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No dice: Judge rejects challenge against NC casino plans

A federal judge says the tribe that runs both of North Carolina's casinos is out of luck in its legal challenge against a competitor vying to build a third gambling facility in the state.

NC panel signs off on Duke Energy orders on rates, coal ash

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has signed off on orders involving Duke Energy’s two electric subsidiaries in the state over rate increase requests and how the company will pay to get rid of coal ash stored in the state.

Gov. Cooper visits NC vaccine site, encourages adults to get vaccinated

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen visited a vaccine clinic held by the Dare County Department of Health and Human Services to see more people get their COVID-19 vaccine. 

Jackson atop NC Senate fundraising; Walker coffers also full

North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates have released their first campaign finance reports of the 2022 election cycle.

North Carolina unemployment rate falls to 5.2% in March

North Carolina’s unemployment rate fell for the sixth consecutive month in March.

NC emergency management director set to retire in August

Public Safety Secretary Erik A. Hooks announced on Friday the planned retirement of Michael Sprayberry, executive director of the N.C. Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) and the N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR). 

2 transgender women killed days apart in separate Charlotte hotels

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are urging the community to be on alert after two similar murders involving transgender sex workers just 11 days apart.

VIDEO: In North Carolina, a fish falls onto a trucker’s windshield

A truck was rolling down a highway in North Carolina when its windshield was struck by a fish.

Bill seeks to give more NC tax breaks on COVID-19 loans

The state House is backing legislation that would give additional state tax breaks to businesses that took federal loans to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. But the Senate isn’t yet fully on board with the idea, which comes with a hefty price tag.

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Pandemic good Samaritan faces hefty tax bill for his efforts

Facebook warns that money generated from a fundraiser on the social medial platform may be taxable.

Surf City presented with proposed budget, storm mitigation plan details

The proposed FY 21-22 Town of Surf City budget is balanced and totals $23,306,298 for all operations.

Town of Shallotte could pay more to buy water

A town document estimates that a household or business who uses less than 6000 gallons the user will see their bi-monthly bill jump from $35.98 to $50.14.

Western states prepare for possible 1st water shortage declaration

By November 2022, the agency projects Lake Mead could drop to levels that could threaten the ability to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.