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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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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Orange County Smoking Ban Up For Vote

Orange County's board of commissioners will discuss a county-wide ban on smoking in public places at its meeting tomorrow. The county's Board of Health voted last month to recommend that smoking be prohibited in areas beyond restaurants and bars. Pam Diggs with the Orange County Health Department says those areas would include places where people congregate for work, transit and recreation.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Coleman Concedes Lt Gov Race To Forest

Republican Dan Forest will be North Carolina's next lieutenant governor. His opponent, Democrat Linda Coleman, conceded the race to him earlier today. After a count of provisional and mail-in absentee ballots, she trailed him by just under 7 thousand votes. That slim margin allowed her to ask for an official recount. But she decided not to. Lieutenant Governor-elect Forest says he's grateful for the victory.

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Health
12:55 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Holiday Challenge Aims To Keep The Pounds Off

State health officials want to help North Carolinians keep the pounds off this holiday season. The annual Maintain, Don't Gain Holiday Challenge launches today. Participants receive email tips, and can download food and activity logs to track their progress. Daniella Uslan is with the Physical Activity and Nutrition Branch of the state Division of Public Health.

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Environment
6:10 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Clean Energy Durham Turns Five

 An organization in Durham that set out to help locals save on their energy bills is expanding its reach.    Clean Energy Durham is five years old.  The small non-profit developed a creative energy-saving model that trains organizations and neighborhood groups and encourages them to tell a neighbor.

Judy Kincaid:  "It builds community within neighborhoods, between neighborhoods and it saves people money."

Judy Kincaid is Executive Director of Clean Energy Durham.

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Politics & Government
4:28 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

County Election Officials Counting Ballots

County election officials have been counting provisional and mail-in absentee ballots today in an effort to finalize some close races.  

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