RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A commission says an appointed board of trustees should determine how North Carolina's $86 billion pension system for teachers and state workers handles investments. North Carolina is one of just four states where the state treasurer is solely responsible for how pension funds are invested.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states. The recommendation came after a House-Senate committee heard parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms.
GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police in Gaston County say a barbecue restaurant was selling more than barbecue to some customers. The owner of Smokey's BBQ Restaurant was arrested earlier this week on a variety of marijuana-related charges. Thirty-nine-year-old Donnie Allen Wooten of the Gaston County town of Dallas was one of three people arrested Tuesday.
LENOIR, N.C. (AP) - A Caldwell County woman has been arrested and charged with stabbing her husband to death. Police in Hudson say 58-year-old Danny Harris died after being stabbed Tuesday afternoon. Fifty-four-year-old Donna Harris has been charged with murder. It was not clear if she has an attorney.
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