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Friday News Roundup

On this edition of the news roundup, leaders in the North Carolina Legislature has included teacher raises in its budget but the number is less than Gov. McCrory proposed; we'll update you on what Duke Energy is required to do to clean up their coal ash ponds; a political battle by state legislators regarding tax cuts revealed a deep divide between lawmakers as budget talks continue in Raleigh; and NASCAR sets up in Charlotte this weekend for the All Star Race and next week's Coca Cola 600. Those stories and more. 

Tom Bullock
- reporter, WFAE

Eric Frazier - editorial writer, The Charlotte Observer

Erik Spanberg - senior staff writer, Charlotte Business Journal

Shawn Flynn - managing editor, Time Warner Cable News Charlotte