutting costly waste in the health care field.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC

Independent Weekly

Sales tax bill passes N.C. Senate

This morning the North Carolina Senate voted 31-17 to pass H1224. Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, a Republican from Concord, introduced an amendment to the bill to raise the local sales tax cap to 2.75 percent rather than 2.5 percent.

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Related Topix: Concord, NC, Raleigh, NC, Durham, NC

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Teacher's Job Fair for Houston School District in Greensboro

Sabrina Santucci reports live from Guilford County that the Houston Independent School District is recruiting teachers and promising them about 18, 000 more dollars than they are making in North Carolina LOOKING AHEAD, LOOKING AHEAD, THE HOUSTON, TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS HOLDING A JOB FAIR IN GREENSBORO TODAY.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Greensboro, NC, Guilford County, NC

Wed Jul 23, 2014

News Max

North Carolina Senate Candidates Seek Help From Outside Groups

With the power of the North Carolina state party in decline, supporters of Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan, have created a separate fundraising organization in hopes of boosting her re-election campaign, The New York Times reported.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat

News Observer

Documents detail kidnapping plot of Wake prosecutor's father

Kelvin Melton is convicted in Wake County of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and being a habitual felon.

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Related Topix: Wake Forest, NC, Prison, Butner, NC

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