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Sen. Berger Spokesman Responds To Cooper's School Construction Funding Criticism

February 20, 2019
Governor Roy Cooper criticized the Senate's proposal to provide $2 billion in school construction funding with zero debt interest payments. In his statement, Cooper touted a debt-financed bond instead. Governor Cooper said, "Skimming money that should go to teacher pay raises and other…
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Carolina Journal: Fireworks At 9th Congressional District Hearing As Key Figure Dowless Refuses To Testify

February 19, 2019
McCrae Dowless, the main person of interest in an alleged ballot harvesting ring that helped Republican Rev. Mark Harris defeat Democrat Dan McCready in November, appeared under subpoena at a State Board of Elections evidentiary hearing Monday but refused to testify. Cynthia Singletary,…
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Gene Therapy Firm AveXis Durham Expansion Will Add 200 Jobs And $60 Million In Investment

February 19, 2019
RALEIGH: AveXis, Inc., a leading gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will create 200 jobs as it expands its manufacturing center in Durham Count.The new center was first announced in May of last year. AveXis will invest an additional $60…
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Medicaid Fraud Sends Durham Woman To Federal Prison

February 19, 2019
United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced Tamara Perry McCaffity, 57, of Durham, North Carolina to 46 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. McCaffity was also ordered to forfeit various real estate properties and to pay restitution in the amount of…
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Ferrel Guillory: School Day And Calendar Out Of Sync With The Times

February 19, 2019
Several local school districts have asked the General Assembly to free them from the rigid start-date and end-date of the academic year now embedded in law. They define the issue as “calendar flexibility.” What seems a prosaic procedural matter actually poses a test of…
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