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NC budget, immigration bills finalized as session ends

Jul. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its chief work session for the year on Friday by finalizing proposed state budget adjustments for the new fiscal year, crossing off other must-do legislation but leaving some big policy matters unresolved or thwarted. ...

Person detained in North Carolina jail dies at hospital

Jul. 01, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A person who was being detained in a North Carolina jail has died, authorities said. The Durham County Sheriff’s Office said the unidentified person died after being taken to a local hospital, news outlets reported. The person’s identity will be released...

NC legislature advances budget agreement closer to governor

Jun. 30, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature advanced its proposed state budget adjustments in bipartisan fashion Thursday, each chamber voting separately by comfortable margins for a plan that would spend or salt away billions more without added tax cuts. ...

Frank Daniels, ex-AP chair and newspaper publisher, dies

Jun. 30, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Associated Press board chair Frank A. Daniels Jr., who shepherded The News & Observer of Raleigh through an era of political and economic transformation in the New South, died Thursday at age 90. Daniels, whose family owned the North Carolina...

NC GOP unveils budget; House backs Medicaid expansion path

Jun. 28, 2022 20:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders on Tuesday unveiled state budget adjustments for the coming year, proposing to spend or set aside billions in expected extra tax collections to raise worker pay, recruit companies, build more infrastructure and combat inflation. ...

Raleigh orders halt to hyperbaric wellness treatments

Jun. 25, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Raleigh Fire Department has ordered a wellness company to stop offering an oxygen-rich hyperbaric therapy treatment because of the fire risk. Officials with Restore Hyper Wellness tell the Raleigh News and Observer they are working with city and state fire...

Report: NC hospitals that got COVID-19 relief reaped profits

Jun. 22, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s seven largest hospital systems reaped sizeable financial benefits last year, even as they received billions of dollars in federal assistance during the pandemic, according to a report released Wednesday from the State Treasurer’s Office. ...

NC sports gambling advances in House as session winds down

Jun. 21, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina pressed forward Tuesday in the state House, nearly a year after a measure that would make such betting lawful cleared the Senate. A divided House judiciary committee voted for...

NC appeals court won't strike down medical certificate law

Jun. 21, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court on Tuesday rejected a request by an eastern North Carolina eye doctor to strike down a state law that requires regulators to agree new operating rooms are needed in his region before they could be built. A three-judge panel of the...

James Beard Awards recognize NC chefs, restaurants

Jun. 18, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N. C. (AP) — Starting with a small fried fish shack in Durham, chef Ricky Moore is on top of the culinary world. Moore is North Carolina’s latest James Beard award winner, bringing home Best Chef: Southeast for his Saltbox Seafood Joint. Known as the...