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North Carolina budget agreement reached
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
RALEIGH – Republicans in North Carolina's General Assembly have agreed on budget adjustments for the upcoming fiscal year containing sizeable average pay raises for all current teachers and across-the-board raises for state employees. The compromise, portions of which were disclosed late Monday by Senate leader Phil Berger, House Speaker Tim Moore
 
Tuition could apply to ECSU students
Monday, June 27, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers have re-included one historically black university in an experimental program to cut tuition to just $500 a semester for in-state students at some University of North Carolina campuses. House and Senate leaders announced Monday night as part of the two chambers' budget compromise that tuition cuts for in-state
 
Domestic violence funds narrowly survive LGBT law fight
Saturday, June 25, 2016
RALEIGH – Millions of dollars in funding for domestic violence programs in North Carolina narrowly survived a legal fight over a law limiting protections for LGBT people. Federal judge Thomas Schroeder ruled Thursday to preserve nearly $5 million the state is scheduled to receive in the coming months under the federal Violence Against Women Act. He
 
LEGISLATIVE NEWS
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Bill to ban sex offenders moves ahead North Carolina lawmakers are moving forward with a bill prohibiting some sex offenders from being near children while a similar state law from 2009 remains under federal review. A Senate Judiciary committee approved a bill Tuesday by Wilson Republican Sen. Buck Newton to ban sex offenders who have been identified as
 
Judges skeptical about North Carolina voting law changes
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
RICHMOND, Va. – Members of a federal appeals court expressed skepticism Tuesday that North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite to voting laws, requiring photo identification to cast in-person ballots, doesn't discriminate against minorities. The three-judge panel met Tuesday to hear arguments over whether to overturn an April trial court ruling upholding
 
Federal complaint says policy harms special needs children
Monday, June 20, 2016
To JoAnna Barnes, it’s the biggest education story you’ve never heard of in North Carolina. Barnes, a Triangle attorney and president of the Learning Disabilities Association of N.C., says the state’s education leaders have, for about a year, been devising sweeping policy changes to how North Carolina identifies children in need of
 
One-year anniversary of church massacre
Friday, June 17, 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C.— The latest on observances for the anniversary of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shootings in which nine people were shot and killed during a Bible study (all times local): South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the shootings at Emanuel AME Church changed the state. But she says for her it's not about an anniversary because she
 
House backs expanded compensation for forced sterilization
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
RALEIGH – North Carolina lawmakers are set to expand the state's compensation program for people involuntarily sterilized by government officials several decades ago. The House on Monday passed a Senate proposal allowing North Carolina's four largest counties to create compensation programs for those sterilized by orders of local governments.
 

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Chavis League returns to St. Aug's campus

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