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Columbus County OKs nearly $2 million for railroad

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Columbus County commissioners have agreed to spend nearly $2 million in tax incentives over the next decade to get the Carolina Southern Railroad rolling again in North and South Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reported that the board voted Monday night to approve $1.8 million in tax incentives for an unnamed buyer of the line that serves Columbus County, as well as Horry and Marion counties in South Carolina. Full story...
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AG Cooper to counties: Get ready for gay marriage

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North Carolina's top lawyer has advised local officials to prepare for an influx of same-sex couples seeking marriage certificates following a federal judge's ruling expected within days. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday that county registers of deeds should expect a ruling from the federal judge striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriages "relatively soon." Full story...
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NC SAT scores slightly higher, below national rate

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Average scores for public school seniors taking the SAT rose two points in 2014, but their overall scores were slightly below the national average. A statement from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction on Tuesday said the state's critical reading score of 499 surpassed the nation's reading score of 497. Full story...
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NC says it's making plans to comply with law

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North Carolina's deputy senior attorney general says the state is putting together plans to comply with an appeals court ruling that restores same-day registration and counting out-of-precinct ballots for the fall election. Alexander Peters told U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Tuesday the state will handle parts of same-day registration by hand instead of computer. Full story...
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Abortion, schools featured in new NC Senate ads

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Close to $2 million is being spent by outside groups on new television advertisements in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race - one from anti-abortion forces and another from the nation's largest teachers union. Full story...
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NC officials report 3 more cases of enterovirus

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videoState health officials report three more cases of enterovirus D68, raising the total number of cases in North Carolina to nine since late September. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan meet for 2nd NC Senate debate

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Democrat Kay Hagan and Republican Thom Tillis face off again tonight in their race for Hagan's seat in the US Senate. Full story...
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