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Correction

A report in The Virginian-Pilot and published in Monday's Insider suggested that an investigation was under way by Attorney General Roy Cooper's office into higher gas prices in Dare County than neighboring counties. Cooper's office is looking at a letter from Dare County commissioners about the alleged price disparities, but no investigation had been launched as of Monday.

MODIFIED: 01/26/15 12:29:58

Homeowner Insurance

Insurance companies are using a decades-old law to push higher-than-approved homeowner insurance rates on North Carolinians, says Sen. Michael Lee, calling the statute a loophole that needs to be closed.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:19:25

Working Together

Lawmakers in the General Assembly don't form friendships like they once did, Reps. Rick Glazier and Marvin Lucas said as they prepared for the legislative session that gets down to work this week. And that's a problem, they said, because it makes legislators less likely to work well together to address the state's toughest problems.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:17:49

Rate Increase

The N.C. Supreme Court on Friday rejected a legal attempt by the state attorney general to invalidate a Duke Energy rate increase, ending his two-year campaign to use the courts to lower Duke's power bills in the state.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:16:02

Hired

One week after being demoted by the new head of the state's environmental agency, former legislator Mitch Gillespie is joining House Speaker Tim Moore's staff as a senior policy adviser.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:15:19

Capitol Police

The fired interim chief of the Capitol Police and the state have reached a settlement of his lawsuit alleging it was illegal to dismiss him for organizing off-duty work at a violence-prone nightclub.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:14:24

Governor's Race

What's the early line on the 2016 North Carolina gubernatorial race from the national view? Two reports out Friday say Gov. Pat McCrory can't expect to cruise to re-election.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:13:39

I-485 Lane

Gov. Pat McCrory weighed in on the Interstate 485 debate Friday, saying he and his transportation team are open to "all viable options."

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:12:52

Court Review

The N.C. Supreme Court wants the state Court of Appeals to reconsider the Times-News' suit against the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education, a special order filed Friday says.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:11:27

Dix Property

The National Alliance on Mental Illness' North Carolina chapter weighed in Friday on the sale of the 308-acre Dorothea Dix property.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:10:46

Charlotte Charter

The state Board of Education may move more quickly than planned to revoke the charter of a Charlotte charter school after it closed.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:10:11

Land Rover

Volvo isn't the only car maker in discussions about possibly opening a manufacturing facility in the South.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:09:35

Office Supplies

Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday that his administration has saved $32 million on office supplies and other state contracts through an effort called the Procurement Transformation Project.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:08:48

Gas Prices

Dare County commissioners are asking the state attorney general's office to look into the cost of gasoline on the Outer Banks, where prices are surpassing the state average by 20 cents a gallon.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:08:08

Google Event

A mysterious invitation to an event hosted by Google stirred speculation in Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte on Thursday.

MODIFIED: 01/25/15 23:07:29

YOU DON’T SAY...

"You can't just look at governors these days. You've got to look at the legislatures. The legislature in North Carolina is much more pro-growth and anti-tax than the governor."
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform.
THE NEW YORK TIMES, 1/24/15

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