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UPDATE: H2Go explains future water plant project

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video H2Go is in the process of expanding the company by building a water plant in the northern portion of Brunswick county, but the location of the development has created some controversy. Full story...
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Two more area RadioShack locations slated to close

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Two more area RadioShack locations are slated to close after the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week. Full story...
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Government taking comments on Carolinas wind energy proposal

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The federal government holds hearings this week to get public comment on plans to lease hundreds of thousands of acres off the coast of the Carolinas for wind energy development. Full story...
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Golden LEAF holds $50M to support auto manufacturing plant

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The board of directors of the Golden LEAF Foundation says it's reserved $50 million to provide support for the location of an automobile manufacturing facility in North Carolina. Full story...
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Early-session spending bill approved by NC Senate

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The state Senate supports making spending changes to help a panel reviewing public school academic standards do its work and so a rule-making body can defend itself in a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. The chamber voted Wednesday in favor of a bill that locates $275,000 to operate the committee recommending changes by the end of the year to Common Core. The vote was 38-11. Full story...
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McCrory wants lawmakers to borrow, raise teacher base pay

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let the state borrow roughly $2.5 billion for transportation and government infrastructure and to fulfill their promise to raise base teacher pay to $35,000 this fall. McCrory's office released goals Wednesday night as he delivered his second State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Full story...
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RadioShack store closes in Wilmington

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videoThe Cape Fear has one less RadioShack location. Full story...
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North Carolina parks set attendance record

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North Carolina's state parks set an attendance record last year. The state Division of Parks and Recreation says attendance at its parks increased 10 percent last year from 2013. The agency said parks attracted 15.6 million visitors in 2014. Full story...
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Audit: Failed NC charter school mismanaged taxpayer funds

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North Carolina's state auditor says a failed Kinston charter school got nearly $700,000 in taxpayer funds in 2013 despite years of financial mismanagement and inflated expected student enrollment to get more than it was due. State auditors said Wednesday they looked into the finances of Kinston Charter Academy after it closed in September 2013. Full story...
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BB&T apologizes for problem that emptied customer accounts

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BB&T Corp. is apologizing for a processing problem that caused some customer accounts to show incorrect balances or zero funds The Winston-Salem-based bank posted an apology on its Facebook page Wednesday, adding that it fixed the problem, corrected account balances and refunded overdraft fees. Full story...
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