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Water Hack

Federal and state officials are working with a North Carolina water utility after hackers attacked some of its computer systems.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:32:05

Deaths

Gene Anderson, who helped engineer the election of North Carolina's first Republican governor in the 20th century died Saturday in Wilmington.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:31:28

Duplin Shelter

Almost every dog at a North Carolina shelter "will be out of time tomorrow" without help. Duplin County Animal Services posted a desperate "SOS" message to its Facebook page Monday afternoon, saying the shelter was at "code red" and "out of time."

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:30:50

Civitas Poll

A poll released Monday from the Civitas Institute, a right-leaning nonprofit policy organization, shows Sen. Tamara Barringer, R-Wake leading her Democratic opponent Sam Searcy by more than 10 points.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:20:19

River Clean-Ups

Monday's Hurricane Florence recovery legislation prompted questions about how the state will fund river basin clean-ups necessary to reduce future flooding.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:14:26

Hise Inquiry

A state inquiry into a key state senator's campaign finances has turned into a partisan spat as the senator's mother, who was also once his campaign treasurer, seeks treatment for cancer.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:06:23

Amendment Opposition

The North Carolina chapter of Americans for Prosperity -- one of the most prominent political organizations in the country -- is coming out against a Republican effort to limit governors' power to appoint judges.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:05:08

Opioid Prescriptions

Amidst the opioid crisis, calls have been pouring in to the North Carolina Medical Board from chronic pain patients who say their doctors have stopped prescribing their pain medication.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:04:11

Candidate Forum

Thursday night saw the second of two candidate forums hosted by The Mountaineer of Waynesville where candidates for state legislative and judicial positions squared off over a host of issues.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:03:11

Storm Debris

Storm debris caused by Hurricane Florence continues to be a challenge for several coastal counties.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 20:02:31

Robeson Schools

The Public Schools of Robeson County will re-open for students on Tuesday after closing Sept. 11 as Hurricane Florence neared and then struck, leaving nearly all 41 schools with some damage and possibly mold.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 19:59:46

Lumberton Aid

The General Assembly could take action Monday night on Gov. Roy Cooper's request for a $750 million Hurricane Florence recovery package that includes $14 million for the city of Lumberton.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 19:59:12

Voter Registration

For people severely impacted by Hurricane Florence, voting may be the last thing on their minds. But state and county elections boards are working hard make sure people know their options.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 19:58:19

Jobless Rate

Unemployment fell slightly across the Albemarle in August, but the jobless rate in three area counties still remained well above the state average.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 19:57:42

Silent Sam

A judge ruled Monday that the University of North Carolina's chancellor won't have to testify at the trial of a woman accused of pouring red ink and her own blood on a Confederate statue in a headline-grabbing protest that preceded the statue's toppling months later.

MODIFIED: 10/15/18 19:57:05

YOU DON'T SAY...

"I'm ashamed that we're trying to make this political at this point in time when we have people underwater and in need of assistance."
House Majority Leader John Bell, R-Wayne, responding to a suggestion from Rep. Carla Cunningham, D-Mecklenburg, that Medicaid expansion be included in the legislature’s response to Hurricane Florence.
THE INSIDER, 10/15/18

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