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Archive - Jan 2012

Record year for films in NC

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Bringing red-carpet stars Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence, studios chasing tax incentives increased their spending in North Carolina nearly threefold — from $75 million in 2010 to $220 million in 2011. Full story...
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Duke gets record number of freshman applications

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The hottest ticket in Durham might be a spot in the class of 2016, if the record number of applications for the freshman class at Duke University is any indicator. Full story...
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Goodwill offers free tax assistance in NC

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is offering income tax assistance to those who qualify in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC Ag official regrets warning turkey farm

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A North Carolina Agriculture Department official says she regrets tipping off employees at a Hoke County turkey processing plant that sheriff's deputies were investigating the business. Full story...
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Gardner-Webb University student collapses, dies

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A student at Gardner-Webb University has died after she collapsed in class on her 21st birthday. Full story...
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NC county board votes against rail service plan

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Iredell County commissioners have voted against a plan to expand commuter and freight rail service in the Charlotte region, possibly killing the project. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. DSS having trouble finding an attorney

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It was business as usual for the most part at the Brunswick County Commission meeting Tuesday night. The agenda followed the standard budget and report items. Work continues extending water and sewer services. This meeting lacked the fireworks of a previous meeting when Commissioner Charles Warren was asked to leave and then was escorted out. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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