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State Politics

NC NAACP’s Rev. William Barber delays stepping down until new president is elected

North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber is delaying his plan to step down until new leadership can be elected in October. He cited the U.S. Supreme Court decisions on voting rights and gerrymandering, and the possibility of a special election as the reason behind the decision.

Food & Drink

Good Eatin'

Good Eatin’, the News & Observer’s weekly visit to local eateries in North Carolina, will continue through Labor Day.

Education

Counted Out

North Carolina's public schools are failing to help thousands of low-income children who have shown they are smart enough to handle advanced work. An unprecedented analysis of seven years of state data shows that a far larger proportion of more affluent students are selected for gifted classes over their low-income peers with the same end-of-grade test scores.

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State Politics

In salaries, Cherry is on top

In January, 19 psychiatrists and supervisors at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro received pay raises ranging from 8 to nearly 20 percent, some totaling $40,000. The increases pushed salaries at Cherry well above pay for identical positions at the state's two other mental hospitals.

Videos

Refugee baby raccoon found at flooded golf course

Steve Dowdy, a mechanic at Kings River Golf and Country Club in Kingsburg, Calif., shows a baby raccoon he found at the flooded golf course Saturday. Dowdy said he would take it home and his wife would help feed and restore its health.
Eric Paul Zamora / The Fresno Bee
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Refugee baby raccoon found at flooded golf course

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church 3:55

12-year-old's mic is cut off while coming out to her Mormon church

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This gorilla pool dancing will make your day

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera 0:11

Bucks fight in front of wildlife officers' trail camera