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Troopers respond to fatal wreck in Cabarrus County

Troopers responded to a fatal wreck Friday afternoon on Highway 200 near Reed Mine Road.

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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:12:01 -0400

Governor, state Legislature at odds over funding for roads

A difference of opinion in Raleigh is putting a proposal to speed up road projects across the state at risk.

Leaders in the North Carolina Senate said they oppose a plan by Gov. Pat McCrory to give voters a voice on the issue.

There are roads all over the state that drivers would like to see improved.

McCrory thinks he has the solution. He's calling it "Connect NC."

"For the first time in 15 years, we've got a governor and an administration talking about building new roads throughout NC," McCrory said.

The governor wants a referendum on the fall ballot asking voters to approve nearly $1.5 billion in highway bonds, which would accelerate projects like Highway 74 in Cleveland County, Interstates 77/40 in Iredell County and a new interchange at I-485 and Weddington Road in Mecklenburg.

The trouble is that leaders in the North Carolina Senate, so far, oppose the governor's idea to borrow money for roads.

Sen. Jeff Tarte, R-Mecklenburg, said he and others in the Senate think a new state budget surplus could be used instead.

"We think we can actually talk about $300 (million) to $350 million in capacity and just pay it off as we go over a 5- to 10-year period,” he said.

But some fellow Republicans think that timetable is too long.

Rep. Bill Brawley, R-Mecklenburg, stood on Weddington Road, where the governor's plan calls for a new interchange to be built.

"This was first proposed 20 years ago," Brawley said.

He said the governor's bond package would speed it and other projects that are needed now.

"We are so far behind on construction, particularly in the urban areas. Anything to catch us up," Brawley said.

McCrory admits that he has an uphill battle with his own party in Raleigh.

"We're going to get something, I just don't know what," McCrory said, "We're going to try our best." 

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:10:31 -0400

Search ‘same-sex marriage’ on Google for a rainbow-themed surprise

Google is celebrating the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage with a rainbow-themed Easter egg.

Just type any of the following terms into Google to see a rainbow heart and a rainbow-colored banner of people holding hands: same-sex marriage, gay marriage or Supreme Court gay marriage.

Google also used Google Photos to mark the day, featuring a number of photos from gay celebrations.

The company has long been a supporter of gay rights.


Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:02:43 -0400

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