Brian Moynihan is the CEO of Bank of America, based in Charlotte
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BofA's Moynihan Highest Paid CEO in NC

With a pay package of $21.4 million, Bank of America's Brian T. Moynihan ranks as the highest paid chief executive of a public company in North Carolina.

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In Russia, France's Macron Tries His Next Charm Offensive On 'Cher Vladimir'

When Emmanuel Macron visited the White House a month ago, commentators nicknamed the French president the "Trump Whisperer" for establishing a close personal rapport with President Trump. Now Macron is in Russia, where he is sidling up to Vladimir Putin on a two-day trip to St. Petersburg, the splendorous czarist-era imperial capital and the Russian president's hometown. When Putin welcomed him on Thursday, Macron addressed the Russian leader as " cher Vladimir" ("dear Vladimir"), harking...

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This 2016 image from video shows the entrance to the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale. A father and son who belong to the secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday, May 25, 2018, to federal criminal charges.
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A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in the foothills of North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church.

Mipso
D.L. Anderson

The North Carolina band Mipso decamped to Oregon last winter to record the recently released Edges Run. 

A former employee at Candler Living Center, a facility for mentally ill and disabled adults outside Asheville, N.C., contracted with Recovery Connections for workers. It houses nearly 30 residents.
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For years, clients who sought treatment for addiction at a North Carolina-based rehab program found themselves in a system of exploitative labor, according to a new investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting.

Michael C. Munger speaking
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In 2010 the first Uber passenger was picked up in San Francisco. The business model quickly took off, and one year later was available in New York and Chicago and then went international.

Isabel Taylor with guitar
Courtesy of Isabel Taylor

Isabel Taylor wanted to perform on stage for a long time. So long, in fact, that it became one of those dreams that lingered until it felt more and more distant. So she finally set a deadline: by 40 she would take the stage at an open mic.

Memorial Day is set aside to remember those who died in military service. But a group of military veterans in Florida works all year to commemorate their comrades who died with no family by their side.

There have been seven cases of mumps reported in North Carolina.
Flickr

Buncombe County in western North Carolina has now reported 11 cases of whooping cough, or pertussis.

The Buncombe County Health and Human Services Department had reported four lab-confirmed cases earlier this week.

North Carolina legislative building
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Legislators in Raleigh were touting some details about the raises state employee will receive, in advance of the full budget release next week.

A sign indicates a no-student drop-off zone with Wake County public school buses in the background.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

Following months of planning after the school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly announced $35 million will be earmarked for new school safety measures.

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper
Jeff Tiberii / WUNC

Republicans at the General Assembly say the school safety funding package in the upcoming state budget is a good first step that will address critical needs, but Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper thinks it comes up short.

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#BackChannel: Mute R. Kelly, ‘This Is America,’ And Being A ‘Professional Black Girl’

A Texas woman filed a lawsuit Monday accusing R.Kelly of sexual battery and knowingly infecting her with herpes. This is the latest in a decades-long string of allegations against the R&B artist that detail an array of misconduct, including his repeatedly holding women against their will in a “sex cult.” Hollywood leaders recently renewed the #MuteRKelly movement to demand that companies who profit from his music cut ties.

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A sign indicates a no-student drop-off zone with Wake County public school buses in the background.
Brian Batista / For WUNC

Following months of planning after the school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida, Republican leaders in the North Carolina General Assembly announced $35 million will be earmarked for new school safety measures.

Harry Smith, center, was elected as the new UNC Board of Governors chairman.
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The panel that oversees North Carolina's public universities is changing leadership.

The University of North Carolina Board of Governors on Thursday elected Greenville businessman Harry Smith as chairman.

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Creating a legal method to compel someone to temporarily surrender their guns if they're a danger to themselves or others is a common-sense way to prevent mass shootings and suicides, North Carolina Democratic legislators and gun-control advocates said Tuesday.

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Former Microsoft executive Steve Ballmer has given $20 million to College Advising Corps.

The Chapel Hill-based organization places advisers in high schools to help first-generation and underrepresented students navigate their way to college.

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