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Teacher Award

Freebird McKinney, a social studies teacher at Walter M. Williams High School in Burlington, was named the 2018 Burroughs Wellcome Fund North Carolina Teacher of the Year.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 21:31:38

Gun Violence

The solution to gun violence continues to be a discussion across the country and Sunday night the hot topic was being discussed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 21:30:02

Tech Diversity

North Carolina has a not-so-secret weapon in its hunt for Amazon and Apple's new campuses, and for any other companies in a tech industry that says it is hungry to reverse a poor track record on diversity: arguably the nation's largest system of historically black colleges and universities.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 18:04:55

Mayfield Apology

Charlotte City Council member LaWana Mayfield apologized on the WCNC show "Flashpoint" for "the hurt and pain" due to her social media post about an "alleged plane" in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 18:04:01

Russian Monument

A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 18:02:55

Libertarian Primary

A race for one of the Cape Fear region's two state Senate seats has drawn a rare primary among two Libertarian candidates, Anthony Mascolo and Randolph Crow.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 18:02:09

Campaign Forfeitures

The 2018 midterm elections have barely gotten underway in North Carolina, but already this year a dozen politicians have had to pay fines for campaign finance violations or forfeit money to the state to avoid violations.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:35:48

Szoka Lawsuit

The former president of Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union sued the credit union and its board chairman, state Rep. John Szoka, R-Cumberland, this month on allegations she was wrongfully and illegally fired due to her age and to punish her for being a whistleblower.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:35:05

Not Endorsed

Since state Rep. Duane Hall, D-Wake, won his first election in 2012, his name has been accompanied by the letter "D" for Democrat.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:32:45

Unemployment Rate

The state unemployment rate remained stuck in neutral during March, staying at 4.5 percent for the sixth consecutive month.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:31:51

Unaffiliated Candidate

Independent N.C. House candidate Ken Fontenot should have enough signatures to see his name on the ballot in November, but supporters aren't counting electoral chickens before they hatch.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:31:00

School Walkout

Thousands of students walked out of their classrooms across the country Friday morning to call for tougher gun control laws in the wake of school shootings such as the Parkland, Florida massacre in February.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:30:05

Driver's Handbook

The new version of the state driver's license handbook will make it clear that drivers have the right to remain silent after they've identified themselves to a law enforcement officer who has pulled them over.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:29:19

Sex Ed Protest

The N.C. Values Coalition is urging North Carolina parents to keep their children home on Monday to protest what it calls "graphic, gender-bending, promiscuity-promoting sex education" being taught in public schools.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:28:38

Tornado Recovery

Gov. Roy Cooper signed an executive order Friday declaring a state of emergency in Guilford and Rockingham counties, which suffered major damage from Sunday's tornado.

MODIFIED: 04/22/18 17:27:53


"Our relationship with Russia right now is incredibly complex."
Retired Gen. Robert Foglesong, co-chair of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, on negotiations to find a home for a monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission.


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