The chairman and the NC teacher

The state Senate Finance Committee chairman says teachers are doing well under Republican tax and spending policies, but one teacher says she’s still spending her own money to provide basic classroom resources.

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Videos

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet'

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton talks about the ineffective first-team offense in Carolina's preseason loss to the New England Patriots.
Scott Fowler sfowler@charlotteobserver.com
Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet' 0:46

Cam Newton: Carolina Panthers 'are not that good yet'

Remember Ruby Lair, the first girl in a family of six boys? She just turned 1 2:48

Remember Ruby Lair, the first girl in a family of six boys? She just turned 1

Mayberry's Thelma Lou turns 90 2:27

Mayberry's Thelma Lou turns 90

Duke football players become 1:35

Duke football players become "big brothers" to boy in hospital