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Public News Service - NC: Census

Raleigh is one of fastest growing metro areas in the country, according to new U.S. Census Bureau data. (JamesWillamor/Flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – People are moving to the Tar Heel State – particularly to its metro areas. Census data released today names Raleigh as the 16th fastest growing metropolitan area in the country, and found Charlotte also has seen significant gains in the last year. Statewide, between 2

The future of North Carolina's March 15 Primary is in question after a federal appeals court ordered the state to redraw the districts. The state is has asked the court to reconsider the decision. (southernfried/morguefile.com)

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to grant an emergency stay of a federal appeals court order for the state to redraw Congressional Districts 1 and 12 by Feb. 19, in advance of the March 15 primary. The districts were found unconstitutional by a federal appeals court

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's primary elections are just two months away, and this year you will see something besides the clutter of campaign signs outside of your polling place. There will be an army of volunteers on election day and leading up to it, making sure voters understand the changes b

Photo: AARP North Carolina Executive Council, staff and “Legislators of the Year” honorees (l-r) Henrietta Coursey, Michael Dowling, Dennis Hoadley, James Wall, Robert Palombo, Sen Ellie Kinnaird, Cheryll Schramm, Rep. Nelson Dollar, Doug Dickerson, Mary Bethel. Courtesy: AARP NC

RALEIGH, N.C. - The U.S. Census estimates that 12,000 people a day are retiring in the United States - up from 10,000 a day just a few years ago - which equates to a few hundred a day in the Tar Heel State. That fact is leading groups such as AARP North Carolina to ask whether baby boomers are adeq

RALEIGH, N.C. - There are more jobs available in North Carolina's 14 metro areas, according to a report released this week from the NC Division of Employment Security, but the pay for most of those jobs falls $12 below the average state hourly wage. Tazra Mitchell, a fellow with the NC Budget and Ta

RALEIGH, N.C. - Bridgette Burge is one of the more than 430,000 unemployed people in North Carolina. With a masters' degree and ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Burge says she's frustrated with attempts by some members of the State Assembly to cut unemployment benefits. They're doi

RALEIGH. N.C. - Even as efforts to involve Latinos in North Carolina's political process are ramping up, hundreds of young undocumented workers who meet certain qualifications in the state are taking advantage of President Obama's deferred immigration program to avoid deportation. Applications are b

PHOTO: Homeless and hungry child.

FLAT ROCK, N.C. - Donny Buckner, Hendersonville, is one of thousands who have experienced poverty in North Carolina. Today, the single father of two will join leaders from around North Carolina in Flat Rock to give them his firsthand experience of poverty in the state. Buckner found himself homele

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