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Insurers OK to raise NC dwelling rates 13 percent

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video North Carolina insurance regulators are clearing the largest rate increase in nine years for dwelling policies that cover residential rentals and other properties that are not owner occupied. Full story...
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Election ahead, NC insurance head defers rate rise

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videoTwo weeks before an election deciding whether he keeps his job, North Carolina's insurance commissioner is telling companies they'll have to prove they should get to increase premiums by an average of nearly 18 percent. Full story...
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Deadline for public comments on insurance hike Friday

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videoIf you want to have your say about a proposed hike in homeowners insurance that could cost residents in coastal counties up to 30 percent more, you're running out of time. The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is tomorrow. Full story...
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Insurance company ordered to pay in '09 OIB parasailing deaths

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A time line to complete a $100,000 insurance payment was set Thursday in the case of a 2009 parasailing accident that left two women dead in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Surf City insurance agent charged with embezzlement

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Nell Marie Griffin, 34, of 140 Douglas Drive, Holly Ridge; she is charged with one count of embezzlement by an insurance agent. Full story...
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NC's Blue Cross fights lawsuit over pricing power

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North Carolina's Blue Cross plan and the national Blue Cross licensing organization want a federal court to reject a lawsuit alleging Blues health insurance plans across the country are conspiring to limit competition. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give few details on insurance changes

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A study committee at the Legislature examining North Carolina's automobile insurance system has completed its work with few detailed recommendations, but a panel leader said he wants changes in 2013 that will give more safe drivers lower premiums. Full story...
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New Hanover's improved fire district ratings mean savings for residents

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video If you live within the New Hanover County Fire District, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance on July 1 thanks to the improved fire district ratings. Residents say they are excited about the savings. They think it will be good for the area's growth. Full story...
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WWAY, NHRMC Health Fair offers free screenings, advice

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videoIf you haven't given up on your New Year's resolutions yet, you may be looking for a way to get healthy. There was plenty of advice available today at the annual Taking Control of Your Health Fair hosted by WWAY and New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger victim still waiting on info

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger told Angela Lilly he would have more details this week about his car insurance and how to move forward to fix her car. We spoke with Lilly late this afternoon. She says she has still not heard from Berger or his insurance company. Full story...
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