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RALEIGH — Twenty-five years ago, Robert Leandro and his mother, Kathleen Leandro, lent their name to one of the most significant education lawsuits in North Carolina history. At the time, the family lived in Raeford, a town with a small tax base and a struggling economy. Robert attended a local high school.

RALEIGH — Leaders of the University of North Carolina System are feeling “grim,” in the words of one official presentation, after state lawmakers’ latest one-day trip to Raleigh. Legislators embroiled in a political standoff have failed to pass a budget that would fund the university’s priorities.

ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Foundation Committee has a list of events this weekend to honor the civil rights icon.

HAMLET — After more than a half-century as Tri-City, Inc., the Richmond County real estate development company has changed its name to honor its founder and family patriarch, the late Claude Felton Smith Jr.

RALEIGH — Dental hygienists could gain more freedom to treat patients in rural areas and nursing homes.

ROCKINGHAM — Four Richmond County Jail inmates are facing additional charges after a weapon was allegedly found in a cell.

ROCKINGHAM — A convicted felon is facing drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop earlier this month.

ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing more than a half-dozen misdemeanor charges after allegedly firing a gun multiple times near a road and scuffling with deputies last week.

RALEIGH — The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the University of North Carolina System over transparency issues hope their case will pave the way for greater openness and accountability at UNC.

RALEIGH — The General Assembly is going home without raising teacher pay and without passing a full budget.

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