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Gov. Roy Cooper talks COVID-19 response, future of healthcare in State of the State address

On Monday, Governor Roy Cooper delivered his State of the State address, covering a number of topics.

Cooper seeks big debt package, pay hikes, Medicaid expansion

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper is proposing a spending and borrowing spree that he says is critical to fulfilling education, health care and infrastructure demands evident before the pandemic but have been exacerbated since.

Financial incentive for more Medicaid in NC draws mixed reaction

The new federal COVID-19 relief law would give North Carolina and other states that haven’t accepted expanded coverage more money to cover traditional Medicaid patients for two years if they sign up.

NC panel backs ‘guiding principles’ on health improvements

North Carolina medical, business and nonprofit leaders and state legislators assembled by Gov. Roy Cooper have gotten behind several aspirational goals to improve health care coverage.

Trump makes late-term bid to lower prescription drug costs

President Donald Trump's administration is trying to close out major unfinished business on lowering prescription drug costs.

Wilmington Pharmacy steps in to make hand sanitizer

It's been business as usual for the Medical Center Specialty Pharmacy in Wilmington, but with the rapid spread of Covid-19 they have created another formula to help fill a void the entire nation is dealing with. 

NC small biz insurance strategy nearing legislative finish line

A method designed to help North Carolina small businesses offer more affordable health insurance is one vote away from final legislative approval.

Veterans Affairs Secretary tours Wilmington clinic, talks vet suicide prevention

Secretary Robert Wilkie is touring VA clinics in Wilmington as well as Butner this week. Wilkie's visit was meant to inspect the facility damaged after Hurricane Florence.

Gov. Cooper visits Brunswick County to discuss ‘rural heath care crisis’

Governor Roy Cooper says there is a rural health care crisis right now.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.