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Piedmont Natural Gas to seek NC rate hike

Piedmont Natural Gas will ask for a rate hike in North Carolina this spring — its first in the state in six years. The Charlotte-based gas utility will file preliminary notice of its request with th…
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Raleigh City Council formally backs Dorothea Dix plan

The Raleigh City Council has formally backed a master plan that will help transform the Dorothea Dix campus into a 308-acre park south of downtown. The plan is supposed to provide a guiding vision f…
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New economic developer with Durham Chamber talks opportunity, challenges

As Durham tries to lure more job-creating companies, a new recruiter is taking the reins.
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Rehabbed downtown Durham building signs 3D printing tenant

A recently renovated and recognizable building in downtown Durham will soon be home to Formlabs, a company that develops and manufactures 3D printing technology. The Somerville, Massachusetts-based …
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Durham woman to serve 4 years in prison over Medicaid fraud

After operating two mental health businesses in North Carolina that were accused of fraud – and allegedly stealing over $900,000 from Medicaid – a Durham woman will serve nearly four years in prison.…
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Spending gap widens between rich and poor school districts in North Carolina

The disparity between the amount of local money urban school districts in North Carolina spend on students and what their poorer, rural district spends continues to grow, according to a new study rel…
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Residents skeptical of Chemours’ proposed air permit; comment by Feb. 22.

  The public comment period for Chemours’ proposed air permit is Friday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. The documents for the proposed air permit are on the NC Department of Environmental Quality website. Email …
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Canes owner puts $250M into spring football league

The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes is injecting a quarter of a billion dollars into the most recent effort to play professional football in the spring. The Alliance of American Football announced …
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GOP senators file bill reversing decision to shrink Court of Appeals

Almost two years after passing a measure to shrink the state Court of Appeals from 15 judges to 12, Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to reverse their decision. Senators Ralph Hise (R-…
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Feds investigating gas pipeline set to extend into North Carolina

Gastonia-based PSNC Energy, once slated to be a 30% partner in the $500 million MVP Southgate extension, says the investigation did not lead to its December decision to sell its stake in the project.
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Iqvia faces class action lawsuit for nonconsenting fax marketing

A class action lawsuit has been brought against Durham-based Iqvia – for faxing without consent.
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New Orleans QB Brees eyes Raleigh, other NC markets for his restaurant expansion

Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints are probably still fuming over that bad call during the NFC Championship game back in January, but Brees is hoping the launch of his Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar in…
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Day 1 wrap-up: NC experienced congressional election fraud, but not of the Trump variety

The first day of an evidentiary hearing about a full-scale unlawful absentee ballot scheme that benefited 9th Congressional District Republican candidate Mark Harris ended with even more of a bang th…
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Public school advocates to unleash ‘Twitter storm’ in protest of Superintendent Johnson’s private dinner

A group of public schools advocates upset about being uninvited to Superintendent Mark Johnson’s invitation only dinner have new plans for Tuesday. The advocates are planning to unleash a “Twitter St…
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Board of Elections uncovers ‘unlawful’ absentee ballot scheme in 9th congressional district race

A political operative working for Republican U.S. Congressional candidate Mark Harris paid people to help him collect, fill out and turn in absentee ballots in Bladen and Robeson counties leading up …
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