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Jul 22, 2015

Wilmington latest Carolinas city to oppose offshore drilling

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Wilmington has become the latest city in the Carolinas to oppose offshore drilling for oil. The Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to oppose both seismic […]

Jul 22, 2015

NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina senator has introduced a plan to block state agencies from acting on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to curb emissions from power plants until […]

Jul 21, 2015

North Carolina’s June jobless rate inches up to 5.8 percent

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s jobless rate has inched up for the fourth month as it diverges from the declining national rate. The North Carolina Department of Commerce said Tuesday that […]

Jul 20, 2015

Duke Energy breaking ground for solar farm

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy Corp. is breaking ground on a solar energy farm on the East Coast’s largest Marine Corps base as the military diversifies from petroleum […]

Jul 20, 2015

Construction to close section of Business Interstate 40

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Motorists using Interstate 40 Business near Kernersville will encounter a shutdown next week as part of a construction project. The N.C. Department of Transportation says contractors […]

Jul 20, 2015

NC’s spigot for Golden LEAF could turn back on again

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans at the General Assembly who once soured upon a foundation that used to get half of North Carolina’s national tobacco settlement money may be coming […]

Jul 20, 2015

Maggie Valley mayor killed in construction accident

MAGGIE VALLEY, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of Maggie Valley has died in a construction accident. Police told local media outlets that Ron DeSimone died Friday afternoon when heavy building […]

Jul 13, 2015

South getting its first big wind farm soon

On a vast tract of old North Carolina farmland, crews are getting ready to build something the South has never seen: a commercial-scale wind energy farm. The $600 million project by […]

Jul 13, 2015

Budget, incentives, bonds on tap for returning NC lawmakers

RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly returned from a weeklong break on Monday to begin an expected long, hot summer at the Legislative Building. That’s because Republican leaders and GOP […]

Jul 9, 2015

State Senate passes bill ending zoning protest petitions

RALEIGH – A bill weakening the power of North Carolina homeowners to petition against zoning changes in their neighborhoods won state Senate approval last week and may soon head to the […]

Jul 9, 2015

State park grows by more than 750 acres

MORGANTON – A state park near Morganton has added more than 750 acres. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that South Mountains State Park has grown by 757 acres. The additional land […]

Jul 5, 2015

At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach

EMERALD ISLE — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of […]

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