They voted to approve the $27 billion deal between Reynolds American and Lorillard. The deal still needs the approval of the Federal Trade Commission, which is expected in the first half of the year. 10:53 AM
Gay marriage is front and center on this year's first real work day at the North Carolina General Assembly.
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Gov. McCrory chairs the Outer Continental Shelf Governors Coalition consisting of coastal state governors favoring offshore energy development. The governor said in a statement that responsible development of gas and oil off the coast will create thousands of jobs and generate billions in tax revenue.
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EPA Officials: Dan River Thriving Nearly One Year After Coal Ash Spill
A number of organizations hosted a 'state of our rivers' event on Tuesday, near the site of the spill. The EPA has done quarterly sampling tests on the Dan River's water since the spill and believe the river is thriving. 09:38 AM
Famed SC Civil Rights Protesters Have Convictions Erased
It has been 54 years since they were arrested for ordering food from a "whites-only" lunch counter. The men were convicted of trespassing and breach of peace and chose to serve hard labor for 30 days rather than allow a civil rights group to post their bail. 11:24 AM
Senate to Begin Hearings for President Obama's Attorney General Nominee
The first Republican-led confirmation hearing of the Obama administration is about to get underway as the Senate Judiciary Committee considers President Barack Obama's nominee for attorney general. 07:29 AM
With Ceremony Over, NC Legislature Re-Gavels For Session
Wednesday also will feature a march to the Legislative Building and demonstration by ministers and other activists led by the state NAACP opposed to Republican policies. 07:09 AM
U.S. Surgeon General to Make Stop in Queen City
Murthy is coming to Charlotte as part of a cross-country listening tour to meet with community stakeholders, public health officials, faith leaders, and others from the charlotte community. 08:09 AM
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