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  1. Huckabee Signing Books During Trip Through Raleigh; CarolinasRead the original story

    Thursday | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    On Thursday, Huckabee is hosting North Carolina book signing events in Greensboro and Charlotte. He's also appearing at a bookstore in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


  2. Courts, Revenues Could Alter NC Legislature's School AgendaRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 27 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The minimum salary for a North Carolina public school teacher almost assuredly will rise next fall. And more opportunities for higher pay for teachers of high-demand subjects or within hard-to-staff schools will receive much debate.


  3. Raleigh Appalachian State University Student Found Dead In Dorm RoomRead the original story

    Friday Jan 23 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Officials at Appalachian State University say a freshman from Raleigh has been found dead in her dorm room, the fourth student death at the school during the academic year. The university said in a statement that the body of 19-year-old Mary Catherine Johnson was found in her room Monday at Appalachian PanHellenic Hall.


  4. Social Media Bomb Threat On Atlanta To Raleigh FlightRead the original story

    Sunday Jan 18 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Passengers on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Raleigh were forced to get off the plane on the tarmac at Raleigh-Durham International Airport after a bomb threat was made against the plane on social media. Airport spokeswoman Mindy Hamlin told local media outlets that airport officials were told about the threat around 12:30 p.m. Saturday about an hour after the plane took off.


  5. Duke Cancels Muslim Call To Prayer; Cites Opposition, SafetyRead the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Before it unraveled, a plan to use Duke University's chapel tower in a call to prayer for the school's Muslim community was meant to promote religious unity and pluralism. One administrator explained in a newspaper column that "at Duke University, the Muslim community represents a strikingly different face of Islam than is seen on the nightly news: one that is peaceful and prayerful."


  6. NC Senators Call $52M Sale Price Of Dix Land A Little LowRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 14 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Some key Republican state senators aren't thrilled with new terms between North Carolina government and Raleigh to sell the old Dorothea Dix hospital campus property to the city for it to build a large park. Senate Rules Chairman Tom Apodaca and recent health budget-writer Sen. Ralph Hise said Tuesday they considered the $52 million sale price a little low for the state.


  7. Raleigh & NC Reach $52 M Deal To Sell Land To City For ParkRead the original story

    Monday Jan 12 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Raleigh and North Carolina state government have finally reached an arrangement for the city to buy land near downtown where a mental hospital stood for more than 150 years for a large park. Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane announced the $52 million deal Monday for the 307-acre Dorothea Dix property at the Executive Mansion.


  8. NC State Hands No. 2 Duke Its 1st Loss In 87-75 UpsetRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 12 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Kyle Washington hopped on a courtside table to celebrate amid a crowd of North Carolina State fans jumping around at midcourt. Anthony "Cat" Barber posed with fans taking selfies amid the chaos.


  9. NC legislator going unaffiliated, wants to caucus with GOPRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 8 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A state House member from the Outer Banks announced Wednesday he's switching his voter registration from Democrat to unaffiliated and likely will caucus with the Republican majority beginning with the new legislative session later this month. Second-term Rep. Paul Tine of Kitty Hawk disclosed his decision a week before lawmakers return to Raleigh to elect new chamber leaders and after speaking with Republicans about his potential switch. 9 comments

  10. 2 Million-Dollar NC Lottery Winners Have Yet To Claim MoneyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 6 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A news release from the N.C. Education Lottery says a lucky player matched all five white balls in the Jan. 3 Powerball drawing. The winning ticket was purchased in Spruce Pine in Mitchell County.


  11. Attempted Suicide Causes Raleigh Apartment FireRead the original story

    Saturday Jan 3 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Firefighters say a blaze that injured one person and destroyed 12 apartments in Raleigh was started when someone tried to commit suicide with a firebomb. Authorities said the fire started around 7:15 p.m. Friday and was started by an incendiary device.


  12. Dan Blue to remain NC Senate minority leaderRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina Senate Democrats are keeping veteran lawmaker Dan Blue of Raleigh as their leader for the next two years and chose a relative newcomer as minority whip. The Senate Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday in Raleigh voted Blue as minority leader.


  13. Duke Lacrosse Accuser Appeals Slaying ConvictionRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 31 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape has appealed her separate conviction for stabbing her boyfriend to death. WRAL in Raleigh reports that on Monday, a lawyer for Crystal Mangum filed an appeal of her 2013 conviction.


  14. Q-and-A With NC Senator-Elect Thom TillisRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The legislature stands in the rearview mirror for Thom Tillis after four years as one of North Carolina state government's most powerful politicians. After defeating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November in the nation's most expensive U.S. Senate campaign - calculated at $114 million by the Sunlight Foundation - Tillis has now turned his eyes to Capitol Hill.


  15. Surprise Light Snow Falls In The Triangle & Northern NCRead the original story

    Dec 20, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Light snow started falling Saturday morning around Winston-Salem and spread east to Raleigh and Durham. Temperatures remained above freezing, preventing the snow from sticking.


  16. NC Regulator Says No To Homeowners Rate IncreaseRead the original story

    Dec 19, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina insurance companies that wanted to raise the cost of homeowners coverage by an average of 26 percent were told Friday the state's regulator is instead approving a zero overall change. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said that after a hearing on the requested rate increase that lasted several weeks this fall, he found "no factors or events justified the excessive costs requested by the insurance companies."


  17. Dan Blue to remain NC Senate minority leaderRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina Senate Democrats are keeping veteran lawmaker Dan Blue of Raleigh as their leader for the next two years and chose a relative newcomer as minority whip. The Senate Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday in Raleigh voted Blue as minority leader.


  18. Audit: NC Labor Dept Improperly Paid For 100-Mile CommuteRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The North Carolina Department of Labor improperly paid an employee more than $9,400 to commute 100 miles from the worker's home in Lexington, according to state auditors. Local media outlets report Tuesday that Kisha Holmes, deputy administrator of the department's Wage and Hour Bureau, got the reimbursement for mileage, meals, hotels and parking related to her commute from Lexington to Raleigh.


  19. 3 Dead After Using Cocaine Laced With PainkillerRead the original story

    Dec 7, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Three people have died and 10 more people needed medical attention after using cocaine laced with a painkiller in a central North Carolina county, authorities said Saturday. The deaths and injuries took place over about six hours earlier in the day in Chatham County, sheriff's office spokesman Doug Stuart said.


  20. NC Likely To Join Legislative Push On Uber, LyftRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services.


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