Insurance commissioner rejects industry request to raise homeowner's rates
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:51pm.

video Homeowners in southeastern North Carolina should expect lower insurance rates starting next summer. It comes after North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin rejected the insurance industry's request to raise homeowner's insurance rates by an average of about 25 percent.

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Legislature, Congress maps upheld by NC high court
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:45pm.

The North Carolina Supreme Court has upheld the boundary lines for General Assembly and congressional districts drawn by Republicans three years ago that helped the GOP strengthen its grip on legislative seats.

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McCrory talks after AP report alleges he accepted payout
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:20pm.

videoGov. Pat McCrory is firing back at critics after a news story published statewide raised questions about his ethics.

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NC school board looks at virtual charter schools
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:48pm.

North Carolina's statewide school board could decide next month whether it's time to launch the state's first online charter schools run by companies and depending heavily on parents or other adults to guide students.

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Mom scolds NC brother politicos on live TV
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:24pm.

videoFor North Carolina natives Brad and Dallas Woodhouse, bickering brotherhood is nothing new. But the two brothers, who live on opposite ends of the political spectrum, learned yesterday that they are never too old to be scolded by their mother. Even if it's on live, national TV.

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111th anniversary of flight to be celebrated in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:55am.

The First Flight Society and the National Park Service are marking the 111th anniversary of the first powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright with several events in Kill Devil Hills.

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AP: Carolinas politicians get payouts from lender
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:05pm.

videoAn Associated Press investigation has found that soon after taking office, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina accepted six-figure stock payouts from Tree.com, the corporate parent of the online mortgage broker LendingTree.

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Driver killed when Amtrak train hits van
Submitted by Makenzi Henderson on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 7:49pm.

State transportation officials say a woman was killed when her van was hit by an Amtrak passenger train in Mebane. Multiple media outlets report a spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Transportation said the Piedmont passenger train was traveling west when it hit the van at a railroad crossing around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.

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Nature Conservancy protecting 1,000 acres in Onslow Co.
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 12/16/2014 - 8:56am.

The Nature Conservancy is protecting from development more than 1,000 acres in Onslow County, creating a buffer between Croatan National Forest and Camp Lejeune.

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Police behavior subject of expected NC bill
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:43pm.

Lawmakers and social justice activists say it's time the General Assembly discusses how to improve relations between police and citizens, particularly young black men.

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