North Carolina

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4:41 pm
Wed January 4, 2012

NC Unemployment Hovers Above 9 percent

North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased from 9.7 percent in October to 9.5 percent in November.

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1:12 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

NC Wins $70 Million in Race to the Top Funds

The White House has announced that North Carolina is among nine states receiving federal Race to the Top funds for early childhood education. 

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5:27 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

NC Education Program Secures $15 Million Federal Grant

A mold-breaking education initiative in North Carolina is now a major step closer to taking home a piece of the federal recovery fund pie.

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3:09 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Reward Offered for Tips on Dead Pelicans

More than 20 dead pelicans have washed ashore along the southeastern North Carolina coast in the past few weeks. 

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Local
2:46 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Justice Reinvestment Act Aims to Reduce Spending in Prisons

Today marks the final story in a WHQR News series focusing on some of the 34 new laws that took affect yesterday in North Carolina, including the 2011 Justice Reinvestment Act which was created to reduce spending in the prison system. Sara Wood reports the law significantly changes the way crimes are sentenced in the state. 

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Local
5:43 pm
Wed November 30, 2011

Two New North Carolina Laws Target Drivers

The WHQR News Team continues a series on laws taking effect tomorrow in North Carolina. Laura’s Law focuses on drunk driving and as Sara Wood reports, it creates a new level of sentencing for defendants with three or more grossly aggravating factors.

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Local
8:23 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

New Law Criminalizes Violence on Unborn Children

To kick-off a series on new laws taking effect in North Carolina on Thursday, WHQR News begins with The Unborn Victims of Violence Act. Sara Wood reports the Unborn Victims of Violence Act or Ethen’s Law has been circulating through the state legislature for 25 years.

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Local
12:00 pm
Sun November 27, 2011

NC Lumbee Tribe Elects New Chairman

The Lumbee Tribe has elected and sworn in its fifth chairman, Paul Brooks.

WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that Brooks also chairs the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs. He won the Lumbee post in a race against three other candidates.

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Local
6:00 am
Fri November 25, 2011

NC Project Wins $15 Million Education Award...if it can raise 10 percent

The North Carolina New Schools Project, a joint private and public endeavor, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s “Investing in Innovation” award.

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Local
11:48 am
Fri November 4, 2011

NC Hosts Tax Holiday on Energy Efficient Appliances

North Carolina shoppers who buy energy-saving appliances this weekend won't have to pay sales tax. The tax holiday began today and continues through Sunday.

Savings apply to qualified products that meet Energy Star efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

Qualified products may include items like clothes washers, freezers, refrigerators, central air conditioners, ceiling fans, and dehumidifiers, among others. Also, purchases by businesses are not tax-free.

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