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  1. Road Salt Supply Low, Demand High As Winter Looms In NCRead the original story

    Yesterday | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter.

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  2. Money For NC Private School Vouchers Begins movingRead the original story

    Yesterday | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The first million dollars have been sent to private and religious schools across North Carolina while an appeals court considers a judge's ruling that a new scholarship program for low-income public school children is unconstitutional. About $1.1 million was distributed last Friday to 109 private schools that accepted students under the Opportunity Scholarships program, State Educational Assistance Authority grants director Elizabeth McDuffie said Monday.

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  3. Cooper Awaiting Retrial In Wife's DeathRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A man awaiting a new trial in the death of his wife six years ago is expected to be in court in Raleigh. Forty-year-old Brad Cooper was accused of killing his wife and dumping her body near their home in Cary in 2008.

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  4. Pedestrian Killed On Capital Blvd.Read the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday night along a busy Raleigh thoroughfare faces a drunken driving charge. Raleigh police said 63-year-old Clarence Edward Hayes was walking in a designated crosswalk across Capital Boulevard around 10 p.m. when a 2005 Honda Accord hit him.

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  5. DA Dismisses Most Remaining Protest Arrests In NCRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The top prosecutor in North Carolina's capital is dropping criminal charges against hundreds of people arrested at mass protests at the state legislature last year. Wake County District Attorney Ned Mangum said Friday his move was prompted by a June 30 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutional rights of people to peacefully assemble and protest government policies.

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  6. Few NC senators meet for perfunctory floor sessionRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The adjournment impasse at the North Carolina General Assembly remains in place after the Senate met briefly in keeping with the state constitution. Five senators and Lt.

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  7. NC Prosecutor Warns Internet Sweepstakes OperatorsRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 18 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. District Attorney Susan Doyle sent letters to more than a dozen businesses this week, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported.

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  8. Indian Company Plans 1,200 Jobs In CaryRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 18 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Indian information technology services company HCL Technologies said Thursday its American subsidiary will add about 1,200 jobs in North Carolina over the next five years by continuing to prepare not-fully-ready workers to fill the IT jobs. HCL America, part of the global IT outsourcing company that employs more than 90,000 people worldwide, said it will expand over the next five years in the Raleigh suburb of Cary, where it now employs about 800.

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  9. Environmentalists Question NC Fracking SupportersRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A conservation group is questioning some people who turned up at a public hearing in western North Carolina to support fracking. The Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League has a video showing that the group of supporters from Winston-Salem seemed to know very little about the issue at the hearing late last week in Cullowhee, The Winston-Salem Journal reported.

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  10. Willie Nelson Among 'Farm Aid' Performers In RaleighRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 14 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The annual Farm Aid concert was in Raleigh Saturday with performances by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp and others. The concert was held Saturday at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre.

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  11. Judge Sides With Modern House In NC NeighborhoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 12 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    A Superior Court judge says a local board was wrong to halt construction of a modern home in a historic neighborhood in Raleigh. Architect Louis Cherry and his wife, Marsha Gordon, had nearly completed their 2,100-square-foot house in Raleigh's Historic Oakwood District when the city's Board of Adjustment revoked their "certificate of appropriateness" in February.

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  12. Bank Of America Trophy Tour Comes To RaleighRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Join WPTF for the Bank of America Trophy Tour Presented by Coca-Cola Wednesday, September 10 - City Plaza on Fayetteville St., Raleigh from Noon - 1:30pm! * A chance to get your photo taken with the Bank of America 500 Trophy & the 2014 Sprint Cup Trophy plus tons of FREE prize giveaways!

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  13. Tillis, Hagan Gear Up For 1st NC Senate DebateRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 2 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates finally meet in person to trade barbs live on statewide radio & television.

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  14. Union, NAACP Plan 3 Labor Day Rallies Across NCRead the original story

    Monday Sep 1 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Union and civil rights leaders are joining together for a series of rallies and news conferences across North Carolina on Labor Day.

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  15. Patient Info Stolen From Duke Health SystemsRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    WRAL in Raleigh reports system officials said Friday that the information was stolen from an administrative office on July 1. Officials said the unencrypted device contained spreadsheets that included patients' names, medical record numbers, physicians' names and, in some instances, the names of certain Duke University Hospital locations visited.

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  16. Mayor: Updated Offer Soon On Old Dix Hospital LandRead the original story

    Aug 29, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The mayor of Raleigh says she believes there soon will be an agreement with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration to acquire land at a now-closed North Carolina mental hospital the city wants to convert into a regional park.

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  17. Construction Halted On Some NC Roads For HolidayRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    The N.C. Department of Transportation says most construction projects along state and U.S. routes will be suspended for the Labor Day weekend.

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  18. McCrory Asked Not To Defend NC Gay Marriage BanRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Same-sex couples and their families who want Gov. Pat McCrory to keep out of pending litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage ban are bringing names of their allies to his offices.

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  19. NC Moves To Fine Duke Over Coal Ash PollutionRead the original story

    Aug 27, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    North Carolina environmental officials moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.

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  20. Selma Abandons Proposed Ban On Saggy PantsRead the original story

    Aug 22, 2014 | WPTF-AM Raleigh

    Members of Selma's Town Council have decided against some belt-tightening measures and are putting the issue behind them for now.

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