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12:06 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Wake Forest Baptist Cutting More Than 900 Jobs

The largest employer in Forsyth County will eliminate 950 jobs by next summer. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is bracing for a decrease in medical reimbursements and federal research funding. This week 76 full-time employees will be let go. By June 475 workers will be let go and another 475 positions will be eliminated through attrition and retirement. CEO Dr. John McConnell says no doctors, nurses or P.A.’s will lose their jobs.

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Business & Economy
12:02 pm
Sat November 24, 2012

Undercover Investigation Reveals More Abuse at Butterball Turkey Plants

Another undercover investigation by an animal rights group has revealed patterns of abuse directed toward turkeys at Butterball poultry plants in four counties. This comes less than a year after the group Mercy for Animals documented abuse at a Hoke County Butterball facility. Vandhana Bhalla with Mercy for Animals says an undercover investigator was wired with a camera, which captured the abuse.

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Arts & Culture
2:10 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

New Civil War Exhibit In Raleigh

Civil War artifacts, portraits and flags are part of a new Civil War exhibit on display the North Carolina Museum of History. The exhibit is the second in a three-part series. It commemorates 1863 Civil War battles, weapons and even a mistake. In early May of that year soldiers from the 18th Regiment in this state accidentally shot confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Curator Jeanne Marie Warzeski.

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Politics & Government
9:00 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Did you Know the White House Xmas Tree is From NC?

First Lady Michelle Obama will be on hand to receive the official White House Christmas tree today. The White House tree and the trees in the Vice-President’s residence are Fraser Firs from North Carolina.  Paul Smith is president of Cool Springs Nursery in Banner Elk, where they grow 600 acres of Fraser Fir.

Paul Smith:  "So this is, kind of where GOD put Fraser Fir and so Fraser Fir grows best here."

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Military
6:10 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Charity Groups Aid Military Families for Holidays

State charity groups are ramping up efforts to help the troops this holiday season. Thanksgiving begins a time when many people say thank you to military personnel by giving help and holiday cheer. Operation Homefront Carolinas in Charlotte helps by easing financial burdens for military families. Jane Weaver-Sobel is executive director.

Jane Weaver-Sobel: "They skype..they email..they talk to each other. They know when there's a stress at home and we don't want these guys to worry about it so we'll take care of the family while they do their mission and get home."

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Business & Economy
11:45 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Hundreds in Durham Eat Vegetarian Thanksgiving

It may be hard to imagine a Thanksgiving feast without meat, refined sugar or dairy products.   But that’s what hundreds of people will have at today’s Vegetarian Thanksgiving in Durham. 

 

More than 600 people will eat in shifts at Café Parizade in Durham for their annual Vegetarian Thanksgiving.  The event has gotten so popular – that the Triangle Vegetarian Society also hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Sunday at Washington Duke Inn.  Jacobby Jones came down from Rocky Mount for the special feast.

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Business & Economy
11:40 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving - Vegetarian Style

Full plate of fixings at Vegetarian Thanksgiving at Washington Duke Inn
Credit Leoneda Inge

Many households across the country are already filling up with intoxicating smells of roasted, fried or smoked turkey and dressing.  But that’s not what they’re eating in Durham at the largest Vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner in America.  The Vegetarian Thanksgiving event has gotten so big and popular – about 275 people opted to have their special meat-less, gourmet meal last weekend on Sunday.  Changing Economy Reporter Leoneda Inge was there.

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Business & Economy
7:55 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Roads Expected To Be Busier This Holiday

You won't be alone if you're planning on driving to your destination this Thanksgiving holiday. Triple-A Carolinas says there will be more than 1-point-1 million North Carolinians on the roadways through the end of the week. Angela Vogel Daley is a spokeswoman for Triple-A Carolinas.

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Politics & Government
5:30 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Rouzer Asks For Recount in 7th District

The Republican challenger to 7th District Democratic congressman Mike McIntyre has requested a recount. David Rouzer trails McIntyre by 655 votes, a number that's small enough for him to ask to have the ballots counted again. Now, all nine counties in the southwestern congressional district will start the process early next week. Gary Bartlett heads the State Board of Elections.

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Politics & Government
5:45 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Dan Forest To Be Lieutenant Governor

One of the most heavily contested political races in the state has come to a close. Republican Dan Forest will become North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor. This comes after a count of provisional and mail-in absentee ballots that showed he outpaced his opponent, Democrat Linda Coleman, by roughly seven thousand votes out of 4-point-2 million cast. Capitol Bureau Chief Jessica Jones reports. 

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