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Federal Shutdown

The Senate passed a stopgap spending bill Thursday that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates.
December 2, 2021 10:04 PM

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Redistricting Cases

A three-judge panel will hear two challenges to North Carolina’s newly drawn electoral maps Friday morning, just days before the state’s candidate filing period is scheduled to begin.
December 2, 2021 9:17 PM

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Overdose Deaths

Laws governing medication-assisted treatment have softened dramatically, but a lack of providers and strict clinical rules still limit access to the highly effective treatment for many North Carolinians.
December 2, 2021 8:50 PM

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Lexington Manufacturer

Egger Wood Products said Thursday it is proceeding with the next expansion of its Lexington laminate-floor manufacturing plant, adding up to 40 jobs and spending $50 million to build a recycling center and add another production line.
December 2, 2021 7:20 PM

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Forsyth Expungements

About 30,000 people will get an early Christmas present this year — they will have their criminal records expunged for convictions of minor non-violent crimes they committed when they were 16 or 17, Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O’Neill announced Thursday during a news conference.
December 2, 2021 7:15 PM

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Buncombe Broadband

Buncombe County Commissioner Terri Wells, a Sandy Mush resident, said she’s been advocating broadband expansion for 10 years.
December 2, 2021 5:08 PM

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Election Bill

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a Republican-backed bill Thursday that would force elections officials not to count any mail-in ballots that arrive after polls close.
December 2, 2021 4:58 PM

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Judicial Retirement

North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robin Hudson announced on Wednesday that she won’t seek reelection next year, citing mandatory age limits that would significantly curtail her service if she won.
December 2, 2021 4:57 PM

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Island Ferry

The Local Government Commission is tied up in a long running dispute over a ferry.
December 2, 2021 4:55 PM

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Film Funds

North Carolina has a strong history with the film and TV industries.
December 2, 2021 4:51 PM

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Wildfires

A wildfire at North Carolina’s Pilot Mountain State Park was caused by an escaped campfire in an undesignated area, officials said.
Updated December 2, 2021 7:26 PM

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Energy Bills

Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms.
Updated December 2, 2021 5:03 PM

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Harris Visit

Vice President Kamala Harris visited Charlotte on Thursday to promote a newly-approved infrastructure spending plan — a key piece of legislation for President Joe Biden’s administration and one that will bring billions to North Carolina.
December 2, 2021 4:49 PM

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School Libraries

Some parents and community activists want criminal charges to be filed against North Carolina’s largest school system for distributing books to students that contain graphic language and images about sex.
December 2, 2021 4:47 PM

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PTI Project

The identity of the airplane manufacturer considering a major facility at Piedmont Triad International Airport could be made public as early as Monday.
December 2, 2021 4:46 PM

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Winter Wave

An epidemiologist at UNC-Chapel Hill told state lawmakers Wednesday that North Carolina needs to prepare for the potential of a “significant winter wave” of COVID-19 cases but also said he does not believe it’s “the most likely scenario.”
December 2, 2021 4:45 PM

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Cumberland Budget

Cumberland County is set to receive hundreds of millions of dollars in the newly passed state budget, lawmakers say.
December 2, 2021 4:43 PM

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Capitol Rioters

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that a North Carolina woman deserves a prison sentence for bringing her 14-year-old child into the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
December 2, 2021 4:35 PM

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Atrium Deadline

Atrium Health has offered “career transition services” to its workers who did not comply with Atrium’s COVID-19 vaccine policy, the Charlotte-based hospital system said Wednesday.
December 2, 2021 4:33 PM

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Watauga Split

Watauga County will have different representation after new congressional maps were passed by the North Carolina State House and Senate in early November.
December 2, 2021 4:32 PM

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Innovation District

The recently approved state budget has funding for one of Appalachian State University’s long-range projects, the planned Innovation District.
December 2, 2021 4:30 PM

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Ferry Power

North Carolina’s ferry system has a fleet of 21 vehicle ferries, making it either tied with Washington as the largest state system in the country or the second largest and researchers are now looking at how to more sustainably power those vessels’ near-constant runs.
December 2, 2021 4:29 PM