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Medic transported a patient with serious injuries to Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center on Friday night after a train struck a person near the N.C. Music Factory off North Graham Street.
People renewing health insurance bought on the Affordable Care Act exchange are seeing higher rate increases in Charlotte and North Carolina than most places across the country, a flurry of national analyses show.
A second child has died from complications of the flu in North Carolina, the state Health and Human Services Department announced Friday.

Letters from House speaker candidates to their Republican colleagues paint a picture of a contentious race for the chamber’s top job.

A complaint has been filed with state elections officials against Mecklenburg County commissioners Chair Trevor Fuller, accusing him of filing incomplete, misleading, and sometimes late and inaccurate reporting of his campaign finances that go back to 2012.

North Carolina’s state auditor on Thursday terminated a contract with Jonathan Gruber, the MIT economics professor and health-care expert whose comments on the Affordable Care Act have generated fury among conservatives.

A new letter from the commission that accredits UNC-Chapel Hill cites 18 standards, such as academic integrity and control of athletics, that need further examination.

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Motorists traveling on Interstate 77 may have noticed a change to the skyline over Carowinds this week. Workers are using giant cranes to hoist track pieces and supports into place as construction continues on the park’s newest coaster, Fury 325.

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