The chamber voted 115-4 on Monday night for the online posting mandate when local and state governments alert the public to proposed zoning and annexation changes, public hearing dates and other actions. 07:19 AM
The state House and Senate reached a compromised plan on how to reduce the tax rate, while at the same time stabilizing the revenue coming into North Carolina.
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North Carolina is currently one of two states that automatically prosecutes 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds as adults. The proposal would change that so when it comes to misdemeanor offenses, the offenders would be handled in the juvenile system.
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GE Hitachi Opens One-of-a-Kind Nuclear Reactor Training Facility on Coast
On Monday, leaders with GE Hitachi in Wilmington showed off their newly-built reactor replica to U.S. Congressman David Rouzer, a representative from the office of U.S. Sen. Richard Burr and the media. 03/30/2015 04:29 PM
Both Lanes of Wilmington's 3rd Street to Close for Construction Project
Beginning on April 13, both lanes of 3rd Street in downtown Wilmington will be closed for almost a year, as a bridge construction project begins. 03/30/2015 06:04 PM
Locally Born Pepsi Now Second Most Popular Soft Drink
Pepsi, now a worldwide brand, got its start in New Bern. Now, it just bumped up to the second most popular soft drink in the U.S., beating Diet Coke, according to the Beverage Digest's Annual Industry report. It now trails only Coca-Cola. 03/30/2015 07:44 AM
NC NAACP Rally to Support Confirmation of Lynch for US Attorney General
The state NAACP staged rallies in Wilmington, Raleigh and Charlotte in support of confirmation of Loretta Lynch as the next US attorney general. 03/30/2015 08:29 PM
Wilmington Police Investigating Weekend Robberies
Wilmington police say two attempted robberies and a robbery that happened on Sunday night may be connected. 03/30/2015 02:37 PM
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A proposed law in the North Carolina legislature is picking up national attention after being called out by Apple CEO Tim Cook for potentially fueling discrimination against LGBT community members. 03/30/2015 04:53 PM
More Than 100 Roosters Saved From Cockfighting in Need of Homes
Animal rescuers are asking for the public's help finding homes for more than 100 roosters. In all, 117 roosters, along with 11 dogs and a duck, were saved during a cockfighting ring bust in Marlboro County, S.C., on Saturday night. 03/30/2015 07:40 AM
Duke Energy Executive Compensation Cut Over Coal Ash Spill
An annual statement released ahead of the company's May shareholder meeting says CEO Lynn Good's $8.3 million compensation in 2014 was cut by close to $600,000. The top financial officer and three other executives saw similar reductions in compensation tied to annual performance. 03/30/2015 08:18 AM
Duke Back in Final Four After 66-52 Win Over Gonzaga
A special group of freshmen is taking Duke and Coach K back to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils and their trio of freshmen starters are going to their 16th Final Four, a record-matching 12th for coach Mike Krzyzewski, after a 66-52 win Sunday in the South Regional over Gonzaga. 03/30/2015 06:54 AM
Could Colder Temperatures Affect NC Azalea Festival?
"Southern Charm in Full Bloom” is the slogan for the North Carolina Azalea Festival, but will the recent snap of cold weather delay the azaleas from being in full bloom by the start of the festival? The chilly weather has not stopped gardener Steve Skavroneck from spending extra time tending to his flowers. 03/29/2015 05:35 PM