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Shootings drive Durham crime rate up

Durham’s violent-crime rate for 2014 was up 15 percent from the year before, according to Police Chief Jose L. Lopez’s annual crime report, with 1,870 reported incidents of homicide, rape,Click to Continue »


Parts of NC Board of Education lawsuit dismissed

The State Board of Education’s courtroom effort to set its own rules has been at least partly dismissed, Rep. Paul Stam announced to the state House Monday night, asking the…Click to Continue »


Statistically speaking: Analysis highlights business gender gaps

An Experian analysis looking at the payment and credit management behaviors of male and female business owners, shows that business credit score for a male-owned business was 35, compared to…Click to Continue »


Wake schools holding public hearing on East Wake High reunification

The public has a chance Tuesday to speak out on the Wake County school system’s plan to consolidate the campus of East Wake High School from four small schools back…Click to Continue »


Road Worrier: NC ‘autocycle’ legislation looks to possible vehicular future

The NC House Transportation Committee will consider a bill that would add “autocycle” to the state’s motor vehicle lexicon. It would provide separate regulations for a vehicle that combines automobile…Click to Continue »


Johnston County school makeup days cut into spring break

Johnston County school officials announced Monday that students will lose part of spring break to make up for last week’s three snow days. School officials had previously saved those days…Click to Continue »


McCrory touts education, incentives, bonds

Gov. Pat McCrory hopped across the state on Monday promoting his education budget, his business incentives plan and his proposal for bonds to fund road and building projects.Click to Continue »


Saunders: Pay your respects while folks are still alive

Y’all lay off Capt. Kirk for not attending Mr. Spock’s funeral. There is, theoretically, only one funeral at which attendance is mandatory – your own.Click to Continue »


Durham DA plans to seek death penalty in Chapel Hill shooting case

Durham District Attorney Roger Echol indicated his plans to pursue the death penalty against Craig Hicks, the man accused of shooting three Muslim students in February, in court documents.Click to Continue »


Embattled NC courts director retires

The head of the state’s courts system, John Smith, announced Monday he is stepping down at a time when he faces increasing conflict from Republican legislators for directing magistrates to…Click to Continue »


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