RALEIGH — North Carolina will face serious problems such as increased joblessness, more highway deaths and further congestion if politicians don’t develop a strategy for funding transportation needs, business leaders said Wednesday as the General Assembly met for the first day of a ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s jobless rate dropped for the fourth straight month, falling to 5.5 percent in December when the state was one of the top four in the number of people joining the workforce. The revised rate for November ...
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RALEIGH — A collection of business groups and local governments say North Carolina state leaders must act to address a long-term transportation funding shortfall. The North Carolina Chamber leads the Coalition for a Prosperous Future, which plans a Raleigh news ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The North Carolina legislature is back in town and ready to work for the year following a two-week break. The House and Senate planned to reconvene the General Assembly session at midday Wednesday. Little debate was expected on ...
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP is leading the resumption of protests targeting policies backed by the GOP-led Legislature. Ministers and activists are gathering Wednesday morning before marching to the Legislative Building to hold a demonstration on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says moving closer to drilling offshore of the Carolinas is a step in the right direction. The Obama administration on Tuesday included tracts off the coast in a draft proposal of areas that ...Read More »
WILMINGTON — It’s a new era for the North Carolina film industry. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that producers of television and films can now apply for money under the state’s new $10 million grant program. The grants replace the state’s old tax ...
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GREENVILLE — A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded ...Read More »
RALEIGH — After four years of turning North Carolina politics upside down, Republicans at the General Assembly could be prepping for a more subdued two-year legislative session. GOP legislators entering power in both chambers for the first time in 140 ...Read More »
WILMINGTON — North Carolina homeowners are being told to pay higher insurance premiums or risk losing their coverage under law that allows companies to pay more than the state has approved. The StarNews of Wilmington reported (http://bit.ly/1B9kp5h) insurance companies are ...Read More »