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Bus Walkout

Leaders have called off next week's walkout by Guilford County Schools bus drivers over pay concerns, according to Superintendent Sharon Contreras. She said she met with three bus drivers Thursday morning who were representatives of the effort as well as a representative of the Teamsters Local 391 union.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 21:34:55

I-77 Buses

Charlotte Area Transit System says it's taking steps to let commuter buses use the I-77 Express toll lanes between Charlotte and north Mecklenburg County.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 21:32:09

School Safety

Johnston County public schools are stepping up their efforts to improve campus security by installing vestibules made with shatter-proof glass.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 21:29:44

School Construction

North Carolina Superintendent Mark Johnson announced Wednesday that $73 million in grant funds from the Needs-Based Public School Capital Fund will be awarded this year to school districts in Camden, Graham, Hertford, Northampton, Rutherford and Wilson counties.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 21:28:47

Bypass Opens

A new Pitt County freeway that opened to traffic months ahead of schedule will relieve congestion and improve safety for travelers in the Greenville area.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 21:27:53

Cumberland Tax

Cumberland County school board members and commissioners on Thursday talked about the possibility of establishing a separate tax to fund the school system.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 20:09:42

Robeson Sheriff

Fifteen years ago, the Robeson County Sheriff's Office was under a criminal investigation that ultimately convicted 22 of its members, including the sheriff.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 20:09:00

Lyles Testimony

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Paris climate accord made it even more important for U.S. cities to tackle climate change at the local level, Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles testified on Capitol Hill Wednesday.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 20:08:16

DEQ Permitting

Two separate reports this week raised concerns about the permitting process at the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 18:11:21

Deaths

Former Cone health leader Dennis Barry, who died Thursday at 80, praised for vision and leadership

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:28:29

Judicial Districts

Two days after a court-delayed candidate filing for North Carolina's 2020 congressional elections, judges could postpone the start of filing in Mecklenburg County's judicial elections.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:22:59

Pipeline Investigation

Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest wants the FBI to get more answers about a natural-gas pipeline permit and special fund that's already put Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration under the legislature's microscope.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:22:03

Maternal Care

Just as the mountain roads start turning icy, women in Murphy or Andrews will have to travel more than an hour away to find a hospital with labor and delivery services.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:19:39

Carteret Health

Health care opportunities for residents of Eastern North Carolina have expanded through a new collaboration between an area hospital and the top medical network in the country.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:18:59

Buncombe Districts

With the closing of the North Carolina General Assembly late last week, Buncombe County commissioners' districts for the 2020 election were essentially confirmed.

MODIFIED: 11/21/19 17:18:03

YOU DON'T SAY...

"People are lying, and they need to be put under oath, under threat of perjury, and reanswer these questions."
Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, on findings from investigators hired by Republican legislators to look into Gov. Roy Cooper's handling of permits and mitigation funding for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
NEWS RELEASE, 11/21/19

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