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15 min ago | Kinston Free Press

Employment up, unemployed down in North Carolina

The rate in March was 6.3 percent, compared with 6.4 percent in February, 7.7 percent six months earlier and 8.5 percent a year ago.


4 hrs ago | KNUS-AM Aurora

Medal of Honor nominee recounts deadly attack

White's platoon left a meeting with village elders in Afghanistan after an interpreter heard suspicious chatter on an Army radio.


Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, University of North Carolina Charlotte

8 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.


Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

12 hrs ago | Burlington Times News

Woman denied flight in N.C. with oxygen tank

A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork.


Related Topix: US News, Federal Aviation Administration

15 hrs ago | WTVF Nashville

Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.


Related Topix: Missouri Government, Missouri, North Carolina Government

Tue Apr 22, 2014


Burr supports NC decisions on health care overhaul

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr says North Carolina leaders were right both to decline expanding Medicaid and creating their own online insurance web site through the federal health care overhaul.


Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Law, Law, North Carolina Government, Medicaid, Health, Pat McCrory, US Governors


Republicans in North Carolina's Senate race trade few hits

The candidate in North Carolina's Republican Senate primary with backing from the party's Washington establishment came under little direct criticism Tuesday night as his top rivals had their first real chance to challenge him face to face.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Davidson College

News9 Oklahoma City

Sen. Rand Paul says school choice could expand GOP

Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Hawaii Government, Hawaii, North Carolina Government, Barack Obama

Fort Mill Times

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

The indictment was handed down Tuesday and charges nine people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen.


WSET-TV Lynchburg

Duke: Moving Coal Ash Would Cost up to $10 Billion

Duke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill.



Milsap, Wiseman, Cochran get call from Country Music Hall of Fame

Ronnie Milsap, who scored a handful of crossover hits in the 1970s and 1980s, bluegrass singer Mac Wiseman and songwriter Hank Cochran are this year's inductees into the County Music Hall of Fame, the Country Music Association said on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Ronnie Milsap, Country, Mac Wiseman

National Public Radio

UNC Reading Specialist Says She Is Resigning

The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester.


Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Illegal aliens causing human rights crisis in North Carolina

Last month, local police and federal law enforcement agents raided a home in a Winston-Salem neighborhood and discovered a naked woman lying on a mattress, the woman was in the country illegally and had been forced into prostitution by a group of human traffickers operating throughout the state.


Related Topix: Illegal Immigration, US News, Immigration Reform


CMPD seeking suspects in armed robbery

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Armed Robbery Unit is requesting help in identifying two suspects.


Mon Apr 21, 2014

Norwalk Citizen News

NC House panel looks at solutions to food deserts

Shrinking pockets of North Carolina with limited access to fresh, healthful foods is challenging and ultimately requires a nongovernment solution, the leader of a General Assembly committee looking at the issue said Monday.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government

The Wichita Eagle

In North Carolina, a GOP contest over whoa s more conservative

U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers is serving the end of her second two-year term. She is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Renee Ellmers, Southern Pines, NC, Fort Bragg, NC, Law, Employment / Labor Law


Christian Activists: Children Better Off Orphans Than With Gay Parents

The religious right's love affair with the anti-gay policies of Russian President Vladmir Putin continued Sunday on the weekly edition of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," when a panel of mostly conservative commentators supported the ban on gay adoption in Russia.


Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Parenting, Family, Vladimir Putin

ABC News

Elizabeth Spencer Wins $30,000 Short Story Prize

The 92-year-old Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction, the Dungannon Foundation announced Monday.


Related Topix: Entertainment

The Chronicle

Same-sex couples attempt to file joint taxes in North CarolinaJen...

A number of same-sex couples in North Carolina have filed their taxes jointly to protest the state's ban on same-sex marriages.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, US Supreme Court

The Virginian-Pilot

McCrory coal ash announcement miffs GOP

Some North Carolina lawmakers say they were surprised and miffed by fellow Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's announcement that he's seeking legislation to beef up government oversight of coal ash dumps.


Related Topix: North Carolina Government, Pat McCrory, US Governors


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