This week, in locally trending news

An aerial drone with a small gimbal-mounted video camera.
An aerial drone with a small gimbal-mounted video camera. News & Observer file photo

In case you missed it:

This week in state politics

  • North Carolina moves on law to launch drones. nando.com/1x9
  • Deal on NC budget framework could be near, House Speaker Tim Moore says. nando.com/1xb
  • Obama praises lead plaintiff in NC voting-rights lawsuit. nando.com/1xc

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The weekly podcast by N&O political reporters looks at government and politics in North Carolina each week. This week’s show includes detailed explorations of North Carolina’s U.S. Senate and lieutenant governor races, and their latest candidates. For iTunes link: nando.com/1xd

Heading outdoors this weekend?

Meet the trout master of North Carolina. nando.com/1xf

Try an app that helps you identify flowers: nando.com/1xg. The article offers some of our readers’ favorite gardening apps as well.

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Teacher assistants rally at legislature. nando.com/1xh

UNC Chancellor Carol Folt talks about UNC’s record year for fundraising. nando.com/1xi

Possible clues to the Lost Colony puzzle presented in Chapel Hill. nando.com/1w9

Origins of the Dream: The Story Behind Dr. King’s speech in Rocky Mount, NC. nando.com/1vl