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emerald ash borer getty image
September 17, 2015, No comments

According to North Carolina’s agriculture commissioner, state workers have found “evidence of emerald ash borers in the central, eastern and western parts of the state, including areas near the borders with Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.”

Coal ash ponds and basins at Duke Energy's Asheville plant. Duke Energy graphic. Click to view full-size image.

State asks to put Duke Energy coal ash cases on hold

August 19, 2015, No comments

The motions drew sharp responses from Duke and environmental advocates who have come to cleanup terms on three of the plants.

Ray Soporowski, mall manager for Concord Mills, puts up a "better than tax-free shopping" sign on the front window of the Dressbarn at Concord Mills this week. The Dressbarn will participate in the upcoming "better than tax-free shopping" event Friday through Sunday. Robert Lahser/Charlotte Observer

NC stores offer deals to counter SC sales tax holiday

August 6, 2015, No comments

South Carolina’s annual sales tax-free weekend starts Friday, but North Carolina retailers are taking extra steps to lure shoppers who might otherwi ...

Former judge Craig Brown attended the Division of Blind Services rehabilitation in 2012 and said he was unimpressed. Rose Hoban/NC Health News

Audit finds blind services lacked oversight, wasted money

July 31, 2015, No comments

The state Division of Services for the Blind spent $29 million over more than a decade with little or no oversight, or evaluation of whether what they ...