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$2 Million Settlement Made On Inmates Death

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A county in North Carolina will pay $2 million to the family of a woman who died of an overdose in jail.  Buncombe County agreed to the settlement Wednesday in the case of Michele Smiley, news outlets reported. An autopsy determined Smiley, 34, died of a methamphetamine overdose in October 2017. She had been booked in the county jail on a probation violation and told staff
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McCrory Will Not Run For Governor, Maybe Senate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday that he won't try to recapture his old office in 2020, but will continue to consider a U.S. Senate bid in 2022.  The Republican revealed his decision on his morning radio program in Charlotte, where he served as mayor for a record 14 years. McCrory had said at the start of 2019 that he would spend the year
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GREAT Grants Application Period Is Open

Internet service providers and electric membership cooperatives can now apply for $15 million in state funding aimed at helping bring high-speed internet access to rural parts of North Carolina. Authorized by the N.C. General Assembly and administered by the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s Broadband Infrastructure Office, the Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology (GREAT) grant program supports efforts by private internet service providers to deploy broadband infrastructure to
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More Than A Mayor

If you have an opportunity to  meet with the new mayor of Apex, you will probably feel his energy before you see his face.  Jacques Gilbert is not your typical politician. As a matter of fact, before he ran for mayor his wasn’t a politician at all, he was a captain in the Apex Police Department. When he granted The Carolinian an interview he could hardly make it to his
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Elections Board Chastises Voting Equipment Vendor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s election supervisors chastised the nation’s largest voting machine manufacturer on Friday for late software and supply changes involving the planned rollout in coming weeks of voting systems that were recently approved for use in 2020 elections. Still, majorities on the State Board of Elections accepted vote the software alterations and equipment tweaks by the manufacturer, Election Systems & Software. In August, the board certified
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Native American Athlete’s Highway Marker Is Missing

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — A highway marker in North Carolina honoring a Native American Olympic gold medalist has gone missing, officials say.  The marker honoring James “Jim” Francis Thorpe was reportedly still at its post in Rocky Mount as of last week, news outlets report, citing a state news release. The state Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is now asking for the public’s help in recovering the marker,
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Man Sentenced In Poison Scheme Against Roommate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man convicted of trying to purchase radioactive material to put into his roommate’s food to kill him will spend just over six years in prison. A federal judge in Charlotte sentenced 28-year-old Bryant Budi to 78 months in prison, according to a Justice Department statement Budi and his roommate had been at odds for more than a year before he went online to hire
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Trump Impeached On Abuse Of Power And Obstruction

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors. The articles of impeachment, the political equivalent of an indictment, now go to the Senate for trial. If Trump is acquitted by the Republican-led chamber, as expected, he still would have to run for reelection
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NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

WAKE COUNTY 2016 AND 2019 ACTION PLANS Notice is hereby given that Wake County is amending the 2016 and 2018 Action Plans. The Action Plan is part of the Five-year Consolidated Plan mandated by the National Housing Act of 1990 and is required for Wake County to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). On January 21,