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3 million people visited Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site and Wright Brothers National Memorial along the North Carolina coast. (Getty Images)

National Park Service Sites Draw Tourists In North Carolina

Report finds visitors to state’s national parks spend over a billion dollars in local communities.

03/04/2014

Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., speaks during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 6, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Dem Sen. Hagan Won’t Attend Obama’s Economy Speech In North Carolina

One of North Carolina’s most prominent Democrats doesn’t plan to attend President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday in Raleigh.

01/13/2014

President Obama delivers remarks on the economy at Linamar Corporation on Feb. 13, 2013 in Arden, N.C. (credit: John W. Adkisson/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘There’s No Magic Bullet Here’ To Revive Economy

President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant Wednesday because he says Americans who work full time should not be in poverty.

02/13/2013

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Obama Pitching Job-Creation Proposal On Road For Next 3 Days

President Barack Obama is kicking off three days of travel to rally support for the job-creation and economic proposals he unveiled in his State of the Union address.

02/13/2013

File photo of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DNC Pumped Nearly $164M Into Charlotte Economy

A year before the first convention-goers set foot in town, Charlotte leaders insisted the city would reap the benefits of hosting a political convention.

CBS Charlotte–01/28/2013

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Dem Convention Boosted Hotels And Restaurants

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An analysis of sales tax data shows the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte packed local hotels, but appears to have had limited economic impact for the city as a whole. […]

CBS Charlotte–12/23/2012

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N.C. Groups Hold Vigil To Oppose Budget Cuts

A bishop in the United Methodist Church in North Carolina will lead a candlelight vigil with people who oppose cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security and support higher taxes for the wealthy.

12/10/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

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