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Audit: NCDOT spent less than planned, but risks remain

North Carolina’s Department of Transportation spent less than predicted in the second half of 2020, a state performance audit showed. But the report’s authors said the agency hadn’t carried out key recommendations from an audit last year that found several hundred million dollars in overspending.

Audit: Hurdles slowed COVID-19 grants to poor families in NC

A North Carolina state audit says the details and timing of a coronavirus relief grant program created last year by the General Assembly made it more difficult for low-income families to obtain payments.

Audit: NC Medicaid failed to confirm provider qualifications

North Carolina's state auditor says the state's Medicaid agency fell short on ensuring doctors and other medical providers met licensing and ownership qualifications to serve patients in the program.

NC audit questions monitoring of virus funds for education

State Auditor Beth Wood's office says North Carolina’s education department has failed to monitor sufficiently whether over $140 million in federal coronavirus relief money was used properly or met its intended purposes.

Audit: NCDOT didn’t follow law, overspent on pay raises

A state audit has decided the North Carolina Department of Transportation misinterpreted a 2018 state law on employee salaries, leading to $39 million in overspending for worker raises.

NC state audit: Virtual Public School courses need work

A North Carolina state audit says some classes offered through North Carolina’s online public school portal aren’t meeting required content and design standards.

Audit questions ag department hotel expenses during NC fair

North Carolina government budget rules were broken when taxpayer funds paid for Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler and two of his top lieutenants to stay in Raleigh-area hotels during the annual State Fair, a state audit declared on Wednesday.

Audit finds problems managing NC alcohol warehouse contract

An audit has found North Carolina's state-run wholesale and retail liquor distribution agency poorly managed its outside warehouse contract, leading to $11 million in additional costs covering over a decade.

Stuber concedes in NC auditor’s race

The Republican challenging North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood has conceded that she won the job for another four years, as a nearly completed statewide recount shows the Democratic incumbent keeping a small lead.

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Sunset Beach councilwoman resigns during meeting over ‘lack of transparency’ and ‘skewed ethics’

Sunset Beach Town Councilwoman Jan Harris dramatically announced her resignation from the council Tuesday morning effective immediately.

Video captures dozens of sharks feeding below Surf City pier

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NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher adding new otters to exhibit

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher will soon expand its otter exhibit.