Chicken McNugget Happy Meal (Source: McDonald's)
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McDonald’s: Fewer Happy Meals orders opting for soda

McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1
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Other new NC laws taking effect Oct. 1

New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina will: make clear the definition of "recreational facilities" where local governments can regulate the possession of concealed weapons. The definition includes athletic fields, swimming pools and gymnasium but doesn't include playgrounds, greenways or bike paths.
NC State grad student’s statistics project goes viral
2 years ago
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NC State grad student’s statistics project goes viral

It's an age old question… soda or pop? Now a doctoral student at NC State University has mapped out what people call things from different areas for a statistics class project. The results have gone viral.
Do you say soda, Coke or pop? NC State grad student creates maps of regional dialects that take Internet by storm
2 years ago
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Do you say soda, Coke or pop? NC State grad student creates maps of regional dialects that take Internet by storm

A New Jersey native who swapped “hoagies” for “sub” sandwiches when he came to N.C. State University for graduate school has found himself in the international limelight in the past week thanks to his detailed maps that illustrate speech patterns across the nation.
Bill stops NC cities, counties from pop limits
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Bill stops NC cities, counties from pop limits

Some legislators say just because New York wants to ban supersized sodas and other sugary drinks doesn't mean North Carolina cities and counties can try it, too.
NYC proposes ban on sale of oversize sodas
3 years ago
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NYC proposes ban on sale of oversize sodas

New York City officials say they believe their proposed ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks in eateries will prove popular with residents and start a national trend.