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NC task force calls for decriminalizing marijuana possession

The North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has adopted recommendations related to marijuana possession in the state, Attorney General Josh Stein announced Wednesday.

Attorney General fights robocalls in the state

“Robocalls are a scourge,” said NC Attorney General Josh Stein. “There’s no other way to put it. They annoy you and me, but they don’t exist to annoy us, they exist to take money from vulnerable people.”

North Carolina AG, chief justice race outcomes likely days away

The outcomes of elections for North Carolina's top lawyer and top judge likely won’t be settled for at least several more days as mail-in ballots trickle in and provisional ballots are counted statewide.

North Carolina AG: Company fined $150K for price gouging PPE

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a company that he had accused of price gouging on personal protective equipment has been fined $150,000.

NC attorney general files suit against DuPont over PFAS pollution

Attorney General Josh Stein has filed a lawsuit against DuPont, Chemours, and related companies to "hold them accountable for the damage their manufacture, use, and disposal of PFAS chemicals have caused to North Carolina’s natural resources."

Board of Elections introduces online ballot tracking tool

The State Board of Elections says that BallotTrax allows voters with valid absentee ballot requests to create an account to view the status of their absentee by-mail request and ballot. This includes confirmation that the county board of elections has received the request, that the ballot has been mailed to the voter and that the completed ballot has been received by the county board of elections.

Trump suggests polling place double-check for mail-in voters

President Donald Trump says people who vote early by mail should show up at polling places and vote again if their ballots haven’t been counted.

North Carolina sues over federal decision on seismic testing

On Wednesday, Attorney General Josh Stein filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Trump Administration for allowing seismic exploration for oil and gas off the North Carolina coast.

AG reaches $100K settlement in Hurricane Florence price-gouging investigation

Attorney General Josh Stein announced a settlement with an Idaho-based water damage restoration company over a price-gouging investigation he launched in 2019 in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

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Deputies identify 19-year-old man killed in Chadbourn shooting

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NHCS: Threatening social media post prompted lockdown at three schools

Anderson Elementary, Murray Middle, and Ashley High schools were placed under a brief lockdown Friday morning.

New Hanover County reports record-high COVID-19 deaths in the past week

New Hanover County Public Health officials reported 37 deaths from COVID-19 over the past week, bringing the total number of county residents who have died from COVID-19 to 250.