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The state House gave preliminary approval to a bill that keeps the state from expanding Medicaid. A second component of the bill passes control of a health insurance exchange to the federal government.

Modified: 02/14/13 04:58:47 AM
Link
Interactive: NC population without health insurance

A dozen state Health and Human Services employees that don’t normally qualify for overtime pay made an extra $580,000 in overtime over four years under a special exemption, according to a state audit released Thursday.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:09:33 AM

A North Carolina museum is forging close ties with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

Modified: 02/14/13 04:11:30 AM

Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill want the school to divest its endowment from the coal industry, and they want to make that request to the board of trustees.

Modified: 02/14/13 04:11:30 AM

More than two years after North Carolina's Supreme Court ruled that convicted killers given life terms under a quirky law must stay behind bars, two inmates serving life for lesser crimes want the court to release them.

Modified: 02/14/13 04:11:30 AM

Two people are dead and two have been hurt in shootings near the rural Red Springs community in Robeson County.

Modified: 02/14/13 09:01:19 AM

Activists in North Carolina are planning to rally in the state capital to join a worldwide call to end violence against women and girls.

Modified: 02/14/13 04:11:29 AM

In the jigsaw puzzle of airline routes, American Airlines and US Airways are two pieces that fit together almost perfectly.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:26:23 AM
Link
http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott

While American Airlines and US Airways announced plans to merge Thursday, it will be several months - if not years - before passengers see any significant impact.

Modified: 02/14/13 10:21:20 AM
Link
http://twitter.com/GlobeTrotScott

Henderson County sheriff's detectives have arrested a woman and accused of her of stealing more than $67,000 from her former employer.

Modified: 02/14/13 11:11:36 AM
Link
http://bit.ly/Uj0FM8
Link
http://www.blueridgenow.com

President Obama has visited the Asheville area four times. Three out of four times, he's gotten some barbecue from 12 Bones Smokehouse.

Modified: 02/14/13 08:16:35 AM

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, an indication that hiring could improve at a faster pace. Weekly unemployment aid applications fell 27,000 last week to 341,000. That's a level consistent with steady job growth.

Modified: 02/14/13 09:51:41 AM

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