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Moore Event

If there is no state budget, Robeson County stands to lose more than $120 million in funding, including $91 million for a health sciences building at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, said while on a campus tour Thursday afternoon.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 22:09:15

Reading Program

North Carolina elementary schools are in a state of confusion as the legal fight escalates over what program to use to test the reading skills of their youngest students.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 21:51:26

Startup Office

After weighing options in Pittsburgh, Detroit and several cities in Florida, Egnyte, a cloud storage company from Silicon Valley, opened a Raleigh office on Thursday with plans to eventually hire 120 people.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 21:50:35

Greene Sentence

Buncombe County's former top administrator and the primary target of an ongoing federal corruption investigation is asking for 48 months in prison.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 20:10:20

Lallier Lawsuit

Fayetteville car dealer Mike Lallier of Reed-Lallier Chevrolet is trying again to stop the public release of details from a lawsuit against him that is connected to a sexual molestation charge he faces in South Carolina.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 20:09:46

Wake Forest Coach

Bill Ferguson, who was charged with racketeering in connection with a national academic admissions scandal in the spring, has resigned as Wake Forest's volleyball coach, the university said in a statement on Thursday.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 20:09:02

ERA Campaign

Advocacy groups seeking to have the Equal Rights Amendment passed in North Carolina launched a publicity campaign Thursday.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 20:08:28

Chamber President

The NC Chamber, the state's largest business advocacy organization, picked Gary Salamido as president and CEO, effective Friday.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 18:31:45

State Testing

North Carolina lawmakers have reached a deal that will eliminate more than 20 state exams and calls for reducing the number of local tests that are given to students.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 18:31:11

Bragg Construction

More than 180 homes on Fort Bragg will be renovated and 95 new homes will be built, the post's garrison commander said Wednesday.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 18:30:36

Budget Strategy

Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday that a GOP plan to refund taxpayers more than $660 million this fall and to try getting around a budget impasse with him with mini-budgets built on state employee raises, sounds like politics and gimmicks.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 18:30:03

Migrant Detention

A judge has upheld a decision by state regulators to abruptly shut down a residential mental health facility for children last year amid allegations of abuse and neglect, saying staff at the group home "failed miserably" to treat and care for the boys in their custody.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 18:29:21

Unlimited Fundraising

A little-noticed provision in a 2015 law is allowing deep-pocketed donors to make unlimited contributions that are being funneled into the two leading campaigns for governor, finance records show.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 17:23:02

Medicaid Transformation

The legislative effort to free up state funding for the Medicaid transformation initiative also retains significant cuts to administrative funding for the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 17:06:38

Billboard Veto

Gov. Roy Cooper issued his second veto in two days on Thursday, saying he couldn't support legislation that loosens state regulations for billboards.

MODIFIED: 08/22/19 17:05:40


"I'll look at whatever they send to us, but this sounds more like a gimmick to me."
Gov. Roy Cooper, on a Republican plan to send refund checks to taxpayers.
WRAL NEWS, 8/22/19


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