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Morning Roundup: Mining board zingers, time for N.C. Railroad to pay up, lawmaker blasts NAACP

Tensions are increasing as the state's new fracking board -- known as the Mining & Energy Commission -- finds its footing. Some members want to clamp down on "grandstanding" at meetings.

It's time for the N.C. Railroad to pay back the state for all the support it has received over the years, under a bill filed in the General Assembly.

State Rep. Michael Speciale, a Republican from Craven County, fired off an angry email calling state NAACP leader Rev. William Barber's comments racist. Speciale's email opened the door for Barber to unleash another attack on a Republican legislator.


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