RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards. Last week’s legislation, inserted into a 41-page ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The state has announced its plans to sell two historic homes in downtown Raleigh, including the 145-year-old Heck-Andrews House. In a statement Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory announced the decision to sell the home and the Bailey-Tucker House, ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two Perquimans County residents are suing to block a windfarm in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported (http://bit.ly/1KQDT6j) that Jillanne Gigi Badawi and her husband Stephen Owens are asking the ...
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Durham County and Orange County residents are debating a proposed light rail system connecting Chapel Hill and Durham. Local media report that community members on Thursday brought up concerns about accessibility, efficiency and affordability in a public ...
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters statewide will likely decide in March whether North Carolina should borrow $2 billion for scores of government construction projects after the General Assembly gave final approval early Wednesday to a debt package and proposed referendum. With a final House vote ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The General Assembly officially completed its work for the year in the wee hours early Wednesday after more than eight months in session. To cheers from senators, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, the Senate’s presiding officer, gaveled out his chamber shortly after ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man who tried to claim an $800,000 home for himself by filing a bogus deed document is staying in prison. The state Supreme Court deadlocked 3-3 on Friday about whether Shawn Pendergraft was correctly charged with obtaining property by false pretenses after moving into ...Read More »
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of North Carolina’s hog industry have criticized Duke Energy for planning to use out-of-state swine waste at two of its power plants. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that the North Carolina Pork Council wants state officials to squelch the Charlotte ...
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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A $350 million movie studio and entertainment complex is being proposed for 124 acres on the Catawba Indian reservation in York County. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that the tribe and Studio South want to ...Read More »