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Battleship gets $400,000 grant to address flooding problem

The Clean Water Management Trust Fund has awarded Battleship North Carolina a grant of up to $400,000 to address flooding using nature-based infrastructure.

Republicans running out of time to OK NC budget on schedule

North Carolina Republicans leading the General Assembly aren't waiting much longer to pass a state budget, even without Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's blessing.

Sweltering heat sends 18 Fort Bragg soldiers to hospital

Rehearsing for a ceremony in high humidity and temperatures up to 95 degrees sent 18 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to the hospital.

Repeal of tuition surcharge at UNC schools heads to governor

The General Assembly has decided that University of North Carolina system students shouldn't be subject to penalties that could cost them thousands of extra dollars to get their degrees.

North Carolina Senate panel OKs bill for voter ID denial fix

Altered rules on how North Carolina student and employee identification cards must be authenticated before they qualify as voter identification required for next year's elections are advancing through the state legislature.

North Carolina’s Earth Day: Invasive species out, clean power in

Environmentalists are honoring Mother Earth and discussing the work ahead to protect it.

New Hanover County to consolidate Public Health and Social Services agencies

At Monday’s meeting, New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to consolidate the county’s Public Health and Social Services departments into one human services agency.

Proposed bill would make it illegal in NC to use cellphone while driving

A new bill proposed in the House would make it illegal in North Carolina to use hand-held communication devices, such as cellphones, behind the wheel while driving.

Proposed bill would require bikes driven on NC roads to be registered

If approved by the General Assembly, the bill would require cyclists 16 and older to register their bikes and pay an annual fee of $10 for each bike used on public streets and highways.

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