NC senator makes BuzzFeed when he spends snow day at legislature

Democratic lawmakers in North Carolina have been in the minority for the past four years — so when one Democrat from Charlotte apparently had the legislature to himself during Tuesday's snow, he got right to work.

Jeff Jackson, D-Mecklenburg, documented his day at the General Assembly on his Facebook page, starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, using the hashtag #JustOneLegislator.

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North Carolina's export economy replacing long lost textile jobs

The growing export industry in North Carolina is beginning to replace the economic gap that was left when the textile industry collapsed and moved largely overseas.

Joey Fink, a Ph.D candidate in history at UNC explained the long history of textiles in North Carolina, and the impact the industry had on the shaping of North Carolina history.

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NC House bill would curb naming state highways after politicians

New legislation was proposed in the N.C. House of Representatives on Wednesday to limit naming of highways to military personal and emergency responders who were killed in the line of duty.

This legislation would only apply to public highways, so cities would still be able to name roads after politicians. But it's an effort to curb the number of roads named for politicians — which Gov. Pat McCrory made a joke about in his State of the State speech.

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