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NC bill could require districts to offer summer school for struggling students

Students struggling with school this year could find themselves learning over the summer.

GOP leaders: NC legislature watchdog agency to be shuttered

Republican leaders at the General Assembly say the North Carolina legislature's state government watchdog agency will soon be shuttered.

Proposed bill to reopen NC schools won’t use education funding as leverage for now

Senator Deanna Ballard (R-Watauga), a co-chair of the Senate Education Committee, said negotiations are ongoing with several stakeholders, including the Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Lawmakers returning to Raleigh for first day of NC legislative session

The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to Raleigh two weeks after meeting briefly to elect chamber leaders.

Justices side with NC lawmakers in grant challenge by Cooper

The North Carolina Supreme Court has ruled the legislature can decide the details on how federal block grants are spent, even when they run counter to a governor’s wishes.

Bipartisan health care panel is Cooper’s pitch for consensus

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is unveiling a bipartisan commission he hopes will plow aside past acrimony with the Republican-controlled General Assembly and improve health care access through legislation next year.

Criminal record, sentence changes among new North Carolina laws

New laws are taking effect in North Carolina to help more people convicted of lower-level crimes and nonviolent drug trafficking get their records cleared or punishments eased.

WPD looking to hire more civilian crash investigators

The Wilmington Police Department is hiring four additional Civilian Crash Investigators — a non-sworn position assigned to traffic control, stalled vehicles, and crashes that do not result in serious injury.

A million-plus North Carolina parents to receive $335 check

More than a million parents in North Carolina are receiving a $335 check from the state government to help offset costs during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brunswick County announces two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Brunswick County is having two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday at Town Creek in Winnabow and at Smithville Park in Southport.

More bills seek to increase attendance at NC school events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows.

Davis, Olsen signing 1-day contracts to retire as Panthers

Linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen are signing one-day contracts to retire as members of the Carolina Panthers.

Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body found in a creek off of Burney Road near White Oak on Wednesday afternoon.