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Medicaid Dispute

A series of Medicaid errors that went on for years led to North Carolina wrongfully taking millions of dollars from the federal government, according to a new report.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:29:27

Chemours Permit

State environmental regulators now say they will revoke a key portion of Chemours' wastewater permit and that they are referring an investigation into an unreported spill of unregulated chemicals at the company's Bladen County plant to the State Bureau of Investigation.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:28:35

Investment Lawsuit

A Triangle investment firm manager who hired the scions of prominent Raleigh families to recruit potential investors has been accused of "squandering millions of dollars" by mismanaging two companies.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:27:23

Property Seizure

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is set to start seizing private property in North Carolina early next year to build its proposed 600-mile natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:02:03

Prison Dangers

North Carolina prisons were already a more dangerous place to work before four employees at an understaffed prison were killed during a failed breakout last month, the deadliest in state history.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:01:04

Opioid Poll

In a recent survey of North Carolina voters, the majority indicated that they have not been personally impacted by prescription pain pill abuse.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 20:00:02

Transportation Issues

John Torbett, who represents most of eastern Gaston County in the state House and serves as chairman of the House Transportation Committee, spoke to the Gaston Regional Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning about transportation issues and priorities facing the region and the state.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:58:39

Coal Ash Cleanup

A spot at Duke Energy's Sutton Plant site that used to resemble a large hill now looks like a small pond.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:57:36

EPA Nominee

North Carolina's two Republican senators say they oppose President Donald Trump's pick to oversee chemical safety at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting Michael L. Dourson's nomination at serious risk.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:56:37

Retiring

Lawrence J. Wheeler is stepping down as director of the North Carolina Museum of Art.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:55:30

Greensboro Solar Case

Activist energy group NC WARN asked the North Carolina Supreme Court today to reverse state regulators' past rulings against its solar-power deal with a Greensboro church.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:54:08

Horace Williams Airport

UNC-Chapel Hill trustees say they want to close the Horace Williams Airport regardless of whether the university someday goes through with plans to build its Carolina North satellite campus on the property.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:53:10

Rural Health Day

Gov. Roy Cooper proclaimed Thursday Rural Health Day in North Carolina, noting that when the N.C. Office of Rural Health opened in 1973 it was the first state office in the nation created to focus on the healthcare needs of rural and underserved communities.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:52:07

Pay Cut Proposal

If Brownie Newman wants Buncombe County to consider proposed pay cuts, he'll have to find at least two fellow commissioners to join the cause.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:50:27

Beach Improvements

Starting beach re-nourishment by next spring will need a lot of working parts to mesh on a tight timeline that includes the endorsement of a Congressional committee, town commissioners were told Wednesday night.

MODIFIED: 11/16/17 19:49:13

YOU DON'T SAY...

"Your presentation seems to imply there might be drunk people at an N.C. State football game, and I'm just shocked."
Rep. Grier Martin, D-Wake, on a presentation from N.C. State police about security measures for football games.
THE INSIDER, 11/16/17

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