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Duke Chapel dean calls for dialogue after Muslim prayer controversy

| January 19, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Angie Baloney, WRAL, January 18, 2015. The dean of the Duke University Chapel sent a message to parishioners Sunday, calling for continued dialogue after a plan to broadcast a Muslim call to prayer from the chapel tower was scrapped amid security threats. In a Jan. 18 letter addressed to the Duke Chapel community, the […]

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NC NAACP leader plans 2015 demonstrations in state capital

| January 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press, published in News and Observer, January 17, 2015. Groups that have protested conservative policies by the GOP-led Legislature are preparing for a new year of demonstrations undeterred by an election that sent Republicans back to both chambers with veto-proof majorities, the leader of North Carolina’s NAACP said. The Rev. William […]

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Some of the highest gas prices in the nation are here in NC

| January 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Julie Gilstrap, John Locke Foundation, January 16, 2015. Gas prices are falling across the country, including here in North Carolina.  But our prices will remain higher than those in neighboring states.  According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), there are only six states in the country with higher state taxes on gasoline than North […]

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NC cities look at ways to strengthen revenue base

| January 14, 2015 | 1 Comment

by Gareth McGrath, Wilmington Star-News, January 13, 2014. As the Republican-led General Assembly has moved to simplify and lower the state’s tax structure in recent years, local governments have often found themselves on the back foot – politically and financially. The GOP credits the package of tax cuts and the elimination or loosening of regulations […]

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UNC CH mandates sexual violence course for students

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Arielle Clay, WRAL, January 12, 2015. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is requiring all students to take an online sexual violence and harassment training course as part of the school’s new policy for handling sex assault cases. Failure to complete the training each year could result in the university blocking a […]

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Progress NC Action files ethics complaint against McCrory

| January 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Craig Jarvis, Under the Dome, The News and Observer, January 12, 2015. A liberal political organization asked the State Ethics Commission on Monday to investigate what it claims is a pattern by Gov. Pat McCrory of failing to fully disclose his financial interests. Progress N.C. Action filed a 50-page complaint with nearly 400 pages […]

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Raleigh to buy 308-acre Dix property for $52 million

| January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Andrew Kenney and Colin Campbell, News and Observer, January 12, 2015. Mayor Nancy McFarlane and state Rep. Skip Stam leaned over a table-size landscape on Monday afternoon, surveying tiny white buildings and houses scattered inside a glass case. Dozens of reporters and local officials milled around them, crowding the ballroom of the Governor’s Mansion. […]

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Economy may be best ally for McCrory at halfway mark

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Gary Robertson, Associated Press, published in Lake Wylie Pilot, January 11, 2015. Midway through his four-year term, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has got his talking points down to show he’s met promises to improve North Carolina’s economy and government. McCrory reminds listeners he signed into law bills to lower income tax rates that previously […]

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Rural power

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

by Jim Morrill, Charlotte Observer, published in The Insider, January 12, 2015. Wednesday’s General Assembly opening will spotlight a paradox of North Carolina politics — the re-ascendance of rural power in one of the nation’s most rapidly urbanizing states. Cleveland County Republican Tim Moore is set to become House speaker. He’ll join a cluster of […]

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Film to air on Friday, Sanford

| January 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

by Rob Christensen, News and Observer, January 6, 2015. The 1948 study group was almost certainly the most famous in the history of the University of North Carolina’s law school. It included Bill Friday, the future president of UNC, future federal Judge Dickson Phillips, future Chapel Hill Chancellor Bill Aycock, future UNC Board of Governors […]

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