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Archive - Jan 31, 2013

NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel

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An unemployment insurance system overhaul for North Carolina has cleared its first hurdle early in the General Assembly as a House committee agreed to changes that would include cutting jobless benefits and raising employee taxes. Full story...
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Pain clinic agrees to settle HIV complaint

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The US Justice Department is settling a claim against a North Carolina pain clinic that refused to treat a woman because she has AIDS. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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School bus tires slashed at Topsail High

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videoSome students in Pender County got a late start to their school day after vandals apparently targeted school buses. A statement from Pender County Schools says at 5:15 a.m., bus drivers arrived to begin their routes and found flat tires on 15 buses parked at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Storm brings high winds, flooding to NC

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A winter storm system brought high winds and heavy rains that sparked some flooding in western North Carolina. Nearly 14,000 customers were still without electric service late Thursday morning. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 30

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videoOn Wednesday night we showcased NC State swimmer Stephen Coetzer on our sports segment on WWAY. This wasn't our first time featuring the former Laney standout. In fact we went down memory lane with the former Buccaneer who's now one of the top swimmers on the nationally ranked Wolfpack swim team. Full story...
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Bill would let permit holders take guns into restaurants with alcohol

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video How well do guns and alcohol mix? A new bill in the General Assembly would allow people with concealed carry permits into restaurants where alcohol is served. Full story...
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