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Redistricting Maps

The maps proposed by a third-party expert would make it easier for Democrats to defeat Republican incumbents in four House races and two Senate races, based on an analysis of 2016 election results in the proposed districts.

MODIFIED: 11/22/17 16:26:09

Redistricting Lawsuit

Attorneys for Republican legislative leaders criticized proposed tweaks to a redistricting expert's proposal on Tuesday, saying the plaintiffs in the case are trying to fix "political problems" for incumbent Democrats.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 22:37:12

Volkswagen Settlement

Gov. Roy Cooper is crowdsourcing ideas on how to spend North Carolina's $92 million share of a legal settlement with Volkswagen.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 21:56:07

Charity Scams

This is the time of year when we are more likely to give to charities and scammers know that.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 21:16:35

Cardinal Payout

Richard Topping, the ousted CEO of Charlotte-based Cardinal Innovations, will leave the organization with a severance package worth $1.7 million, company officials said Tuesday.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 20:59:49


Wake County Public School System Superintendent Jim Merrill announced Tuesday night that he will be retiring early next year.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 20:49:51

Worker Death

A worker has died after being run over by a bulldozer on Monday in Nash County.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:13:01

Note To Subscribers

The Insider will not publish Thursday or Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Publication will resume Monday, Nov. 27.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:10:26

Map Act

The N.C. Department of Transportation has lost an appeal to a court order that it begin paying landowners whose property was subject to the Map Act, a state law that allowed the department to reserve corridors for future highways without buying the property.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:09:48

Redrawn Districts

State House Speaker Tim Moore said Monday during a visit to Moore County that the Republican-controlled General Assembly will take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court, if need be, to defend its newly re-drawn legislative districts.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:07:37

Carolinas HealthCare Deal

The University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors has formed a special committee to review a massive business combination proposed by Charlotte's Carolinas HealthCare System and Chapel Hill's UNC Health Care.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:06:55

College Logo Tax

The money generated by all your Tar Heel, Wolfpack and Blue Devil hats, shirts and coffee mugs funds scholarships for students at your favorite university.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:06:07

Guilford Megasite

If a major company picks a Triad megasite for an operation, the General Assembly will be ready, a top Republican leader says.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:05:23

GenX Meetings

Chemours and the GenX water crisis were the main focus of attention for Bladen County commissioners on Monday, as they heard from representatives of the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality and area residents affected by contaminated wells.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:04:27

Hurricane Grants

Eligible Cumberland and Robeson county residents whose homes or rental properties received significant damage from Hurricane Matthew are urged to schedule an appointment to apply for reimbursement of their losses.

MODIFIED: 11/21/17 18:03:40


"I don't believe that the court should be delegating its authority to decide a question of fact or question of law to some independent individual, to some professor from California, to draw the maps."
House Speaker Tim Moore, on the court-ordered appointment of Stanford University law professor Nathaniel Persily.
THE (Southern Pines) PILOT, 11/20/17


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