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Alcoa pushes jobs and locals push back (access required)

RALEIGH — Stanly County commissioners apparently aren’t backing down from their fight with aluminum-maker Alcoa. Neither is the administration of Gov. Beverly Perdue. The fight is over the water that flows through the Yadkin River and into the reservoirs created ...

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Ignoring the net 
of economic reality (access required)

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s commercial fishermen have an image problem. You wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric coming from one of the primary groups that represents them, the North Carolina Fisheries Association. But since last winter, all up and down ...

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How I spent my summer vacation (access required)

I have fond memories of writing paragraphs during the first week of early grade school about how I spent my summer vacation. You do, too. After I got my business cards printed, vacations got shorter. Over the years they dropped ...

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