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Court Protest

More than a dozen protesters attended a rally at the Pitt County Courthouse Thursday with the stated goal of keeping politics out of the courts.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:45:33

Wrongful-Death Suit

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved on Thursday paying $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that an inmate died in 2013 as a result of neglect from jail officials.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:23:08

Hospital Head

Duke University Health System said Thursday that Thomas Owens will become president of Duke University Hospital next month.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:22:21

Wilmington Odor

When the cat urine smell becomes too strong, Nick Zachetti simply sprays Febreze on his pillow and nearly smothers himself.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:21:33

Wrongly Convicted

A federal judge said Thursday that he will approve a $1 million payout from a North Carolina town to two half-brothers wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years, but the men's attorneys must justify their cut of the proceeds before the court finalizes the settlement.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:20:49

Teaching Fellows

The NAACP has raised concerns about the lack of historically black universities chosen for the state's new teaching fellows program, saying it creates a "discriminatory effect that is unacceptable in a state with such a problematic history of educational disparity and segregation."

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 21:20:06

School Funding

State lawmakers could overhaul the way $9.4 billion in public school dollars are spent annually, affecting the way that North Carolina's 1.6 million public school students are educated.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:53:00

Redistricting Recommendations

The North Carolina General Assembly is not entitled to another shot at fixing any remaining racial flaws in its most recent redistricting efforts, voting rights lawyers contend in newly filed court papers.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:50:54

Cardinal Lawsuit

Former leaders of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare counter-sued North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday, arguing the state lacked the authority to take over Cardinal and remove its board.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:49:16

EPA Nominee

President Donald Trump's pick to lead a key Environmental Protection Agency department has withdrawn his nomination -- weeks after North Carolina Sens. Richard Burr and Thom Tillis announced that they would not support him.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:47:22

Wake Embezzlement

The last of four people indicted on charges of embezzling money from the Wake County Register of Deeds office surrendered to authorities Thursday morning.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:46:12

Embezzlement Cash

Wake County government should check its mailboxes for some money from the North Carolina Republican Party.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:45:11

Vidant Transition

With about a year left before its official debut, the transition process from two independent medical practices to one unified group continues between Vidant Health and ECU Physicians.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:44:03

Moore Honored

The North Carolina Sheriff's Association has recognized Speaker of the House Tim Moore of Kings Mountain as the 2017 Defender of Public Safety for the work he did during the 2017 legislative session.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:42:24

Hired

The board of directors for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice has hired Kareem Crayton to serve as the interim executive director as the organization conducts a search for a full-time director.

MODIFIED: 12/14/17 20:41:17

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Sen. Andy Wells, R-Catawba, on hiring millennials for state government jobs.
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