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May 23, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s prisons are on a hiring push, but they’re losing workers almost as fast as new ones are hired because of forced overtime resulting from low staffing levels.

WNCN reports a top leader in the state’s Public Safety Department says with one out of five jobs…

May 23, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A convicted felon has been sentenced to four years in prison after being caught with a firearm when he stopped his car for a bathroom break along a road.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a release Wednesday that Clifton Eugene Battle was sentenced on a charge of possession of…

May 23, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Cato Corp. (CATO) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter net income of $21.3 million.

On a per-share basis, the Charlotte, North Carolina-based company said it had profit of 87 cents.

The clothing retailer posted revenue of $230.4 million in the period.

Cato shares have…

May 23, 2019

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro joined a march to a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina on Thursday to draw attention to workers’ efforts to raise the minimum wage and secure other protections.

Nearly all the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have…

Election 2020 Minimum Wage

May 23, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday announced that his state agencies will begin offering employees paid leave for births, a move he says will improve health for mothers and children and reduce inequities in the workplace.

Cooper signed an executive order that will…

May 23, 2019

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Coastal Land Trust has purchased 182 acres surrounded by the Croatan National Forest, marking the second time it’s used settlement money to save North Carolina land.

The trust said in a news release earlier this week that it’s purchased the property in Craven County,…

May 23, 2019

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s elections board has money on its mind as it hires a new executive to run operations.

The State Board of Elections decided Thursday to pay Karen Brinson Bell a $140,000 annual salary after she takes over as the next executive director June 1.

Bell last week was…

Elections Board Executive Director

May 23, 2019

As the wave of troops sailed toward Omaha Beach in the early morning of June 6, 1944, Frank DeVita could hear the German machine gun fire striking the outside of his landing craft . His job was to lower the ramp when the craft got to the beach and then raise it after the American troops clamored…

D Day Veterans Return

May 23, 2019

Planes spread out across the sky, nearly wingtip to wingtip. A sniper’s bullet whizzing by the ear. Squeezing a dying soldier’s hand, so he knew he was not alone.

Across three quarters of a century, the old veterans remember that epic day on the beaches of Normandy. For historians, D-Day was a…

D Day Veterans Return

May 23, 2019

KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands.

Those are among the reasons Oahu’s Kailua Beach Park has been selected as the best stretch of sand for an annual list of top…

Travel Best Beaches
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