RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools. The 4-3 decision split North Carolina’s highest court along ideological lines, reversing a ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — North Carolina transportation officials have reached an agreement with environmental groups that would allow for the construction of a new span across Oregon Inlet to replace the aging Bonner Bridge. The state Department of Transportation on Monday announced a ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina officials are warning more residents living near Duke Energy’s coal ash pits that it’s not safe to drink or cook with their well water after tests showed contamination levels that is raising health concerns. The state Department ...
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RALEIGH — A Chicago man admitted guilt Thursday on federal charges related to supplying defective bridge parts used in 25 highway projects across North Carolina. Joel de la Torre, 33, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Raleigh to criminal counts ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina environmental officials said Thursday that they have approved plans by Duke Energy to drain contaminated wastewater from a huge coal ash dump near Charlotte to repair a leaking pipe. State Dam Safety Engineer Steve McEvoy told The Associated Press ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory and two of his predecessors sued North Carolina’s top legislators Thursday over the makeup of the state’s new Coal Ash Management Commission and other panels approved this year by the General Assembly. McCrory and former Govs. Jim Hunt ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The campaign of Gov. Pat McCrory says it will give to charity more than $10,000 in political donations tied to a North Carolina paving company involved in what federal prosecutors say was a bid-rigging and kickback scheme involving nearly $88 million in government ...Read More »
RALEIGH — House Republicans and Gov. Pat McCrory are joining forces to shake up the slow North Carolina state budget talks by backing a scaled-down spending plan that still includes teacher and state employee pay raises. McCrory, Speaker Thom Tillis and other ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina regulators have cited five more Duke Energy power plants for lacking required storm water permits after a massive spill at one of the company’s coal ash dumps coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. The state ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina officials say wastewater containing unsafe levels of arsenic from a Duke Energy coal ash dump is flowing into a North Carolina river already contaminated from a massive Feb. 2 spill. The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources ordered Duke Thursday to ...Read More »