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5 things to do before you vote
Friday, October 12, 2018
North Carolina voters over the next few weeks will choose members of Congress, the General Assembly, county commissions, sheriffs, school boards and many other local offices across North Carolina. They will also be asked to decide on adoption of amendments to the state constitution. Local initiatives, such as bond measures, changes in alcohol sales rules or
 
Important resources for hurricane and flood survivors
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Have you or someone you know been directly or indirectly impacted by Hurricane Florence or the flooding that can occur following heavy rainfall and other types of severe weather? Still recuperating from Hurricane Matthew when Hurricane Florence arrived? Representatives from multiple organizations are working to provide assistance and identify the
 
Violence against emergency room staffers increasing
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Slaps, kicks, bites and curses are daily hazards faced by staff in hundreds of emergency rooms. And the threat of workplace violence seems to be getting worse. A new survey has found that nearly 50 percent of emergency physicians have been physically assaulted on the job, and nearly 70 percent believe violence in their workplace is increasing. Nearly half
 
6 vie for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
Friday, October 5, 2018
The N.C. Supreme Court is the state’s highest court. One chief justice and six associate justices review cases from the N.C. Court of Appeals, the N.C. Business Court, and cases in which the death penalty has been imposed. The N.C. Court of Appeals is the state’s intermediate appellate court and reviews cases first decided in the Superior and
 
NC legislature backs early Florence legislation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
RALEIGH — In a rare show of bipartisanship, the North Carolina legislature quickly approved Tuesday legislation described as financial and policy down payments on what’s expected to be a long, expensive recovery from Hurricane Florence. Barely two weeks after the storm’s last rains left the state, the Republican-controlled General
 
Florence wreaks havoc on struggling and neglected communities
Monday, October 1, 2018
Huge pools of standing flood water still surround houses in south Lumberton’s Turner Terrace neighborhood, drawing roving clouds of mosquitoes. Downed power lines float in the deep brown pools and lay tangled in the many fallen trees. The stench of sewage is oppressive. Still, many of its residents want to come home. Adrienne Kennedy’s family
 
Advocacy groups begin campaigns against referendums
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
RALEIGH — Election advocacy, civil rights and other organizations often critical of North Carolina Republican policies for years have formed campaigns to oppose all six constitutional referendums in November, calling the amendments misleading power grabs that would hurt the public and justice. The North Carolina NAACP, Democracy North Carolina, ACLU
 

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Toward a world without rape or racism

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UNC leader apologizes for school’s history of slavery

RALEIGH — The chancellor of North Carolina’s flagship public university apologized

PASTOR APPRECIATION: Bless him, bless yourself

JACKSON, Miss. – For years, October has been designated as Pastor Appreciation Month. This