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  • Cold air, clouds to linger throughout the day

    Icy Wednesday morningTemperatures were climbing slowly Wednesday afternoon across central and eastern North Carolina, ending the threat of slick roads for at least a few hours.

  • At least 10 killed when prison bus strikes train in Texas

    APTOPIX Fatal Wreck Prison BusEight inmates and two corrections officers died Wednesday when a prison bus skidded off an icy West Texas highway, slid down an embankment and collided with a passing freight train, authorities said.

  • Pomp fills first day of legislative session

    ncga opensDespite icy weather that temporarily delayed the opening of the 2015 legislative session, members of the North Carolina General Assembly took their oaths of office on Wednesday and elected their leaders.

  • New edition of Charlie Hebdo sells out, comic detained

    APTOPIX France Attacks Charlie HebdoFrance ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and those glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Middle East to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants.

  • Legislators meet in Raleigh, real work starts Jan. 28

    They came, they raised their hands.

    Then they left for two weeks.

    The North Carolina General Assembly went into its first session of 2015 at 9 a.m., with the Senate following at 11. Wednesday was about housekeeping – formally electing leaders. No surprises there, with Rep. Tim Moore (R-Cleveland) named House Speaker, replacing Thom Tillis who just won a U.S. Senate seat.

    Rep. Paul Stam (R-Wake) is now speaker pro tem for the General Assembly and Sen. Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) was elected president…