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2010-10-26 10:30:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anders Gyllenhaal, the senior vice president and executive editor of The Miami Herald who has led three McClatchy newsrooms over his career, today was named vice president, news and Washington editor by The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI).

2009-09-04 16:40:15

A mother in Raleigh, N.C., says she is concerned her daughter's middle school is now neighbors with the Ugly Monkey Party Bar. Nancy Locklin, whose daughter attends Exploris Middle School, said she is particularly concerned the downtown club's name may draw the attention of students at the charter school, The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported Friday. I don't think my daughter would pay attention to a bar usually, but when it has a name on there that says party it's just kind of...

2009-06-01 11:45:00

An impending ban on smoking in North Carolina bars and restaurants could put hookah bars out of business, one owner says.

2009-05-31 16:55:00

North Carolinian Valerie Noel says graduating from the University of Phoenix with her two younger sisters was the culmination of a collaborative dream.

2008-08-07 06:00:37

By The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--RALEIGH -- The Wake County school board has demoted the suspended principal of Knightdale Elementary School. Michael S. Williams, 36, will become an assistant principal at Wakefield High School in North Raleigh.

2008-08-07 06:00:00

By John Murawski, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--A global boom in text messaging and other data traffic boosted Tekelec's second-quarter profit, helping the company beat Wall Street analysts' expectations.

2008-08-07 06:00:27

By Phillip Crook, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 7--RALEIGH -- For the competitor who neither triumphs nor comes in last, there is the gratuitous "participation" ribbon.

2008-08-06 18:00:37

By Sarah Lindenfeld Hall, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 6--CHAPEL HILL -- Two Triangle health care facilities have received awards for not giving new mothers gift bags from infant formula companies. UNC Health Care stopped distributing the bags in late June.

2008-08-06 18:00:16

By David Bracken, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 6--RALEIGH -- The City Council will hold a public hearing Sept. 2 to discuss new development rules for about 5,000 acres in North Raleigh, including Wakefield Plantation, Falls River and Bedford at Falls River.

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Zoe Elizabeth Buck, The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Aug. 6--The emerging science of nanomedicine has researchers rushing to make smaller and smaller particles in an effort to infiltrate the microscopic world of cells, strands and proteins that keeps our body functioning.

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