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HOFFMAN — Morrison Correctional Institution is one of four state prisons being renamed, the N.C. Department of Public Safety announced in a press release Thursday.

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Thursday, 02 September 2021 11:50

N.C. lawmakers send anti-indoctrination bill to Cooper

RALEIGH — One of the most hotly debated bills of the legislative section cleared its final hurdle Wednesday, Sept. 1, and now heads to Gov. Roy Cooper, who could add the measure to his growing list of vetoes.

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RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a bill to ban abortions based on an unborn child's race or the presence of Down syndrome. It's his second veto in a week and third overall this year.

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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 — 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, 27 May 2021 12:54

OPINION: Bending the arc

George Floyd died at the hands of police officers one ago yesterday. His death set off a wave national protests in a nation that had been locked down for two and half months. The reaction to Floyd’s death and the summer of protests and riots that followed laid bare the divisions in this country. It also began movement toward a racial reckoning that’s long overdue. 

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There are a lot of reasons to be outraged by the recent preposterous decision of UNC-Chapel Hill leaders to deny academic tenure to acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and instead hire her as a contract employee.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s work to reach underserved and historically marginalized populations and deliver equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines is a model approach for the country, according to a new report released this week by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices.

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ROCKINGHAM — A week after the announcement of the CARS Tour making its way to Rockingham Speedway for the opening race of the 2021 season, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he believes it will be a challenge to host the race.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 15:42

24-hour race slated for this weekend at Hinson Lake

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County will welcome runners from all over the United States this weekend for the 14th annual Hinson Lake 24-Hour Ultra Classic. 

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