Former SEANC director Dana Cope to face felony charges

Dana Cope, the former longtime head of the 55,000-member State Employees Association of North Carolina, was indicted Monday on felony charges that he took $570,000 of the organization’s money and spent it on flight lessons, landscaping, home appliances, vacations and other unauthorized purchases.

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The busiest part of Raleigh's southern Beltline, usually four and five lanes wide, will be reduced to three lanes until November 2016. Video by Bruce Siceloff, bsiceloff@newsobserver.com