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Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday he’ll ask legislators for statutory authority over coal ash disposal when the General Assembly convenes next month.
Gasoline prices have climbed 36 cents a gallon in the Carolinas since late December.
Randy Alan Carpenter had been convicted of making false statements on his tax returns, according to the government.

Lincoln County authorities are warning the public about a telephone-based scam that cost one county resident money in recent days.

Bonds on May 6 ballot would improve backed-up intersections while building sidewalks and trails and expanding parks

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have named Gina Thompson as the department’s Telecommunicator of the Year.

Teams from N.C. State University and Colorado State University predict average to below-average hurricane activity in 2014.

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