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NC local school superintendents seek statewide bond for construction

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The CEOs of North Carolina's 115 local school districts are asking lawmakers to let voters decide whether they want to borrow for overdue construction needs that taxpayers must repay. Full story...
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State wants input on online license renewal

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How would you like to renew your driver's license without having to go to the DMV? The state wants your input on the idea. Full story...
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Plan forgives loans on NASCAR Hall of Fame

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Charlotte City Council has voted for an agreement to forgive more than $22 million in debt from the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Large pieces of timber wash ashore at Cape Lookout Seashore

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The staff at Cape Lookout National Seashore thinks the Graveyard of the Atlantic may be giving up some of the remains it's been holding onto. Full story...
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Groups file ethics complaints against Carolinas politicians

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Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and US Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker. Full story...
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Carolina Panthers to renovate luxury suites

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The Carolina Panthers plan to renovate 158 luxury suites at Bank of America Stadium. Work will start this month and is expected to be completed by mid-June. Full story...
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Lawmakers to ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear appeal on same-sex marriage

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North Carolina legislative leaders say they'll ask the U.S. Supreme Court to quickly hear their appeal seeking to reverse lower-court rulings that legalized gay marriage in the state. Full story...
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NC school board approves new grading scale for high school

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North Carolina high school students will have more leeway to earn better grades starting with the next academic year which begins in August. Full story...
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Blue Cross allowing more comparison of NC medical costs

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North Carolina's largest health insurer is opening its databanks to let consumers compare the costs of elective procedures and drive down rising medical prices. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina on Wednesday unveiled its online tool intended to make it easy to compare costs that can differ by thousands of dollars. Full story...
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Tobacco companies criticize federal judge

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Tobacco companies say they are being forced by a federal judge to inaccurately call themselves unscrupulous villains who continue to deceive the American public. In an appeals court filing Wednesday, the industry says the statements ordered by the judge in a government lawsuit would only trigger public anger against the companies and should be scrapped. Full story...
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