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April 24, 2019 - 12:43 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Three school systems in southeastern North Carolina are making plans in response to the statewide teacher rally in support of higher salaries and legislative funding. News outlets report New Hanover County Schools announced in a news release Wednesday that classes will be...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a roundtable discussion with rural hospital executives, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper increased pressure on Republican state senators to support legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured adults who don't meet current requirements. A similar bill was...
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April 24, 2019 - 12:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The lawmaker leading an education reform bill through the South Carolina Senate says he doesn't expect the proposal to pass this year. Senate Education Committee Chairman Greg Hembree gave a briefing on the bill to his colleagues Wednesday. Hembree says a Senate subcommittee...
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April 24, 2019 - 11:42 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted after prosecutors say he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged Wednesday with misconduct in office and two counts of...
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24,2019. The Trumps are traveling to Atlanta to speak at a summit on drug abuse. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 24, 2019 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are headed to an event in Atlanta where they're teaming up to provide an update on the nation's opioid epidemic. Both are to speak Wednesday at the conference for elected leaders and health and law enforcement officials. The...
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April 24, 2019 - 5:10 am
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts have filed a lawsuit challenging approval by state and federal officials of a proposed new bridge on the North Carolina coast. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Raleigh. A news release from the Southern...
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April 24, 2019 - 5:09 am
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are investigating a fight involving a hockey player and a fan at a recent game. The Winston-Salem Journal reports police say Elmira Enforcers goaltender Troy Passingham was walking to his locker room after a game with the Carolina Thunderbirds...
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April 24, 2019 - 5:07 am
NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend's son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X'Zavier Sharif Davis' girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he...
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April 23, 2019 - 9:18 pm
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A suburban Atlanta woman has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing her husband and four children and seriously injuring another daughter. WSB-TV reports that 35-year-old Isabel Martinez pleaded guilty but mentally ill Tuesday to five counts of murder and other charges. She...
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April 23, 2019 - 7:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Two boys, ages 11 and 12, are accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint as she walked Atlanta's Beltline. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the woman told police the children approached her Easter Sunday as she walked the trail around 8 p.m. She says they asked to use her...
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