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School Review

Officials from Sampson County Schools are preparing for a civil rights audit from the North Carolina Department of Instruction.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 21:24:07

Gerrymandering Trial

Attorneys for election advocacy groups and Democrats urged federal judges Thursday to throw out North Carolina's congressional districts for excessive partisanship, but lawyers for the Republicans who drew them say it's best the judiciary avoid trying to evaluate an inherently political process.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 21:02:43

Job Incentives

A few months after taking office, Gov. Roy Cooper took the stage in a Research Triangle Park office building to announce a 1,200-job deal with Credit Suisse in exchange for $40 million in incentives.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:54:02

HB2 Deal

North Carolina's Republican leaders said Thursday that a federal court should reject a deal by the Democratic governor that would affirm the rights of transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:53:21

UNC Center

UNC-Chapel Hill is terminating the employment of the two attorneys at the UNC Center for Civil Rights, which has been banned by the UNC governing board from taking legal action on behalf of poor and minority clients.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:51:47

Fair Favorites

As the State Fair prepares to close for another year The Insider surveyed Council of State members about their favorite parts of the fair and what they look forward to every year.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 21:27:02

Jail Health

Questions are being asked after several jail inmates in North Carolina died who were in noticeably serious physical distress but remained behind bars for hours or days, records show.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:50:59

Ross Visit

"Nothing moves fast in state government," said N.C. Rep. Steve Ross, R-Alamance.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:49:47

GenX Testing

State regulators will test drinking water at three schools and other locations near the Fayetteville Works after finding GenX at levels exceeding the N.C. health advisory in a third of 105 private wells tested so far near the sprawling chemical plant.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:49:01

Judicial Nomination

A Senate panel on Thursday narrowly backed the nomination of a North Carolina attorney to fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy over the objections of Democrats, black lawmakers and some civil rights groups.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:48:13

Wildfire Season

It's not only finally cool and crisp in Western North Carolina and feeling like fall; it's officially fall wildfire season in the mountains.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:47:09

Roanoke Connect

Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC) is moving forward with its plan for fiber-optic communication for the more than 14,500 customers in its seven-county service area of Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:45:52

Named

The Adjutant General of North Carolina, Maj. Gen. Greg Lusk, will join dignitaries from Eastern North Carolina to dedicate the N.C. National Guard's Sanford Readiness Center as the Sgt. DeForest Talbert Readiness Center today.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:45:07

Amazon HQ

Triangle economic development officials on Tuesday mailed their pitch to Amazon to build its second headquarters there.

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:44:22

Task Force

On Wednesday, N.C. Association of County Commissioners President Brenda Howerton activated the THRIVE Task Force, which will guide her presidential initiative, "100 Counties: Helping Our Children Thrive."

MODIFIED: 10/19/17 20:43:32

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"I like to equate getting legislation through the General Assembly to turning a battleship."
Rep. Steve Ross, R-Alamance, speaking to Burlington eighth graders on the lawmaking process.
BURLINGTON TIMES-NEWS, 10/18/17

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