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

    3 hrs ago | 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.


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

    21 hrs ago | 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."


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

    Wednesday Dec 17 | 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.


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

    Tuesday Dec 16 | 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.


  5. 3 Dead After Using Cocaine Laced With PainkillerRead the original story

    Sunday Dec 7 | 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.


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

    Sunday Nov 23 | 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.


  7. Bradshaw Concedes To Republican In NC Senate RaceRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 20 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A Democratic North Carolina state Senate candidate has conceded to his Republican rival after he says the ballot recount he requested didn't change the result. Tom Bradshaw released a statement Wednesday congratulating John Alexander on his victory in their Wake County legislative race.


  8. Next Batch Of NC House Republicans MeetRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    House Republicans are still on top at the North Carolina Legislature, but they've got some work to do before extending their control for two more years. At the top of their list is choosing their nominee for chamber speaker.


  9. NC Legislature May Not Be Over For This YearRead the original story

    Nov 10, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January. McCrory says he'll call the current legislature back to Raleigh for a special work session if situations warrant to discuss more economic incentives considered key to landing jobs.


  10. UNC To Face More Scrutiny From Accrediting AgencyRead the original story

    Nov 4, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges said the school is being sent a letter about a new investigation, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported. Belle Wheelan said the new investigation will focus on the findings of an Oct. 22 independent review that found nearly two decades of academic fraud.


  11. Door-To-Door Canvassing May Decide NC Senate RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's U.S. Senate race will be remembered for the avalanche of television ads for and against Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis. But the outcome may be decided by workers who pounded the pavement in neighborhoods Saturday in the campaign's final days.


  12. Bill Clinton coming to Raleigh Today To Help Hagan BidRead the original story

    Oct 31, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Bill Clinton came to North Carolina last month to quietly raise money for Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate campaign. Now the former president is returning to rally the faithful publicly for the Democratic incumbent.


  13. NAACP Plans Voting Rallies In Eastern NCRead the original story

    Oct 26, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The Rev. William Barber II says that he's planning "March to the Polls" events in Nags head on Sunday and Elizabeth City on Monday.


  14. Thom Tillis talks record, Obama in Hagan challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    They've been the touchstone for Thom Tillis' North Carolina U.S. Senate campaign since he officially filed as a candidate eight months ago. In debates and on the stump, Tillis contrasts legislative and fiscal policies he says he promised to complete when Republicans took over the legislature following the 2010 elections with what he considers Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan's empty resume since being elected in 2008.


  15. Blue Cross Reveals 2015 Health Insurance RatesRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's largest health insurer said on Wednesday that 2015 rates will rise by more than 13 percent on average for buyers of individual Affordable Care Act policies. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina discussed the expected rate increases in a teleconference several weeks ahead of the Nov. 15 kickoff for the enrollment period for coverage starting in January.


  16. NC Hospitals Have Gear In Place For EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Hospital officials in several of North Carolina's largest cities say they have protective gear and procedures ready in case they need to treat an Ebola patient. The Associated Press contacted hospitals in Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh as part of an informal nationwide survey on Ebola preparedness.


  17. Hearing Scheduled On NC Homeowners Insurance RatesRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's insurance commissioner is holding a hearing on a request from companies that want to increase homeowner insurance prices by an average of more than 25 percent in January. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will hold the hearing Monday in Raleigh.


  18. NC Teen Pregnancy Rate DeclinesRead the original story

    Oct 16, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The News & Observer of Raleigh reported the pregnancy rate for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 dropped 11 percent last year compared with the previous year. The Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina says about 11,000 girls reported pregnancies last year.


  19. No Road Closures In Raleigh During NC State FairRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    People planning to attend the N.C. State Fair will not have to deal with road closures in Raleigh as they head for the midway. The N.C. Department of Transportation says no lane closures are planned on the Fortify construction project in south and east Raleigh during fair hours so the increased traffic projected for the 11-day event.


  20. Hearing Set On State Fair Concealed Gun BanRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A hearing is set in state court in Raleigh on Monday on the action being brought by Grass Roots North Carolina. The group is challenging a recent change in state law allowing the fair to ban concealed-carry permit holders from bringing guns to the fair that begins on Thursday.


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