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Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:12 PM

Teachers gain 7 percent raise in budget deal

North Carolina House and Senate Republicans unveiled the details of a $21.25 billion budget Tuesday that gives an average 7 percent raise for teachers now among the lowest paid nationally and preserves teacher assistant positions but cuts Medicaid reimbursement for health care providers by 1 percent.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:09 PM

Quick action expected from North Carolina lawyers

Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban said Tuesday they will press for quick legal rulings after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia unconstitutional.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:08 PM

Daughter, 72, cleared in charges against mother, 92

A 72-year-old Kernersville woman has been cleared on charges that she neglected her 92-year-old mother.

Jul. 29, 2014 @ 10:06 PM

Winston-Salem State to prepare generation of black male teachers

Winston-Salem State University preparing to establish the next generation of black male teachers

Jul. 28, 2014 @ 07:28 PM

Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says

Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.

Jul. 27, 2014 @ 12:04 AM

Budget deal framework reached by state lawmakers

North Carolina legislative leaders say they have reached an agreement on the outline of a state budget.

Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:13 PM

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for one.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:12 PM

Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war.


Jul. 26, 2014 @ 09:11 PM

Delegation to visit North Carolina tobacco fields

A fact-finding delegation that includes a congresswoman from Ohio and two members of the British Parliament are visiting North Carolina tobacco fields to examine human rights conditions.