Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC
1:00 pm
Fri September 2, 2005

Katrina Evacuees Heading to NC

(9-4-05) Hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims from the Gulf Coast region will be making a temporary home at the Charlotte Coliseum. Local officials on Saturday said they would house up to 500 storm refugees. Hundreds more were expected to receive shelter in Greensboro and Raleigh. Governor Mike Easley made an initial offer to accept 1000 evacuees in the three North Carolina cities. "We are going to do at least as much for American citizens as we do for the people of other nations", Easley said.

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NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery
1:00 pm
Tue August 30, 2005

NC Lawmakers Approve Lottery

(8/30/05) After 20 years of discussion, North Carolina lawmakers have finally passed a state-run lottery to benefit education.
The state Senate debated Tuesday afternoon, then was deadlocked in a 24-24 vote. Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue, the Senate's presiding officer, cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of the lottery.

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