RALEIGH — North Carolina has raised the $310,000 needed to protect land near Bennett Place Historic Site in Durham, site of the largest Confederate troop surrender of the Civil War. The bulk of the money came in two large donations of $150,000 each, ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s unemployment rate is down slightly, but so is the number of people working. North Carolina officials said Tuesday the state unemployment rate dipped to 6.7 percent in September, down one-tenth of a percentage point from August. ...
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s insurance commissioner on Monday began deciding whether to allow homeowner’s coverage costs to rise by as much as 35 percent even as more insurers demand even higher rates in agreements with customers. Craig Smith has seen the annual insurance ...Read More »
JACKSONVILLE — The Supreme Court has taken up the appeal over the sale of North Carolina State University’s Hofmann Forest, a working forest in Onslow and Jones counties. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported (http://bit.ly/1wouoVk) reported the state Supreme Court bypassed the ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina government took in slightly less than what state officials projected during the first quarter of the fiscal year, and questions persist about whether broad tax changes will again crimp the state budget for a second year in a row. ...
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RALEIGH — The state Transportation Department has begun a 60-day comment period during which North Carolina citizens can share their views on the results of a study about how to move people and goods. A DOT study mapped out the proposed strategic ...Read More »
MIAMI — The leader of a nearly $50 million mortgage fraud scheme focused on North Carolina properties has been sentenced to 27 years in prison by a Miami federal judge. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore imposed the sentence last week on 78-year-old ...Read More »
ASHEVILLE — Biltmore is building a second hotel at Biltmore Estate that’s expected to create about 230 jobs. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported construction is expected to begin by mid-October. The Village Hotel will have 209 guestrooms and is expected to ...Read More »
PINEHURST — The Pinehurst Country Club begins construction in November on a new $4 million swimming complex that includes two pools. The Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/1rHYwJJ ) reports the project is slated to open next year. It will feature a 5,300-square-foot family ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Officials at Bennett Place State Historic Site are trying to raise $310,000 to buy a significant tract of land nearby. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources says part of the original Hillsborough Road traveled by Confederate Gen. Joseph ...Read More »