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NC medical marijuana bill approved by another Senate panel

Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina has advanced through another state Senate panel.

Bill changing NC high school sports oversight OK’d by panel

Legislation that would end the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s century-long role overseeing state interscholastic sports has cleared a Senate committee.

Medical marijuana clears first hurdle in North Carolina Senate

A proposed medical marijuana law for North Carolina has cleared its first significant legislative hurdle.

New Hanover County politicos react to blocked election reform bill

A national election reform bill blocked on the Senate floor has local Democrats and Republicans reacting and debating its true intentions.

NC medical marijuana legalization gets hearing in Senate

A bipartisan effort to legalize marijuana for medical use in North Carolina has received a legislative committee hearing.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

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

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

North Carolina Senate Republicans have unveiled a two-year state budget proposal that sticks to earlier spending limits even with recent news of a massive revenue windfall.

New Hanover Co. Commission Chair strikes pay increase resolution from agenda

New Hanover County Commission Chair Julia Olson-Boseman is requesting two other county commissioners forego the increased payments in the upcoming fiscal year.

Biden signs bill making Juneteenth, marking the end of slavery, a federal holiday

President Joe Biden signed a bill Thursday afternoon making Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.

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UNCW men’s and women’s soccer schedules released

Both teams' schedules have been released as of Thursday.

Habitual felon sentenced to up to 4.5 years in prison

Evidence was presented by the State that Jones had committed a similar breaking and entering into a storage building in January of 2018 on Virginia Avenue.

Dept. of Insurance fines Humana $630,000

Humana has accepted the voluntary settlement agreement without admitting any liability or violation of any federal or state laws, regulations or rules.

Interior Department announces next steps for proposed offshore wind energy project

This project, if approved, would be the first to operate off North Carolina's shore and has the potential to provide considerable economic benefits to the region during construction and throughout the project's lifetime.