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6 charged in North Carolina with trafficking 1 ton of pot

Six people in western North Carolina have been arrested after officials found more than a ton of marijuana in a van.

Cooper to consider bill that cuts UNC Board of Govs. by 25%

Bill supporters say the measure would promote board effectiveness and efficiency. UNC system President Margaret Spellings has suggested a 32-member board is unwieldy.

NC House unanimously agrees to let schools control class sizes

The state House has unanimously agreed that North Carolina's public school districts should retain much of their flexibility in setting class sizes for early grades this fall after educators have warned that without it, teachers in other subjects could be let go.
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NC Marine Fisheries Commission passes shrimping petition

Today, the North Carolina Marine Fisheries Commission voted to approve a petition that affects shrimpers along our coast.

Raleigh group crochets plastic bags into mats for refugees

Glenwood Gatherings started making the mats in January, and they think they'll have several dozen by the time they give them to the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of NC in a few weeks.

NAACP demands Confederate flag ban in Orange County Schools

Clayton said that having to demonstrate that the flag disrupts the learning environment is symptomatic of racial and cultural bias in the district.
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New rules to boost saving reserve clears NC House

A state government saving reserve bill portrayed by supporters as helping North Carolina lawmakers avoid big spending cuts when the next fiscal emergency arrives has cleared one General Assembly chamber.
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American Eagle jet hits deer on takeoff, returns to Charlotte airport

Authorities say an American Eagle flight struck a deer shortly after taking off from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, forcing it to turn around and abort a flight to Gulfport, Mississippi.
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NC court once again blocks law stripping Cooper of election powers

North Carolina's Supreme Court has again blocked a law that would strip new Gov. Roy Cooper of gubernatorial powers to oversee elections

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