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Cooper asks state’s high court to take up COVID bar shutdown case

Gov. Roy Cooper is asking the state Supreme Court to take up a case stemming from his shutdown of bars during the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Appeals Court ruled in April that Cooper had violated bar owners’ rights to the fruits of their labor and equal protection of the laws.

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Risk Tolerance: NCInnovation weighs investment risks for taxpayer-funded endowment

The NCInnovation board of directors met last week to discuss and vote on issues ranging from the selection of a tax and audit accounting firm, to whether or not lobbying expenditures were properly reported on tax forms. They also discussed the search for an investment manager who would oversee the nonprofit’s taxpayer-funded endowment and if...

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Appeals Court rules for NC board in licensing dispute with drone operator

The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling favoring a  North Carolina government board in its licensing dispute with a drone-operating company. Appellate judges agreed that the board did not violate the plaintiffs' constitutional rights.

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NC fishing charters could lose 30% of business under Biden admin whale rule

The North Atlantic Right Whale (NARW) Vessel Strike Reduction Rule, proposed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), would restrict vessels greater than or equal to 35 feet (10.7 m) and less than 65 feet (19.8 m) in length to 10 knots (roughly 11 mph) along much of the Eastern Seaboard during the whales’ migration and calving season, from November to May.

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Wilmington initiative doubles EBT benefits for residents

Grocery dollars don't stretch like they used to. However, for low-income families at the Wilmington Farmers Market, their dollar goes just a bit further thanks to the "Double Bucks" program, which doubles SNAP/EBT benefits for shoppers. The program is paid for through local community fundraising.

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Mother-daughter entrepreneurs are ‘lovin’ it’ in NC

For Amanda Giles, Mother’s Day is unique. It is an opportunity to thank her mom, Deborah Holder, for being her mentor as she runs her own McDonald’s restaurant — just like her mom. Together, they share their knowledge, ideas, and experiences to help each other be the greatest they can be as they grow. Amanda...

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