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Do hog farms make their neighbors ill? Jurors may decide soon.

Nearly 500 residents of Eastern North Carolina, most of them African-Americans living within a mile of a hog farm, are seeking financial compensation from Murphy-Brown, the state’s largest hog producer, for alleged aggravations that include odors, nausea, headaches, buzzards and pig carcasses. The NC legislature has passed a bill that would protect farmers against such lawsuits in the future.

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Rep. Moore voices support for charter schools and vouchers

Rep. Rodney Moore, a Charlotte Democrat, supports charter schools and school vouchers. Black lawmakers in North Carolina, all Democrats, hold a news conference to support charter schools and vouchers, positions traditionally linked to Republicans.
Lynn Bonner lbonner@newsobserver.com
Rep. Moore voices support for charter schools and vouchers 2:04

Rep. Moore voices support for charter schools and vouchers

McGrady supports replacement bill for HB2 6:08

McGrady supports replacement bill for HB2

Senate leader sees no 'true compromise' in Cooper's HB2 proposal 1:41

Senate leader sees no 'true compromise' in Cooper's HB2 proposal

Cooper offers compromise HB2 repeal proposal 8:20

Cooper offers compromise HB2 repeal proposal