Home improvement retailer Lowe's said it has completed its acquisition of 72 stores from Orchard Supply Hardware Stores for approximately $205 million.Read More »
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Gov. Pat McCrory says a pair of 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises after only a few weeks of government service, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were ever advertised to other potential applicants or that other candidates were considered.Read More »
Civil rights activists focused squarely on North Carolina's Republican elected officials Wednesday as they used rallies across the state marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to criticize GOP policies. The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People led "Take the Dream Home" protests throughout the state, scheduling them in each of the state's 13 congressional districts — from Elizabeth City to Sylva and places in between.Read More »
The longest-serving provost in the history of Duke University says he is stepping down from the position. Peter Lange, who has been the school's chief academic officer since 1999, will relinquish the role at the conclusion of his third term next June.Read More »
North Carolina Republican leaders have decided it's time the state's voters get near the front of the pack for good in choosing the next president. But how North Carolina cut in line this summer for 2016 is riling up its close neighbor because the primary would bump up against South Carolina's prized first-in-the-South designation, threatening its influence. The national parties could penalize the state, too.
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North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger says he won't participate in the health plan for members of Congress out of principle because it gives them subsidies for coverage under the federal health care overhaul law.Read More »