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Falling gas prices expected to boost Labor Day weekend travel

The auto club predicts 34.7 million Americans will commute by highway, air and other forms of transportation.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Government, West Virginia, West Virginia Government, Georgia, Georgia Government, Florida, Florida Government

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Personal Injury Law News

Larry Womble lawsuit over 2011 accident has been settled

The legal drama surrounding a fatal crash that left former state Rep. Larry Womble seriously injured is over, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.

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Institute for Southern Studies

Read the fiery ruling striking down NC school voucher program

Last week a North Carolina judge struck down a law passed by the Republican-controlled legislature that sought to award taxpayer-funded vouchers to low-income families that want to send their children to private schools.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Education, School Vouchers, US News, Hobgood, NC

The Wall Street Journal

Politics Counts: North Carolina's Voter Growth Could Help Kay Hagan

President Barack Obama greets North Carolina Democratic Senator Kay Hagan upon arrival at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte Aug. 26. Dante Chinni writes Politics Counts as a regular Capital Journal feature.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, North Carolina, Barack Obama

WSOCTV

NCDOT worker accused of sending inappropriate messages, photos to 11-year-old

Lincoln County detectives arrested a Statesville man Wednesday afternoon on child sex offense charges after they said he sent inappropriate messages and photos to an 11-year-old girl.

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The Robesonian

Too close to call in race for Senate seat

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan has been running hard for re-election for more than a year.

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

Roll Call

Top 5 Races to Watch in the South

The South continues to be dominated by big Senate races, with a couple of interesting House races sprinkled in for fun.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mike McIntyre, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, North Carolina, Republican, Representative Tom Cotton

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Robesonian

Obama makes NC stop

Abaca Press/MCTU.S. President Barack Obama arrives on the South Lawn of the White House after returning to Charlotte, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Richard Burr, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Republican, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, North Carolina

The Charlotte Observer

Anti-abortion activists protest at Kay Hagan's office

About 60 anti-abortion protesters rallied outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's Charlotte office Wednesday, hoping to influence not only North Carolina's Senate election but control of the entire Senate.

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

WLOS

Anti-abortion groups to rally at Hagan's office

Anti-abortion leaders are planning a rally outside Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's office in Charlotte to highlight her position on proposed abortion legislation.

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Q-Notes

Thousands of marriage equality petitions delivered to McCrory

Leaders with a statewide LGBT advocacy group and couples gathered at North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's three offices across the state this morning.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors, US News, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

Rocky Mount Telegram

Former N.C. House speaker ranked top lobbyist at legislature

The top leader in the N.C. House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group's list of the General Assembly's most influential lobbyists.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Randolph County, NC, Raleigh, NC

Gallup.com

North Carolina's Political and Economic Environment in 2014

With a critical midterm U.S. Senate election approaching -- one that could help decide which party controls the upper chamber -- about as many North Carolinians lean or identify Democratic as they do Republican .

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Related Topix: North Carolina, US Politics, Elizabeth Dole, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Kay Hagan, Democrat, 2012 Presidential Election

RickeyStokesNews.com

23rd Annual Hands Across the Border Campaign

During the 23rd annual Hands Across the Border campaign, Georgia, Florida, Alabama North and South Carolina law enforcement will be meeting their counterparts in communities near the Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida state lines to conduct road checks.

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Related Topix: Alabama Government, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Florida Government, Georgia Government, South Carolina, South Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee Government, Tennessee

Tue Aug 26, 2014

WLOS

Leader of NC counties' advocacy group leaving

The executive director of a group advocating for North Carolina's 100 counties is leaving his post after nine years to work for the National Association of Counties.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, State Prisons, Craggy Correctional Center, Prison

Burlington Times News

Conservative activist quits $95,000 health job

A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health, East Carolina University

JD Supra

Business Savvy: North Carolina Has Revamped its Business Court & Corporate Structure Rules

North Carolina continues to be cultivated into increasingly fertile ground in which sophisticated and complex businesses can flourish.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WCNC-TV Charlotte

President Obama speaks in Charlotte

US President Barack Obama speaks at the American Legion's 96th National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, August 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Kay Hagan, US News, US Senate, Democrat, us Travel, Travel, North Carolina, North America Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, US Military, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, US Air Force

Daily Reporter

Obama vows justice in murder of American

His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat

KFBB

Obama vows justice in murder of American

His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Life, Veteran Affairs, Senator Kay Hagan, North Carolina, US Senate, Democrat

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