Will NC raise the smoking age 21? The only doctor in the state House wants the change

House Bill 435, sponsored by four Republicans, would make it illegal for people under 21 to buy or receive tobacco products, tobacco-derived products, vapor products and cigarette wrapping papers unless they’re active-duty military. Laws raising the age to 21 have been passed in many U.S. cities, Hawaii and California, and a measure is making its way through the Oregon legislature.

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Firefighter’s first-hand account of massive Raleigh fire

Kahlil Robinson of Raleigh’s Station One was one of the first firefighters on scene when a massive March 16 fire destroyed the Metropolitan apartment project that was under construction and damaged several surrounding buildings, forcing residents to evacuate and businesses to close.
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
Firefighter’s first-hand account of massive Raleigh fire 1:35

Firefighter’s first-hand account of massive Raleigh fire

The Peabody Duck March 0:55

The Peabody Duck March

NC House Speaker Moore on HB2: 'We have not folded' 1:37

NC House Speaker Moore on HB2: 'We have not folded'

Five questions with new NC State coach Kevin Keatts 2:35

Five questions with new NC State coach Kevin Keatts