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Sales Tax

Online shoppers in North Carolina could soon have to pay sales tax on most of their purchases, under a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 21:29:57

Memorial Service

An on-campus memorial service to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Western Carolina University Chancellor David O. Belcher is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, in the performance hall of the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 21:28:57

Raleigh Beating

With two state troopers fired and a sergeant on desk duty following an April incident in which a Raleigh man was beaten, Col. Glenn McNeill, commander of the State Highway Patrol, said Thursday that the 1,600 troopers statewide must be held to a high standard.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 21:27:47

School Funding

North Carolina residents are likely to vote this fall on amendments to change the state constitution, but they won't get a chance to decide on funding for school construction.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 20:59:55

School Psychologists

Lawmakers focused on improving school safety for months have planned to address a significant shortage of school psychologists, but none of the related bills filed by legislators look like they are going anywhere during this legislative session.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:56:43

Voter ID

North Carolina legislative Republicans on Thursday advanced their goal of permanently requiring voters to show photo identification -- a proposal previously thwarted this decade by veto and federal judges who declared a similar mandate racially discriminatory.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:56:00

Asheville Districts

The state Senate could vote on a bill to elect five of Asheville City Council's seven members by district Monday after it picked up unexpected support from the senator who represents most of the city.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:55:18

Chemours Water

The manager of the Chemours plant in Bladen County and a toxicologist retained by the company said today that they'd have no problem with their family members drinking water from private wells around the facility.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:54:38

Health Policy

Sixteen members of the General Assembly put aside partisan politics to tackle a complicated issue impacting the lives of North Carolinians every day -- health care.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:53:52

Voting Sites

The choice between having early voting on the weekends or having seven early voting sites faces Pitt County's Board of Elections in preparation for the Nov. 6 general election.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:53:16

Family Separations

Seeking a quick resolution to the family separation crisis at the border that has fractured Congress and gripped the nation, Senate leaders from both parties will meet Monday to seek a compromise between competing bills.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:52:40

Charlotte Development

A new 100-acre development is likely coming near Charlotte Douglas International Airport, in what the airport said is the largest project since Norfolk Southern railroad moved its intermodal yard there four years ago.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:51:41

Pipeline Protest

In a bid to shake Gov. Roy Cooper's support for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, opponents took their fight to the Nash County native's backyard.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:50:54

Medical License

Anne Litton White, a Winston-Salem doctor facing an indefinite suspension of her medical license, was described as someone whose conduct was "immoral and dishonorable" and also as "an accomplished doctor" during opening remarks before the N.C. Medical Board.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:50:18

Rail Sale

The sale of about 650 miles of railroad by CSX railways includes about 100 miles of track in eastern North Carolina, including a section that passes through Greenville.

MODIFIED: 06/21/18 18:49:43

YOU DON'T SAY...

"Sen. Van Duyn and I have arm-wrestled a couple of times."
Sen. Chuck Edwards, R-Henderson, on efforts to reach a compromise with Sen. Terry Van Duyn, D-Buncombe, over a bill changing Asheville City Council districts.
THE INSIDER, 6/21/18

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