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NC could encourage history class lessons
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:58pm.

The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles.

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NC could encourage history class lessons
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:58pm.

The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles.

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NC might encourage history material funded by Koch brothers
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:58pm.

The Department of Public Instruction may encourage North Carolina high school teachers to use material from an institute funded by the conservative Koch family. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the Virginia-based Bill of Rights Institute has a $100,000 contract with North Carolina to help develop materials for teachers in a course on the nation's founding principles.

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NC health officials: Two adults died from flu
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:51pm.

State health officials say two adults have died from the flu in North Carolina, raising the state death toll during the flu season to four. The state Department of Health and Human Services reports the latest deaths involved one adult between the ages of 25 and 49, and another adult aged 65 and older.

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NC State sending crafted coin to space aboard Orion craft
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:57am.

A titanium alloy coin that North Carolina State University engineers assembled from a 3-D printer is flying into space. The coin displaying the NC State Bell Tower is slated to be aboard an unmanned test flight of the Orion spacecraft launching from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today.

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UNC-CH pharmacy school receives $100 million gift
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:50pm.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $100 million for its pharmacy school, which is the largest individual gift in the school's history and among the top 10 donations to a college nationally in 2014. UNC announced the gift from Fred Eshelman on Wednesday. Eshelman graduated from UNC in 1972 and is the founder and former chief executive officer of Pharmaceutical Product Development. UNC-Chapel Hill's previous largest gift was $50 million.

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NC governor enters immigration order lawsuit
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:44pm.

Gov. Pat McCrory says he joined a lawsuit brought by the Texas attorney general challenging President Barack Obama's executive order last month on immigration because the president exceeded his powers laid out in the U.S. Constitution. McCrory made North Carolina one of the 17 states involved in the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court over Obama's order designed to keep as many as five million people living illegally in the United States from being deported.

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Wilmington company gets state innovation grant
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:23pm.

A Wilmington company is one of 13 across North Carolina to win a state innovation grant.

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NC officials: Parents key to stop youth drinking
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:57am.

North Carolina government leaders are encouraging parents to talk sooner to their children - particularly middle-school students - about the dangers of underage drinking. Parents are getting new resources to assist them.

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Group says NC abortion clinic rules fall short
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:48pm.

A group backing social conservative causes says proposed abortion clinic regulations released this week by North Carolina health officials don't go far enough. The head of the North Carolina Values Coalition also criticized Gov. Pat McCrory and his Department of Health and Human Services for getting input from abortion providers about the rules.

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