Sunday - April 20, 2014
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Battleship NC Has Received A Donation From The Wells Fargo Foundation
Written by Brandon Dickson   
Saturday, 19 April 2014 10:26

WILMINGTON -- The Wells Fargo Foundation has donated $250,000 to the Battleship North Carolina, a World War Two era ship resting in the Cape Fear River in Wilmington. Captain Terry Bragg- Executive Director for the Battleship- says the investment is really important when you are talking about a ship that is as big as the Battleship North Carolina is.

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NC Public Schools Are Facing Teacher Shortage
Written by Blake Hodge   
Friday, 18 April 2014 12:50

RALEIGH -- It is getting harder to recruit new teachers to North Carolina Public Schools, according to Wake County Public School System Chair Christine Kushner. She says another obstacle was thrown in the path of incoming teachers when a state additive for teachers with a Masters degree was eliminated.

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Gov. McCrory Has Announced A New Plan To Tackle Coal Ash Basins
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Wednesday, 16 April 2014 11:37

RALEIGH -- Governor Pat McCrory announced a plan Wednesday that would address coal ash ponds and strengthen environmental and health regulations. The initiative would result in the conversion or closure of all the state’s coal ash ponds, close loopholes in state law to strengthen the state’s ability to regulate coal ash ponds, eliminate special exemptions for utilities and increase regulatory authority to ensure dam safety and protect water quality.

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NC Supreme Court Heard Arguments Involving Role Of Race In Death Sentence
Written by Josh Zach   
Monday, 14 April 2014 12:12

RALEIGH -- North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. The state Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases involving convicted murderers whose trials were scrutinized under the now-repealed Racial Justice Act. Prosecutor Danielle Elder argued the death penalty should be reinstated in the cases.

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Same-Sex Ban Supporters Have Responded To Recent Legal Action
Written by Bruce Ferrell   
Friday, 11 April 2014 12:28

RALEIGH -- Supporters of the constitutional ban on gay marriage say there was no need for an additional legal action this week. Tammi Fitzgerald with the North Carolina Values Coalition says her group and others also want to make sure the will of the voters is fully represented by the state.

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