Local elections take place in 200 towns and cities across North Carolina on Tuesday, and making sure every registered voter is able to cast their ballot is still a concern. Pasquotank County received national attention over an unsuccessful attempt to keep Elizabeth City State University student Montravias King from voting and running for city council. Staff attorney Clare Barnett, Southern Coalition for Social Justice, said she fears efforts to make it difficult for minorities and college students to vote could affect voter turnout across the state on Tuesday.
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Our accelerated bridge program is the proud recipient of a national excellence award. Find out how it’s making a difference in the health of our state’s transportation system. A Raleigh DMV employee is the first person honored with the Governor’s Service Award. We’ll explain why his commitment to assisting customers earned him this accolade. From the DMV mobile unit to Safety City, we had a significant presence at the North Carolina State Fair. See how many thousands of people we served during the 10-day event.
There are 16.4 million American children living in poverty. That's nearly one quarter (22.6%) of all of our children. More alarming is that the percentage of poor children has climbed by 4.5 percent  since the start of the Great Recession in 2007. And poor means poor. For a family of three with one child under 18, the poverty line is $18,400. Meanwhile, the stock market is booming. Banks, hedge funds and private equity firms are making tens of billions of dollars again , while the luxury housing and goods markets are skyrocketing.
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