North Carolina

Vaping
1:14 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Drawing a Profit from E-Cigs

N.C. House members have tentatively passed a measure to tax the nicotine liquid used in all e-cigarettes. The tax would be 5 cents-per-milliliter of nicotine. It’s part of the state’s Omnibus Tax Law Change Bill.
Kathryn Mobley 88.5 WFDD

The look and sound of a person getting their nicotine fix is changing. Now North Carolina legislators want to profit from the buzz.

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Transportation
5:22 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Written tests now required of fewer NC drivers

Gov. Pat McCrory says his administration is making it easier for citizens with out-of-state or recently expired North Carolina driver's licenses to get a new permit.

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Dan River Coal Ash
11:41 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Duke Energy Prepares to Clean Dan River

On February 12, 2014, Duke Energy crewmen vacuum small area of toxic coal ash sludge from the Dan River.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy says it's ready to manage and dismantle its coal ash basins.

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NC Roads
6:01 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

North Carolina Motorists Bear the Cost of Deficient Roadways

An anticipated drop in federal funding will force North Carolina and other states to delay and postpone some road and bridge repair projects.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / 88.5 WFDD

North Carolina's deteriorating road system is costing drivers billions of dollars.

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Immigration
4:01 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Immigration Reform Focus of Upcoming Event in Greensboro

North Carolina has almost 400,000 undocumented immigrants. Some agricultural and other businesses in the state rely on immigrant labor for jobs they say are hard to fill.

Numerous groups across North Carolina continue to push for federal immigration reform. Now they want residents to get involved in the discussion.

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