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Hold on! State property sales delayed

RALEIGH (AP) State-owned property sitting on one of Raleigh’s original squares won’t be sold for now, despite outgoing North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s impassioned efforts to unload surplus government land with aging or shuttered buildings on them. The Council ...

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Obligatory seasonal item (access required)

The Associated Press reports that even beavers are getting in the holiday spirit. That’s what one sheriff’s office discovered this week when it spotted a curious beaver checking out Christmas decorations at a dollar store outside of Washington, D.C. The ...

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Why’d it have to be snakes? (access required)

Family in Maryland wants to live the American dream and own their own home. They buy a place in December 2014, a rancher worth $410,000 in Annapolis. Nice town. The home inspection, performed in November, reported no snakes. Bet it ...

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Protecting history

(AP) Members of the Charlotte City Council are considering whether to protect one of the oldest African-American cemeteries of the post-Civil War era. The council is considering whether to protect the Biddleville Cemetery founded in 1873 from possible development, according ...

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