RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A hefty North Carolina state budget proposal written by Senate Republicans is likely to pass by a comfortable margin in a chamber where GOP members outnumber Democrats by nearly 2 to 1. The Senate has scheduled the first of 2 required floor votes on the plan for today.
ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) - A federal judge is allowing a former manager at a Navy bombing range in North Carolina to take a Bahamas cruise. The judge overruled prosecutors who warned that Harry Mann may never return to face charges of stealing more than $6 million worth of scrap metal.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Officials with the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Education are meeting with nearly two dozen groups across West Virginia this week as part of an Appalachian Foodways Tour. The tour began in North Carolina and continues next month in Ohio and New York.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) - A lot of the trail work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is done by volunteers. There is another service opportunity June 1. It is the 21st National Trails Day and volunteers are needed to help maintain the Appalachian Trail.
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