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Durham Charter

Despite two lawsuits and a letter of opposition from the Durham school board, the long-proposed Discovery Charter School in Durham moved closer to reality this week.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 22:39:27

State Bar Meeting

In an effort to increase transparency, the N.C. State Bar will broadcast its first official live stream of its council meeting today using Facebook Live.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 22:20:18

2020 Candidates

The new year is barely two weeks old.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 22:05:00

Federal Farm Offices

As the partial federal government shutdown drags toward its fifth week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reopened some Farm Service Agency offices across the country on Thursday, Friday and next Tuesday to handle "certain limited services" for farmers.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 21:32:37

Silent Sam

University of North Carolina police didn't put up portable barricades around a Confederate statue the night it was toppled because of administrators' concerns that the barriers would be unsightly, according to an investigative report by the statewide university system.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 21:31:40

NC Grades

North Carolina students may want to recheck their report cards after a glitch in a state computer program incorrectly calculated some grades in nearly every school district in the state and at many charter schools.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 21:30:56

Pate Seat

Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, announced his retirement Monday afternoon, and within hours the number of people who want his job representing District 7 had grown to seven.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 21:30:10

Durham Crime

Durham officials called on state legislators Thursday to put in place "common-sense gun laws" in the aftermath of a rash of homicides in the first weeks of 2019.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 21:29:10

Shutdown Unemployment

The state's Department of Employment Security is in a pickle about how to handle furloughed federal employees applying for unemployment benefits.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:37:47

Folt Support

A letter signed by 20 former UNC-Chapel Hill trustees takes the UNC Board of Governors to task for its action to push Chancellor Carol Folt out of her job early.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:37:10

Sheriff Probe

A major who ran the Robeson County jail and a sheriff's detective are no longer with the Sheriff's Office following an internal probe of the handling of a 2016 rape investigation that the alleged killer of Hania Aguilar is now charged with.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:36:32

Inmate Suicides

Since North Carolina unveiled a plan to prevent inmates from killing themselves, suicides among state prisoners have increased more than 70 percent, state data show.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:35:49

Pre-K Access

Prominent North Carolina business leaders are calling on state leaders to sharply increase pre-kindergarten enrollment by more than 15,000 children so that 75 percent of the eligible children are served.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:34:55

Warren Letters

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is taking her criticism of Wells Fargo to four North Carolina universities.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:33:55

Duke Rates

Duke Energy is seeking permission from North Carolina regulators to charge its customers for costs related to three destructive 2018 storms.

MODIFIED: 01/17/19 18:33:18

YOU DON'T SAY...

"It is our hope that we will not have to continue fighting the Civil War by trying to resurrect it elsewhere on campus."
Former UNC Board of Trustees members, in a letter following the removal of the Silent Sam statue.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER, 1/17/19

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