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Analysis: Duke University business school ranked nation’s 10th best

Duke University's Fuqua Business School ranked in a tie for 10th among U.S. colleges offering master of business administration programs, according to a new study by U.S. News that examined 367 schools.

Average tax refund in North Carolina ranks 10th lowest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in North Carolina ranked 41st among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Right-to-farm: Big-Ag calling to amend laws in wake of nuisance suits

Big-Ag is calling for state laws to be amended in its favor when it comes to neighbors suing farms over nuisance complaints.

USDA study reveals connection between contaminated water and animal waste

As the world's largest pork producer, Smithfield Foods, faces further litigation from citizens living within close proximity to their farms, U.S. Department of Agriculture microbiologist Mark Borchardt has published a study revealing the negative impact of agricultural production on public water.

Smithfield Foods continues to face legal hurdles

Legal claims have engulfed Smithfield Foods, the largest hog and pork producer in the world, after a number of eastern North Carolina residents filed bodily injury claims and property damage suits against the company.

Release of Swine Waste Management General Permit raises concerns

RALEIGH -- The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality's recent release of the state’s Swine Waste Management General Permit has left some environmental agencies unsatisfied. The department governs the disposal of the nearly 9.5 billion gallons of hog waste generated each year at the state’s industrial swine operations.

New guidelines issued within hog farm permit in effort to protect local water

New guidelines have been issued for industrial hog farms with the intention of better protecting groundwater and neighbors from pollution.

2.2 percent of University of North Carolina Wilmington students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 2.2 percentage of University of North Carolina Wilmington students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY: ARTtalk with Elizabeth Alexander to be held April 17

As part of the ARTtalks series at the Turchin Center, Elizabeth Alexander and Todd Bowser will discuss their exhibition, “The Great Enemy of Truth,” a site-specific installation currently showing in the Main Gallery at the Turchin Center.

ASHEVILLE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Before Hours Networking Breakfast to be held April 16

Green Opportunities will co-host a Before Hours Networking Breakfast (8am-9am at GO) for area business owners to come network and learn about GO's mission.

Analysis: Which college outdoor track program grossed the most in North Carolina

St Andrews University, Shaw University and Lees-McRae College top the list of highest grossing college outdoor track programs in North Carolina in 2016

30.2 percent of Catawba College students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 30.2 percentage of Catawba College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

23.8 percent of Lenoir-Rhyne University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 23.8 percentage of Lenoir-Rhyne University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Five Candidates in North Carolina CD-09 Sign Term Limits Pledge

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises state senator Dan Bishop, candidate for U.S. House in North Carolina congressional district 9, for signing the congressional term limits pledge.

3.1 percent of Appalachian State University students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 3.1 percentage of Appalachian State University students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

35.3 percent of Greensboro College students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 35.3 percentage of Greensboro College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

North Carolina posts 21st lowest property tax rate in new national study

North Carolina ranked 21st in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

3.4 percent of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 3.4 percentage of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

31.6 percent of Lees-McRae College students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017

In 2016-2017, 31.6 percentage of Lees-McRae College students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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