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Republicans see Senate chances bolstered by primary results

Republicans counting on an unpopular president and a favorable electoral landscape to help them win control of the U.S. Senate could have another asset this year - stronger candidates who are less likely to say embarrassing things.

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Related Topix: US News, Representative Paul Broun, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Tom Cotton, Todd Akin, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Udall

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.

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

Business Journal

North Carolina craft brewers to brew statewide collaboration beer

With 17 participating breweries from all over North Carolina, brewers will gather in Hillsborough at Mystery Brewing Public House on Saturday to celebrate the collaboration.

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Related Topix: Drink, Beer

Switched

HUFFPOLLSTER: North Carolina's Senate Race Remains Competitive

The North Carolina Senate race is close. Gallup finds a racial gap in views of the police.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Suffolk University, 2012 Presidential Election

New York Daily News

North Carolina mother jailed after death of suffocated infant

Police arrested Katherine Anne Jennings in suspicion of involuntary manslaughter in the death of baby Luke, who allegedly died in a case of co-sleeping with his mother.

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NewsOK.com

NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

North Carolina electric power regulators were justified in their decision that previously allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise the bills of average residential customers of the former Progress Energy by $88 per year, the state Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

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WLOS

Man, grandson killed in Rocky Mount house fire

Officials in Rocky Mount say a man and a 5-year-old boy have been killed in a house fire.

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Related Topix: Fire

Business Journal

Conference committee reaches compromise on N.C. coal ash bill

The N.C. General Assembly is expected to vote Wednesday on a bill to regulate coal ash in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government

Richmond County Daily Journal

Richmond among worst counties for truck crashes

Daily JournalCordova Fire and Rescue volunteers contain fluid spilling from an overturned tractor-trailer Aug. 11 outside Rockingham on U.S. 1 South.

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Related Topix: Rockingham, NC, Richmond County, NC, Anson County, NC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WYFF-TV Greenville

New fishing tournament comes to Lake Hartwell

A LAST MINUTE VENUE CHANGE FOR A FISHING TOURNAMENT MEANS BIG BUCKS ON THE WAY TO ONE UPSTATE COMMUNITY.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government

CBS 3 Springfield

Brunswick Co. officials await lab results to address coal ash on baseball field

Brunswick County School officials are awaiting additional lab results before moving forward with a plan to address the coal ash found on South Brunswick Middle School's baseball field earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Roll Call

NRSC Launching Coordinated Ad Buy in North Carolina

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is launching a coordinated TV ad buy next month with North Carolina Senate hopeful Thom Tillis.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, The National, Entertainment, Television

Washington Examiner

Hansen Turbine to expand Va. manufacturing plant

A manufacturer of coating spray applications for the aircraft and turbine parts coating industry is planning to invest $2.5 million to expand its operations in Grayson County.

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WLBT-TV Jackson

Fitness may boost kids' brainpower

Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Standardized Testing, Education, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

NewsOK.com

Frontier now flying out of Dulles Airport

The low-cost carrier will begin nonstop service to 17 destinations from Dulles this year.

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Business Journal

Forbes Custom Cabinets of Apex files for bankruptcy

In its filing the company listed $666,325 in assets and $2.1 million in debt. The largest of the debts is about $1.3 million owed to Bank of North Carolina .

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Related Topix: Economics News, Bankruptcy, Small Business, Personal Finance

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Jefferson Post Online Edition

McCrory scrambling to change the budget he was 'proud to sign'

The more days that pass since Governor Pat McCrory signed the state budget, the more confusing that budget becomes, especially when trying to figure out what it means for public schools in North Carolina.

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Related Topix: Pat McCrory, US Governors, Opinion

InsiderOnline

Policy Studies

Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive.

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Health.com

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer - even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

JD Supra

Feds to auction North Carolina offshore wind sites

The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced plans to auction the rights to lease sites off the North Carolina coast for offshore wind projects.

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Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Bald Head Island, NC

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