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Bill to address ride-sharing user safety passes NC committee

Spurred by the slaying of a college student in neighboring South Carolina, lawmakers in North Carolina are working on new rules for ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to make users feel safer and know when drivers are legitimate.

NC revenue surplus lowered slightly, still largest in years

Much of the surge in North Carolina income tax collections this spring can't be counted on to repeat in 2020 and 2021, state government economists said Tuesday. That could limit options on further spending or tax breaks in the upcoming two-year budget.

Lack of support threatens Fort Fisher Aquarium expansion

A proposed bill to fund the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is under discussion, but still has to swim upstream before it is approved for the budget.

North Carolina ‘born-alive’ abortion bill wins final passage

North Carolina's legislature gave final passage Tuesday to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion or face big penalties, a measure opponents deemed legally unnecessary and a threat to abortion providers.

North Carolina House moving quickly on retooled ID standards

The North Carolina House is moving quickly on retooling recently developed rules to determine which student or employee identification cards are reliable for use as voter IDs starting next year.

Pitching a “bold future,” Cooper unveils 2-year budget offer

Cooper unveiled a two-year spending plan on Wednesday in which state government would spend 5.4 percent more next year compared to this year.

Cooper seeks $3.9B bond package, 9 percent teacher raises

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's two-year budget would seek to borrow twice as much as state House Republicans are proposing in their respective proposed construction bond referendums.

Slight car inspection fee increase narrowly passes committee

A legislative committee has narrowly supported a slight uptick in the annual motor vehicle inspection fee in most North Carolina counties.

How proposed NC legislation aims to make schools a safer place

Two new bills in the General Assembly aim to make every North Carolina school safer.

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New Hanover County health expert gives guidance on Halloween celebrations

On Tuesday the CDC released guidance on Halloween during COVID-19, discouraging families from trick-or-treating. Now a local health expert is weighing in.

Mother thankful for man who saved her 6-year-old son at Kure Beach

A day trip to Kure Beach nearly turned into a tragedy for one North Carolina family, but thanks to the quick actions of a good samaritan that wasn't the case. 

National Hispanic Heritage month and the Coronavirus

Every September 15-October 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, a time set aside to commemorate the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Latinx people. But this year, the Latinx community has had to adapt.

Judge hears lawsuit attempting to delay NHRMC sale

A judge is hearing the Save Our Hospital's request for a restraining order to delay the sale/partnership of NHRMC.