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Turner Moffitt-featured
September 2, 2014, No comments

For the first time since declaring their candidacies—and possibly the last before election day—candidates for state House District 116 Brian Turner and Rep. Tim Moffitt appeared before an audience Friday morning at a breakfast hosted by the Council of Independent Business Owners.

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Cherokee County evidence investigations revealed as sheriff campaign escalates

August 27, 2014, No comments

Papers filed by Sheriff Keith Lovin and the SBI follow the troubled trail of cash and guns seized by two now-defunct WNC drug task forces. Meanwhile, ...

The North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Angie Newsome/Carolina Public Press

Former legislators rank among North Carolina’s top lobbyists

August 27, 2014, No comments

Eleven former legislators now rank among the most influential lobbyists in the North Carolina General Assembly in the latest rankings released Monday ...

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North Carolina’s coal ash plan: What happened to the ‘deal breaker’?

August 25, 2014, No comments

The 2013-2014 North Carolina General Assembly session ended with the passage of comprehensive coal ash legislation, an achievement — and a legislati ...

  • Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Micah Wilkins/Carolina Public Press
    NC legislators reach compromise on coal ash bill
    August 20, 2014, No comments

    Both chambers put Charlotte-based Duke Energy on track to drain its 33 North Carolina ash ponds within 15 years. But last-minute changes between them derailed the bill on Aug. 1 and appeared unlikely to be resolved until at least November, ...