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RALIEGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill that would have allowed people to carry guns in a church located on a private school campus when school was not in session. The bill also would have expanded concealed carry protection to more law enforcement employees.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.

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RALEIGH — Several bills to help N.C. distillers and to loosen alcohol regulation in the state are moving through the General Assembly. Some have progressed to the floor, of both or one of the bodies, while others are mired in committee.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. House passed a bill by a vote of 100-5 on Wednesday to exempt military retirement pay from state income taxes.

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RALEIGH — The state Senate’s main education committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize N.C. school systems for late payments to charter schools.

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RALEIGH — A bill to provide more transparency to the public regarding performance and disciplinary records of government employees moved one step closer to becoming law Monday evening as House Bill 64, Government Transparency Act of 2021, passed its third reading in the N.C. Senate. If enacted as law, the new requirements would apply to state employees and workers in local school districts, counties, cities, and colleges and universities.

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RALEIGH — Jaden Ng, 13, and her family sat in the gallery on Thursday morning to watch the N.C. Senate vote to ban abortions sought based on the likelihood of Down syndrome, the condition Jaden has had her entire life.

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Thursday, 10 June 2021 16:08

Concealed carry bill heads to Cooper’s desk

RALEIGH — The N.C. legislature has passed a bill that would allow someone with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun onto property that is both a church and a school, but only during non-school hours. The bill heads to the desk of Gov. Roy Cooper.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Senate passed a Republican-led tax reform package Wednesday evening in a quick, 36-14 vote that drew eight Democrats to cross the aisle and vote in favor of the bill. House Bill 334 would raise the standard deduction from $21,500 to $25,500 for joint filers, which would take about a quarter of a million of the lowest-income North Carolinians entirely off the tax rolls. It also reduces North Carolina’s flat income tax rate for remaining taxpayers from 5.25% to 4.99%.

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RALEIGH — Three bills comprising the thrust of legislative election integrity efforts advanced through the N.C. Senate Committee on Redistricting and Elections on Wednesday, June 9. Senate Bills 326, 725, and 724 were each approved by voice vote and referred out of committee.

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Late push by Renegades not eno…

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond and Scotland baseball teams put on a hitting clinic during Wednesday’s game, combining for 24 hits and 26 runs scored. Read more

JV Renegades open summer ball …

ROCKINGHAM — Overcoming an early deficit, the junior varsity Richmond Renegade baseball team earned a win on Wednesday to open summer ball. Read more

OPINION: Breaking a broken rul…

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NC Medicaid providers to be re…

RALEIGH — To help Medicaid beneficiaries get the accurate information they need to make an informed decision about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human... Read more

Wildlife law enforcement offic…

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will participate in a nationwide campaign July 2–4 called Operation Dry Water. The mission of the nationally coordinated effort is to promote sobriety... Read more

Richmond County, municipalitie…

ROCKINGHAM — It appears the fight between municipalities and the Richmond County government is over after the parties reached an agreement Monday. Read more

Richmond County Superior Court…

ROCKINGHAM —  Two local journalists have been charged with contempt of court for reportedly violating a standing judicial order barring recording devices. Read more

OPINION: The road to authorita…

Last week, the Federal Reserve announced it will maintain an interest rate target of zero to 0.25 percent for the rest of 2021. The Fed said it will also continue... Read more

OPINION: The legislature’s sec…

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