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Report finds flaws in red wolf restoration effort
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:51pm.

An independent review has found flaws in a 27-year program to restore the endangered red wolf to the wild, including data gathering, the size of the habitat and lack of coordination with local managers. The review by the Wildlife Management Institute was released Thursday. It had been commissioned by federal wildlife officials as they consider whether to continue its efforts to maintain the world's only wild red wolf population in eastern North Carolina. A decision on how to proceed is expected in early 2015.

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Cosby removed as advisor at High Point University
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:45pm.

High Point University has removed Bill Cosby's name from its board of advisors amid of allegations of sexual assault made against him by four women. The High Point Enterprise reports the school announced Thursday that it had removed the 77-year-old comedian's name from its National Board of Advisors, a panel comprised of CEOs, "thought leaders and distinguished visionaries." The school's website says board members provide counsel to the school with regard to strategic goals, planning and execution.

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NC lawmakers examine rules for Uber, Lyft, Airbnb
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:51pm.

North Carolina lawmakers have heard presentations on digital services that allow people to sell car rides through a smart phone app or rent out rooms to travelers. Car services such as Uber and Lyft and short-term rental sites including Airbnb represent a new business model that legislators are studying ahead of the session that begins in January.

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Court allows gay marriage in South Carolina
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:39pm.

A federal court has cleared the way for gay couples to be married in South Carolina. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, on Tuesday denied state Attorney General Alan Wilson's request to block the marriages while it hears his appeal.

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NC appeals court upholds video gaming convictions
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:35pm.

videoThe North Carolina Court of Appeals is upholding the convictions of two people for violating the state law banning internet sweepstakes games.

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NC Medicaid projects running in black this year
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:41pm.

North Carolina's Medicaid office is predicting a small budget surplus this fiscal year despite higher than expected spending in prescription drug use and continued enrollment growth for the state's health insurance program for poor people.

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Cooper wants more NC schools to get bus cameras
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:37pm.

A panel of lawmakers, safety advocates and health professionals back North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper's proposal to install more cameras on school buses. Cooper says the cameras will deter drivers from skirting around them as they pick up or unload students.

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26-year-old female polar bear dies at NC Zoo
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 10:54pm.

Officials at the North Carolina Zoo say Patches, its 26-year-old female polar bear, has died after several weeks of declining health. General curator Ken Reininger and senior veterinarian Dr. J.B. Minter said a necropsy, which is an animal autopsy, showed Patches had an extensive lung mass suggestive of lung cancer.

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Court orders NC school to allow teen to attend
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:08pm.

A judge says a North Carolina teenager barred from attending school over fears about Ebola can return to class.

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NC county election boards reviewing vote totals today
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:41am.

Election workers are moving closer to making official the results of this month's North Carolina general election. Boards of election in all 100 counties were slated to meet Friday morning for what's called the canvass.

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