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Treasurer: Towns need oversight from regulators in audits

Some financially strapped small and rural local governments across North Carolina are struggling to file on-time audits with the state, and that has prompted State Treasurer Dale Folwell to call on regulators to take a more active role in addressing the issue before serious problems like careless spending or even embezzlement occur.

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Appeals Court rejects Raleigh’s plea to review development fee dispute

The N.C. Court of Appeals has denied Raleigh’s request to take up a dispute involving city water and sewer fees. At stake are millions of dollars in fees charged from 2016 to 2018. The state’s second-highest court issued an order without comment Wednesday. The denial of Raleigh’s requested review means the lawsuit can proceed in Superior Court.

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Wilmington council member heads to Capitol Hill to share inflation concerns

A member of the Wilmington City Council highlighted his city government’s inflation challenges during an appearance Thursday on Capitol Hill. Luke Waddell took part in a roundtable discussion led by Republican members of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

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Greenville red-light camera complaint rejected by N.C. Supreme Court

The N.C. Supreme Court will not take up a lawsuit that claimed Greenville’s red-light camera program was based on an unconstitutional local law dealing with health. The state’s highest court dismissed the appeal without comment this week.

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