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Aug. 28, 2014 @ 10:40 AM

Dollar General still wants to buy Family Dollar

Dollar General Corp. said it still wants to buy rival Family Dollar, even though its nearly $9 billion offer was rejected by the discount retailer rejected last week.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

NC moves to fine Duke over coal ash pollution

North Carolina environmental officials moved Tuesday to fine Duke Energy over pollution that has been seeping into the groundwater for years from a pair of coal ash dumps at a retired power plant outside Wilmington.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 06:02 PM

NC conservative activist quits $95K health job

A North Carolina anti-abortion activist and tea party organizer is quitting her $95,000-a-year job as a senior Medicaid adviser after a year.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 02:18 PM

Brubaker ranked leading lobbyist at NC legislature

The top leader in the North Carolina House during the mid-1990s is now atop a nonpartisan group's list of the General Assembly's most influential lobbyists.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 01:24 PM

Obama addresses vets in trip laden with politics

Three months after a veterans' health care scandal rocked his administration, President Barack Obama is taking executive action to improve the mental well-being of veterans.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 12:34 PM

Charlotte considers millions on Hornets arena

The city of Charlotte is considering a plan to spend about $30 million to make improvements at Time Warner Cable Area, home of the NBA's Hornets.


Aug. 26, 2014 @ 11:33 AM

Western Carolina University to mark 125 years

Western Carolina University is opening the academic year with a party to celebrate its 125th anniversary.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

Gov. McCrory appoints Bell to NC Court of Appeals

Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed a Charlotte judge to fill the remainder of an unexpired term on the North Carolina Court of Appeals.


Aug. 22, 2014 @ 07:07 AM

Renew driver's license at Apple Festival

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will participate in the celebration of the 68th annual North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville from Friday, August 29 – Sunday, August 31.


Aug. 21, 2014 @ 01:37 PM

Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.