Wake County News
National debt group launches NC lobbying effort
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 9:06am.

A national group pressuring Congress and the White House to cut America's $16 trillion national debt is launching a North Carolina chapter.

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NC legislators nearing unemployment debt proposal
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 5:31am.

New Republican leaders at the Legislature vowed last year to rid North Carolina of its $2 billion-plus debt to the federal government for unemployment benefits and put the state system on firm financial footing.

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NC counties canvass last week's election results
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 11/16/2012 - 8:16am.

Officials in North Carolina's 100 counties are trying to finalize counts from last week's elections, but some candidates barely trailing in key races likely won't be satisfied with the numbers.

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McCrory's win to play big at GOP governors meeting
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 7:55am.

Pat McCrory's victory in the North Carolina governor's race last week is likely to help him strike it big at a meeting of current and new GOP chief executives.

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NC energy panel meeting again in Raleigh
Submitted by Ashley Jacobs on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 6:13am.

Members of a panel directed by the Legislature to develop regulations that would allow for expanded North Carolina inland energy exploration are still developing their plan to complete their tasks.

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2 candidates for NC office named in police report
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 2:52pm.

North Carolina political experts say a police report naming two Republican Wake County school board members could damage their election bids for state government offices next month.

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NC State Fair attendance 965,000 this year
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 12:17pm.

Officials say more than 965,000 people attended the North Carolina State Fair this year. Fair officials said Monday that total attendance for the year was 965,237, making the event that ended Sunday the third highest ever.

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NC appeals court upholds trooper's firing
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 1:16pm.

A North Carolina appeals court has upheld the firing of a state trooper for having extramarital sex in patrol cars and a patrol office.

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This Day in NC History: Robert Phifer dies spurring founding of NC Museum of Art
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 8:22am.

On October 16, 1928, Robert Phifer, an art collector and native North Carolinian, died. He bequeathed seventy-five paintings and over $1 million to the North Carolina Art Society. The next year the first in a series of temporary art exhibition spaces opened in the Agriculture Building in Raleigh.

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Officials discuss safety at NC State Fair
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 7:48am.

Agriculture and labor officials will talk about safety at the NC State Fair on the day the fair opens in Raleigh. Last year, 25 visitors were sickened by e. coli bacteria.

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