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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The state Division of Marine fisheries has closed spotted seatrout season in North Carolina waters because the fish are washing up on shore because of the recent cold weather. A news release issued this week said the division closed the season on Jan. 5. It will remain closed until ...
The country's largest electricity company will pay an $84,000 penalty and work to stop potentially toxic waste from three North Carolina coal-burning power plants from leaking into groundwater and nearby rivers under a deal with state regulators announced Tuesday. The deal, already signed by a Duke ...
It appears sketchy bitcoin investment lending community BitConnect is mired in legal trouble yet again. The North Carolina Securities Division has served the platform with yet another cease and desist letter, ordering the company to temporarily suspend its operations within the state. In an official statement, ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A second man has been arrested in the August shooting death of a man in North Carolina's largest city. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Lt. Andrew Harris said in a news release Thursday that 21-year-old Lemeek Singleton has been charged with first-degree murder. Singleton is ...

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A decision Wednesday by Toyota and Mazda to build a joint car factory in Alabama instead of North Carolina was received as another economic miss for one of the few Southeast states never to land a modern carmaker. The Japanese automakers announced plans to build a $1.6 billion ...
The North Carolina legislature returned to work Wednesday, passing a few simple bills but finishing with Republicans unable to agree on more immediate action for water quality challenges intensified since disclosure of the discharge of a little-studied chemical into a river. The House and Senate gaveled in ...
(CNN) Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in mind is a BIG deal. It's the first time a federal court has struck down a congressional map due to a partisan gerrymander.
From North Carolina to Maine, winter storm 'bomb cyclone' pounds region. As the storm moves up the East Coast, schools ... Winter weather watches and warnings remained in place along a 1,000-mile stretch from North Carolina to northern Maine. LaGuardia Airport in New York announced that more than ...
Overriding Cooper's veto, the legislature passed a law in October that gave $435,000 to help Wilmington-area utilities and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington treat and remove GenX from the Cape Fear River. Cooper said that bill failed to address underlying issues with emerging contaminants, ...
North Carolina authorities say a driver slid off a road in snowy conditions and overturned his vehicle, marking the state's third fatality attributed to a snowstorm sweeping the region. State Emergency Management spokesman Keith Acree says the man died in Beaufort County around 2 a.m. Thursday. The man's vehicle slid ...
As part of a previously announced cost-cutting measure, Sears said Thursday it is closing over 100 unprofitable stores nationwide, including five Kmart stores in North Carolina. In a statement, the beleaguered department store chain said the local closures are part of an effort to "right size our store footprint ...
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warns that black ice will be an ongoing concern as freezing temperatures are expected through the weekend. "North Carolina has experienced a significant and unusual storm," Cooper said Thursday in an update on the state's response to Winter Storm Grayson. "Driving ...
North Carolina may be best known by travelers for the capital city, Raleigh, and the beautiful barrier islands of the Outer banks. But there are at least 18 reasons why Wilmington may be the most perfect vacation destination in the state. Wilmington is an impossibly charming city, with downtown architecture ...
But that upside-down scenario describes the North Carolina coast after Wednesday night's wrecking ball of winter weather that scarcely touched the Triangle by comparison. Jockey's Ridge, where the Wright brothers first took flight, looked like a miniature alp. Croatan Highway, the main north-south road ...

healthcare in North Carolina is a tale of corporate giants in which business moves have major spillover effects on access and quality of healthcare for millions of residents.
Since the beginning of October, 20 people have died in North Carolina because of the flu, including at least two children. Novant Health physician Rhett Brown said that's a startling statistic. Brown said this is an unusual flu strain without a lot of natural immunity, and unfortunately, more deaths can be ...
From North Carolina to Maine, winter storm 'bomb cyclone' pounds region. As the storm moves up the East Coast, schools ... Winter weather watches and warnings remained in place along a 1,000-mile stretch from North Carolina to northern Maine. LaGuardia Airport in New York announced that more than ...
The National Weather Service is reporting snowfall amounts of more than 6 inches in areas of North Carolina that don't typically get snow. Jan. 4, 2018 ... Areas along North Carolina's coast are reporting wind gusts of hurricane strength as part of a winter storm that's moving up the East Coast. The highest ...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Coastal North Carolina Counties unaccustomed to snow were walloped by a storm that dumped more than 6 inches (15 centimeters) in some places and caused three traffic deaths around the state. Gov. Roy Cooper said state troopers responded to 900 crashes after the storm blew in ...
Fewer North Carolina public school teachers left their jobs last year, but more educators moved to work in other school districts or charter schools in the state. A new draft state report on teacher employment released this week shows that 8.65 percent of North Carolina public school teachers left the ...
When Congress enacted tax reform a few weeks ago, the final product bore a striking resemblance to the state tax changes North Carolina's legislature has enacted since 2013. That's no accident. Our state's influence on national politics and policy has been growing for years -- a trend likely to continue in ...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation is planning workshops in the new year on the use of drones. The workshops will cover topics including federal and state regulations, as well as flight operations and data management. There will also be drone flight demonstrations.
ASHEVILLE -- Cold surface temperatures and a moist air flow from the Atlantic caused headaches for New Year's Eve drivers, many of whom were surprised by icy roads. And the stubborn cold air mass that helped cause the freezing drizzle is not likely to budge for the work week, with temperatures ...
The exception will come Wednesday when a coastal storm system could push a chance of snow into eastern parts of central North Carolina -- the best chance of accumulating snow will be along and east of I-95. Temperatures will stay well below normal; highs will be in the 30s Wednesday through next ...
According to state legislators, worker advocates, analysts and Economists, North Carolina is likely to remain at the federal level for the foreseeable future ... The 38,000 federal minimum wage workers in North Carolina are among 700,000 nationwide, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Icy Mist Causes Massive Traffic Jams in N Carolina Mountains. Light rain and mist and temperatures below freezing have turned New Year's Eve into an icy mess across much of the North Carolina mountains. Jan. 1, 2018, at 10:10 a.m.. Icy Mist Causes Massive Traffic Jams in N Carolina Mountains ...
RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Democrats say they are beginning 2018 energized and intent on regaining their historical control of the state's General Assembly, harnessing anger over Republican Donald Trump's presidency and buoyed by Democratic victories elsewhere. Eager to reassert their ...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina woman has been arrested after deputies said she stole from a cancer charity in Ohio. The Chatham County Sheriff's Office tells media outlets 46-year-old Michelle Lowery-Rowan took money from Chix 4 a Cure, which raises money for cancer patients and their ...
In 2007, North Carolina passed a law requiring electric utilities in the state to phase in the use of energy efficiency and renewable energy sources as part of their production of energy. The measure was the first of its kind in the Southeast. Today, clean energy represents a $7 billion industry in the state, ...
North Carolina has continued to grab headlines as an epicenter of difficult and divisive issues in the years since, but at the same time has, more quietly, been home to some of the most encouraging bridge building moments. And America is watching. Washington, DC's The Hill newspaper has praised our ...
That's according to numbers released Thursday by the North Carolina Department of Health. The deaths were reported between December 17 and 23. The child, who lived in central North Carolina, is the first pediatric death reported in the state for the 2017-2018 flu season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...
CLINTON, N.C. (AP) -- A woman has died in a fire at a North Carolina home. Fire marshal Jerry Cashwell tells WRAL-TV that the woman was home alone at the time of the Thursday night fire in Clinton. Her name and age were not immediately released. Officials say that it took several crews hours to put the ...
The more scientists look for GenX and other similar, potentially hazardous chemicals in North Carolina, the more they find. And next spring they could ramp up their efforts. The state's environmental regulators at the Department of Environmental Quality took several actions in late 2017 against the company ...
A North Carolina man was arrested in connection with a fatal home invasion in Millinocket. Dec. 29, 2017, at 5:10 a.m.. North Carolina Man ... Authorities say Maine State Police arrested 38-year-old Christopher Murray, of Maxton, in North Carolina on Wednesday. police say Murray will face murder charges in the death of ...
... Drinking Supplies for chemicals Emerging as Risks. North Carolina environmental regulators will start testing major supplies of drinking water to learn whether people are ingesting industrial chemicals spotlighted for more study. Dec. 22, 2017, at 1:31 p.m.. NC to Test Drinking Supplies for Chemicals Emerging as Risks ...
A pair of former Junior hurricanes prove that going from North Carolina to Division 1 hockey is anything but a pipe dream. By Liam Goff@LC2point0 Dec ... Billy Christopoulos (44, left) is one of a growing number of players who have made the move from North Carolina to top-level NCAA hockey. Richard T.
Authorities have charged a man in connection with a fatal shooting at a North Carolina nightclub. Jacksonville police told local news outlets that 32-year-old Jyree Dominic Noel is charged with an open count of murder. police filed seven additional charges against Noel in the death of 39-year-old Tyrone ...
North Carolina was one of only two states to see unemployment rates rise in November, jumping to 4.3 percent. Dec. 22, 2017, at 1:15 p.m. ... North Carolina had a better-than-average increase in employment over the year, adding 71,500 jobs since November 2016. But number of employed people fell by nearly 3,300 ...
Most North Carolina Lane Closures Suspended for Holidays. The N.C. Department of Transportation is suspending most road closures to allow motorists to enjoy easier travel to their Christmas destination. Dec. 22, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.. Most North Carolina Lane Closures Suspended for Holidays ...
North Carolina state government lawyers are suing a pharmaceutical company whose former leaders already face criminal charges related to an ... crisis, we allege that Insys unlawfully pushed these powerful pain killers on North Carolina patients just to make more money," Stein said at a news conference.
Temperatures had just creeped above the freezing mark and 12 inches of new, powdery white snow glistened throughout Jackson Park when the elite women and Men took the course at the Hunter Subaru North Carolina Grand Prix (NCGP). Canadian Ruby West (Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com) ...
But the museum is still missing some toys and is especially interested in toys with a North Carolina connection. All must be in good condition. Edwards hopes some of these toys are being stored by owners who don't know what to do with them. "(Maybe) they don't want to see them thrown away," she said.
Conservative groups have hailed North Carolina as a model of a tax overhaul since it began slashing state corporate and individual tax rates four years ago. And one of the effort's main architects, Thom Tillis, is now in the U.S. Senate, where early Saturday he joined 50 other Republican senators in voting ...
Like other Southeastern states, North Carolina passed its own law letting utilities charge in advance for big power plants like nuclear reactors. But North Carolina's law didn't go quite as far. Instead of a wave of construction, it sent ripples of debate through the Legislature for years: Should they go farther?
Kerry Werner claimed the victory on a snowy, heavy Hendersonville course at the opening day of the North Carolina Grand Prix. Werner topped Cooper Willsey (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) and Eric Thompson (Mspeedwax.com) in the C2 race. A strong winter storm blanketed the region in nearly a foot of ...
Health officials have confirmed a norovirus outbreak at North Carolina State University after the school says about 60 students have shown symptoms of the illness. NC State University said several students began experiencing "gastrointestinal illness" on Tuesday, and the Wake County Human Services ...
Utility officials are reporting more than 8,500 power outages in North Carolina as a winter storm blows in. Dec. ... Up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow has been forecast for the western part of the state, while parts of central North Carolina could get 1-2 inches (2-5 centimeters) of frozen precipitation. ___.


 

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