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Cooper Wants More Schools To Get Bus Cameras

A panel of lawmakers, safety advocates and health professionals back North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s proposal to install more cameras on school buses.


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Winston-Salem Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

A Winston-Salem City Council committee is to consider whether to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners.


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Anti-Abortion Bill Advanced To SC Senate Floor

A bill requiring doctors who perform abortions in South Carolina to have admitting privileges at a local hospital is heading to the Senate.


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GOP Seeks Higher NC Teacher Pay

Gov. Pat McCrory and other Republican leaders will propose Monday a higher minimum salary for North Carolina’s least experienced public school teachers as part of a long-awaited proposal designed to improve morale and retention.


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What To Consider When Buying An Engagement Ring

No woman really feels engaged until she has a ring on her finger. If you’ve decided to make it official this Valentine’s Day, here’s how to make sure the ring in your pocket is the one she’s been visualizing since the day you met.


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Wilmington Delays Ban On Gang Members From Parks

A proposal to ban gang members from parks in Wilmington is being delayed after the American Civil Liberties Union raised questions.


NC Senate To Take Up Tax Overhaul Plan Next Week

The North Carolina Senate plans to consider tax overhaul legislation next week with or without a final compromise in hand with fellow Republicans in the House.


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N.C. Senate Plan Expands Sales Tax Base Far And Wide

Senate Republicans have rolled out a tax plan in Raleigh that would subject almost all services to sales tax.


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S.C. House Budget Proposal Boosts Law Enforcement

The budget proposal headed for debate by the South Carolina House includes roughly $50 million to boost state law enforcement and better secure prisons.



Best Romantic Places In Charlotte To Propose

When it comes time to propose, perfection is the standard. This includes where you decide to pop the question, and Charlotte offers many diverse romantic spots for your special occasion.

CBS Charlotte–01/24/2011


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