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School Foods

North Carolina has received a $4.5 million federal grant to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to nearly 95,000 students in 218 elementary schools across the state.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 22:07:18

Courthouse Name

On Tuesday, the federal courthouse in Durham will be named for John Hervey Wheeler after a bill introduced by 1st District Congressman G.K. Butterfield was signed into law earlier this year.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 22:06:41

Prison Attack Trial

Testimony continued Monday in the trial of an inmate authorities say was involved in a deadly failed prison escape.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 22:05:59

Southport Police

As the old expression has it, the wheels of justice grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 20:10:40

9th District Fundraising

Democrat Dan McCready outraised Republican Dan Bishop by more than 2 to 1 in the closing weeks of his losing campaign in North Carolina's special 9th District congressional election, new campaign finance reports show.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 20:09:46

Congressional Maps

Republican legislative leaders are trying to move from state court to federal court a lawsuit challenging the North Carolina congressional map drawn in 2016.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 20:06:13

UNCP Officer

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Government Association has called for the resignation of the campus police officer involved in a pepper spray incident involving people gathered for a homecoming football game.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 20:05:31

Bill Signings

Legislation that provides additional resources to help clear some of the backlog in Robeson County courts was signed in to law Monday by Gov. Roy Cooper.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 20:04:34

Medicaid Changes

A big change to Medicaid has arrived in North Carolina that will affect thousands of people who get their health coverage through the government-run program.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:38:51

Funding Bills

Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law two more bills that mimic portions of the state budget bill he vetoed in June.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:38:09

Granville Sheriff

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins, who is accused of plotting to murder an ex-deputy, will continue to get paid during his suspension while his court date is pushed back.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:36:22

Water Contamination

State regulators and Greensboro officials refuse to identify an industry they say accidentally released a large amount of a likely carcinogen into the Cape Fear River basin, temporarily fouling drinking water for Pittsboro, Fayetteville and perhaps other cities downstream.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:35:43

Approval Polls

The approval rating for President Donald Trump in North Carolina dropped below 40% amid a growing impeachment inquiry and questions about whether he tried to use international aid as leverage to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, according to a new poll.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:34:58

Legislative Breakfast

Medicaid expansion and the stalled state budget stirred controversy among state lawmakers at a recent breakfast meeting.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:34:18

Legionnaires' Outbreak

A third person has died from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease linked to a North Carolina fair.

MODIFIED: 10/14/19 18:33:32

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"The most significant factor affecting President Trump's decline in job approval ratings among North Carolinians is his loss of Republican support."
Meredith Poll Director David McLennan, on the results of a poll showing a decline in President Trump's approval rating among North Carolinians.
THE NEWS & OBSERVER, 10/14/19

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