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Eighty-four Years After the Twenty-first Amendment, Are North Carolina’s Liquor Laws Ready for the Twenty-first Century?

Two bills in the legislature aim to boost the state’s brewers and distillers. The opposition is both biblical and financial.
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"Protesters Are Economic Terrorists" Bill Dies in Committee

"Protesters Are Economic Terrorists" Bill Dies in Committee

The “run protesters over with your car” bill, on the other hand, survives.
Amended Hog Nuisance Bill, Courtesy of Big Pork Pal Senator Brent Jackson, Clears N.C. Senate Committee

Amended Hog Nuisance Bill, Courtesy of Big Pork Pal Senator Brent Jackson, Clears N.C. Senate Committee

An amended version of the controversial hog-farm-protection bill, HB 467, passed the Senate Agriculture Committee Tuesday afternoon and is now headed to the Senate Rules Committee.
Durham Commissioners Approve Light Rail Plans, Cost-Share Agreement

Durham Commissioners Approve Light Rail Plans, Cost-Share Agreement

The $3.3 billion project still needs approval from Orange County.
The Downtown Raleigh Alliance Says Downtown Raleigh Is Growing Fast and Growing Right

The Downtown Raleigh Alliance Says Downtown Raleigh Is Growing Fast and Growing Right

A boom in hotel rooms, residential units, and food and beverage sales all point to prosperity, the DRA says in its annual State of Downtown Raleigh report.
The Morning Roundup: Tensions Escalate on the Korean Peninsula

The Morning Roundup: Tensions Escalate on the Korean Peninsula

Also: N.C. Senate wants to lift the Outer Banks’ plastic bag ban.

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Fans of Ben Wheatley's Idiosyncratic Films May Be Disappointed by the Nineties-Tarantino Pastiche of <i>Free Fire</i>

Fans of Ben Wheatley's Idiosyncratic Films May Be Disappointed by the Nineties-Tarantino Pastiche of Free Fire

Wheatley's crime-gone-very-wrong story, set in a 1970s Boston warehouse, opens on Friday, April 21.

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Four Glasses Every Beer Geek Needs To Own

Four Glasses Every Beer Geek Needs To Own

Stop drinking great beer in crappy glassware. Here are four versatile options that can handle pretty much any style of beer.

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