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NC Lawmakers Propose Allowing Range Of Voter IDs

North Carolina legislators are providing several options to vote under a proposed bill that would require photo identification at the polls. Earlier this month voters gave lawmakers approval to amend the state constitution to mandate ID at the ballot box.

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Trump Says U.S. Will Remain 'Steadfast Partner' Of Saudis, Despite Khashoggi Killing

Updated at 6:20 p.m. ET President Trump declared on Tuesday that his administration will remain a "steadfast partner" of Saudi Arabia, despite the CIA's assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman personally approved the killing last month of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't," Trump said of the crown prince's knowledge of the killing. The president's statement suggests he has no plans to further punish the crown prince or the Saudi government, although...

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Officials in North Carolina say a 911 call reporting an active shooter near an elementary school and daycare turned out to be false.

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Two recent law enforcement interventions in Greensboro and Winston-Salem have prompted questions about police use of force. In Greensboro, Marcus Deon Smith died in the hospital hours after he was restrained by police in a position his family described as being “hogtied.” The family’s lawyer says the position left Smith unable to breathe. Smith’s family recently made a public request for Greensboro City Council members to review the police body camera footage from the incident.

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Parents at Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools continue to voice concerns about their school board's September vote to convert an elementary school to a magnet school.

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The family Thanksgiving meal does not look quite like it used to for Winston-Salem chef and restaurateur Stephanie Tyson. Tyson is the chef and co-owner of the award-winning restaurant Sweet Potatoes, best known for its twist on Southern staples like sweet potato cornbread. 

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The Burlington Boys Choir is celebrating its 60th anniversary next year. The choir features boys between the ages of 8 and 15 from Alamance County and is the oldest organization of its kind in North Carolina. The choir began rehearsals in the late 1950s under the direction of Eva Wiseman, a music education supervisor in the Burlington County Public School system. In the last six decades, the choir has visited the White House four times and performed on three different continents. 

The 2001 Hollywood blockbuster movie "Black Hawk Down" portrayed the story of the Battle of Mogadishu. Now, a new documentary hopes to change the narrative.

OWASA's Jones Ferry Road water treatment plant, in Carrboro, N.C.
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It has been a tough couple of years for the Orange County water utility that serves 80,000-plus customers in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area.

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Duke University officials say someone painted a Nazi symbol on a mural honoring victims of last month's Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

There have been seven cases of mumps reported in North Carolina.
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North Carolina officials say a chickenpox outbreak at a private school has grown to the state's largest in more than two decades.

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Molly Millroy

Asheville-based chef Meherwan Irani has been nominated for three James Beard Awards and co-founded a restaurant group with his wife, but he has no formal culinary training. He started cooking Indian food as a hobby born out of frustration with the lack of good Indian food options in the United States. With guidance from his mother, Irani recreated his favorite childhood foods in his own kitchen.

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The Chef Revolutionizing Indian Food In America: Meet Meherwan Irani

Asheville-based chef Meherwan Irani has been nominated for three James Beard Awards and co-founded a restaurant group with his wife, but he has no formal culinary training. He started cooking Indian food as a hobby born out of frustration with the lack of good Indian food options in the United States. With guidance from his mother, Irani recreated his favorite childhood foods in his own kitchen.

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WUNC’s education reporters have been following staff and families in New Hanover County Schools as they weathered Hurricane Florence and now work to put their classrooms and schools back together.

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Parents at Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools continue to voice concerns about their school board's September vote to convert an elementary school to a magnet school.

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On a recent Wednesday outside Kingswood Elementary School in Cary, a teacher tells onlookers to step back as water comes gushing out of a pump. A couple of fifth graders collect some of it into watering cans.

The Old Well and flowers on the campus of UNC- Chapel Hill.
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UNC-Chapel Hill trustees voted unanimously on Thursday to support a new student fee that would help fund the renovation and repair of campus buildings. Historically, the state has footed the bill for such maintenance.

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The chancellor of East Carolina University has the full support of the school’s Board of Trustees. That’s according to the Board’s chair.

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