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Have You Heard? The President Is Coming To Raleigh (And Nine More Headlines of Interest)

Obama speaking in Mooresville, NC.
The White House

Good morning. Here are some of the top headlines from around the state that we're keeping an eye on.

  1. Obama will announce new research institute at NCSU (The News & Observer)
  2. Expect traffic delays due to President's visit (WRAL)
  3. Obama's visit meant as a distraction from political setbacks? (The News & Observer)
  4. Senator Kay Hagan is said to be "snubbing" the president today(Opposing Views blog)
  5. Goldsboro community reacts to teen couple's suicide (WRAL)
  6. Conservation groups gather to sue Duke Energyover groundwater contamination (Winston-Salem Journal)
  7. Injured carnival ride victims need help with medical bills (The News & Observer)
  8. NCSU basketball coach is taking a kinder gentler approach to players (Fayetteville Observer)
  9. Orphaned cougars headed to NC Zoo (Greensboro News & Record)
Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.
Rebecca Martinez produces podcasts at WUNC. She’s been at the station since 2013, when she produced Morning Edition and reported for newscasts and radio features. Rebecca also serves on WUNC’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) Committee.
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