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NC schools to weigh nutrition value of snack foods

North Carolina public schools are moving toward rules to cut down on empty-calorie snacks and soft drinks.

Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk.

Bill to speed up presentation of evidence to District Attorneys goes to Senate

A method that could speed up offering the state's potential evidence to defense attorneys has been approved in the North Carolina House.

Early voting legislation delayed in House

Debate on politically tinged legislation to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week has been delayed in the House. The chief sponsor of the House measure gave no reason on the floor why he asked that a final House vote scheduled for Monday night be delayed until Wednesday.

INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets.

House to vote on shortening early voting period

A proposal to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week worries Democrats that they will lose voters. But Republican insist the shorter time is more efficient.

Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it’s philosophical

The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30.

Berger MIA as Commission, School Board talk money

video It was supposed to be a chance for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board members to try and get on the same page about the school district's budget. Instead, a Friday morning meeting may show the continued problems among the County Commission.

THE RANT: Someone please buy Brian Berger an alarm clock

video It's going to be a very long three-and-a-half-year term if you keep this up, Mr. Berger. You're quickly losing any credibility you may have had as an outsider wanting to initiate reform. May we suggest showing some respect for your constituents? Buy an alarm clock, use it, and try to be on time from now on. If not, please step aside and let someone more professional, more capable and more punctual do the job!

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Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.

Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of ‘loneliest elephant’

The elephant has lived in the zoo for 35 years, and lost his partner in 2012. He was diagnosed by veterinarians as both overweight and malnourished earlier this year, and also suffers behavioral issues.

Duke Energy warns of scams hitting customers

The company is reporting more than 25,000 customer scam attempts this year – the highest year on record.

Pope elevates 13 new cardinals then puts them in their place

Most removed their face coverings when they approached a maskless Francis to receive their red hats, but the first African-American to become a cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church kept his on.