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High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

The Supreme Court’s ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

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North Carolina sheriff's deputy wounds break-in suspect

A sheriff’s deputy in North Carolina has shot and wounded a suspect in a break-in.

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Durham County Manager Proposes Tax Increase to Fund Schools, Eyes Universal Pre-K

Durham’s county manager is pitching a three-cent property tax increase to help the county fund public schools, pay off debt, and keep up with operational growth. The increase would raise property taxes for Durham County residents from 74.04 to 77.04 cents per $100 of property valuation. The annual tax bill for a home valued at […]

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Ikea to catalyze Cary Towne Center’s change to mixed-use, company says

CARY, N.C. (WNCN) — Cary Towne Center will transform into a mixed-use development, CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. announced Monday. The news comes days after IKEA announced its plans to open a 350,000 square feet store in 2020 Cary Towne Center. IKEA will serve as a “keystone attraction” and a “catalyst for its redevelopment,” according […]

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