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Archive - Jan ___, 2013

NC Cabinet members get salary bump from McCrory

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Cabinet secretaries in North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration are getting salary bumps thanks to latitude from the Legislature. Full story...
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NC inauguration is hub for 3 days of celebrations

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Pat McCrory has been North Carolina's governor for almost a week, but the celebrations are hardly over. Full story...
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NC school board sets virtual charter school rules

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North Carolina's state school board is setting ground rules for education entrepreneurs who want to offer online-only classes to public school students whose parents opt out of existing classrooms. Full story...
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NC schools take preventative steps after Newtown

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The Connecticut school massacre is leading North Carolina's school board to look again at steps aimed at keeping safe 1.5 million public school students and more than 100,000 educators. Full story...
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Vote open in Azalea Festival tagline contest

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video The North Carolina Azalea Festival is looking for a tagline to describe the event, and you can help pick a winner. Full story...
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Flu cases on the increase

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video The flu has hit hard and early, and the rush is on to try to prevent the spread of the virus. New Hanover County Health Department officials remind residents it is not too late to become vaccinated. Full story...
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NC schools cut corporal punishment cases in half

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The number of North Carolina children being paddled at school is falling fast as the handful of districts that continue to use physical pain as discipline decline. Full story...
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Marlin & Ray’s closes

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Employees of Marlin & Ray’s, which opened in late May at 11 Van Campen Blvd., learned of the restaurant’s closing during a staff meeting last night according to a manager on site Thursday morning. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: FDA might tighten reins on Vicodin

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For the millions of patients across the nation who rely on Vicodin for relief from severe pain, the new rules could sharply restrict the number of pills they can get and drastically increase the number of doctor visits necessary to get them. Many patients who can now get a six-month supply would need to visit their doctors every 30 days to renew a prescription. Full story...
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Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Bounty sinking

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video The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on the sinking of a replica of the HMS Bounty last year off the Outer Banks. Full story...
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