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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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State of Things
9:15 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Carolina Meat Conference

North Carolina has a significant number of local, niche and pasture based meat producers and consumers, but it lacks enough processors to make the farm to market meat supply chain run as smoothly as possible. On December 3rd and 4th, people involved in all aspects of the meat business in North Carolina will gather in Bermuda Run to work on streamlining the process during the Carolina Meat Conference.

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State of Things
9:09 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Lizard Lick

lizardlicktowing.com

Lizard Lick, North Carolina is the southern setting of one of truTV’s hit shows.  It’s called Lizard Lick Towing, and it features the outlandish humor of star Ron Shirley, not to mention plenty of bizarre antics on the part of car owners whose vehicles have been towed. Shirley is in town for this weekend’s LickAPalooza, but first he joins host Frank Stasio in the studio.

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State of Things
8:57 am
Fri November 16, 2012

The Mighty Clouds of Joy

emigospel.com

They’ve played with the likes of Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye, and their music has been a gospel mainstay for more than 50 years.

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Education
6:10 am
Fri November 16, 2012

Online Options Growing For College Students

Some of the country’s premier universities are partnering to form an innovative online classroom program.

A student at Duke or Wake Forest or UNC-Chapel Hill has a dizzying array of classes to choose from on campus. But some of those classes might not be exactly what they want or need, or the classes may not be offered when they need them.  A new partnership called Semester Online aims to change that. The idea is to teach certain classes online, creating an even larger pool of courses for students not only at Duke, Carolina, and Wake, but also at Northwestern, Vanderbilt, and a dozen other elite universities.  Duke Provost Peter Lang says it will be a great opportunity for students.

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Politics & Government
5:10 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Governor Chooses Hybrid Health Exchange Option

State officials have decided to choose a health exchange option that is a state-federal partnership. The Affordable Care Act requires states to declare by tomorrow whether they want a federal or hybrid exchange. Governor Bev Perdue announced the choice today in a news conference broadcast by News 14 Carolina, saying it's the best arrangement for the state to pursue right now.

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State of Things
10:54 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Insourcing Healthcare

www.upne.com

With Obamacare in effect, about 32 million citizens will become eligible for healthcare. As it stands now, our healthcare facilities are markedly understaffed.

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State of Things
10:45 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Eaarth

billmckibben.com

shrinking polar ice caps, rising temperatures, vanishing forests, acidic oceans and superstorms. Welcome to the new planet earth. A renowned environmental writer came up with this new spelling of Earth - Eaarth - because the planet we live on no longer resembles the planet we used to live on. The new planet has a new name.

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State of Things
10:21 am
Thu November 15, 2012

The Queen of Katwe

simonandschuster.com

Sportswriters dream of the ultimate underdog story. Chapel Hill based Tim Crothers found it in Katwe, a giant slum in Kampala, Uganda. Phiona Mutesi is currently Uganda’s leading female chess player, but a few years ago, when Tim met her, she was a child in the slums with promise.

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Health
7:55 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Group Home Funding May Run Out

About 2,000 people with severe mental illness are facing eviction from group homes at the end of the year. That was the message from group home residents and staff and mental health advocates who rallied at the state Capitol yesterday. A change in Medicaid rules means residential facilities for the mentally disabled will lose some federal funding at the end of the year. State lawmakers passed a bill earlier this year providing replacement funds for adult care homes...but group homes were left out.

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