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Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans was a well-respected Durham citizen and active member in her community and state. She was the great niece of Duke University's founder, first woman elected to Durham City Council, and governor for a period between 1953 and 1955. The heiress' memorial service was held at Duke Chapel, Monday January 30th, 2012.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 5, Feb 2012, p26, il Periodical Website
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Bev Perdue stepped down from her role as governor after experiencing a frustrating term, often meeting Republican resistance. Three candidates are likely to vie for the gubernatorial seat: Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, Erskine Bowles, and Brad Miller.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 5, Feb 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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Exploration of the state's foodways reveals a movement for small gas stations to offer groceries and fare from local farmers. Typically known to locals, a handful of such places are highlighted for their dedication to offering more than the typical convenient store or fast food eats to travelers.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 6, Feb 2012, p14-17, il Periodical Website
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Last year, Senate Bill 8 removed the limit of 100 charter schools within the state and currently nine applications await approval from the State Board of Education. Governor Bev Perdue appealed to assembly members to grant more money to public schools which would be affected by newly opened charter schools in their district. The issue of education has become highly politicized within the state; Republicans back charter schools and Democrats support the public school system.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 6, Feb 2012, p7, 9 Periodical Website
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Twenty protestors, known as Carrboro Commune, gathered in front of a building on Greensboro and Weaver streets in Carrboro. Their protests were incited by plan to build a 24-hour CVS pharmacy and office space, instead of a community center serving the citizens. Demonstrations ended peacefully when Mayor Mark Chilton negotiated with the group.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 6, Feb 2012, p8, il Periodical Website
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The cost of electricity is devastating Eastern North Carolina. North Carolina's bizarre municipal electricity system has devastated low-income people, tapped the savings of those on the margins, and strained an already frayed social safety net to the point of breaking.
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Representatives from various organizations met recently in Raleigh to argue restaurant workers should be paid more. A third of these workers live at or below federal poverty level, while there remains a large gap between the tipping wage and minimum wage.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 7, Feb 2012, p25 Periodical Website
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Wake and Orange counties are mulling their options on transit tax and the possibility of regional light rail systems.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 7, Feb 2012, p7, 11, map Periodical Website
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Chickens are still illegal in most parts of Cary after the Town Council postponed a final decision on whether to ease the restrictions on backyard hens within the town limits.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 7, Feb 2012, p33, f Periodical Website
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Last week, Wake County politicians from both parties met to discuss the upcoming election year. Republicans candidates gathered at Dorton Arena including Pat McCrory (gubernatorial), Debra Goldman (state auditor), John Tedesco (Superintendent of Public Instruction), and Chris Malone (State House of Representatives). Democrats plotted their political plans at Johnson's Martin Street Baptist Church with gubernatorial candidates Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, State Rep. Bill Faison, and State Senator Dan Blue.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Feb 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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At the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh sanctuary, volunteers call registered voters are discuss why they should vote no on Amendment 1, the controversial bill which change the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage. The issue has left politicians divided; Raleigh council members voted against the amendment 6-2 because of its discriminatory language, whereas, Wake County Board of Commissioners voted in favor 4-1.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Feb 2012, p9, il Periodical Website
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Representative Walter Jones is a lone Republican voice against ongoing and future wars abroad. He attended a town hall meeting on Monday February 20th sponsored by N.C. Peace Action and the American Friend Service Committee-Carolinas Office, which promoted reinvesting money spent in ceaseless wars with the Middle East back into local communities.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Feb 2012, p11 Periodical Website
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Cal Cunningham, attorney for Southern Durham Development, gave Durham City Council a thirty day deadline to decide on 751 South request. The 751 South request is a controversial issue to extend water and sewer service to 751 South near Lake Jordan. Pressured into a decision, six Durham City Council members voted unanimously to reject the proposal.
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Tracy Cline faced testimonies from three Triangle-area attorneys Monday February 27, 2012. District Attorney Cline filed a suit against Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson for failing to uphold justice.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Feb 2012, p5, 10, il Periodical Website
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In Senate District 18 the two candidates running are Chad Barefoot and Doug Berger. The district encompasses areas of Chantham, Lee, and Franklin County. The article covers each candidate's previous political experience, issues they are most concerned about, and those individuals backing the campaigns.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 29 Issue 40, Oct 2012, p7, 9, il Periodical Website
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