News out of North Carolina

Dairy Bar reopens Monday: A first look

The iconic Fairview Dairy Bar will open its doors for the first time in eight months on Monday, rising from the ashes of a fire that gutted 62-year-old eating establishment … Continue reading

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WRAL apologizes for poll on Ol’ Roy, dadgummit

Nothing gets the Triangle area more pumped and insanely excited for better or worse like college basketball. WRAL-TV issued this apology after asking a poll question on whether Roy Williams … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

How the Lee GOP is co-opting coal ash opposition

After the revelation that Duke Energy offered $12 million and key concessions to the Lee County Board of Commissioners in the fight over the utility’s plans to dump coal ash at … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

From ash booster to eco-warrior in a few short months: The Jim Womack story

Observers of the coal ash debate in Lee County may have noticed something interesting in recent days as former Lee County Commissioner Jim Womack appears to have lined up alongside … Continue reading

March 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Sanford officials: Charah misrepresented coal ash plans

Some Sanford environmental officials cried foul Tuesday night after discovering public promises made by Charah, Inc. – the company contracted by Duke Energy to dispose of millions of tons of coal … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Air control deregulation passes Senate as fracking becomes law

While state rules regulating fracking take effect today, the state Senate passed a bill yesterday which scuttled state-specific air quality standards for fracking operations in favor of looser federal standards. The bill has … Continue reading

March 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sanford native nominated to UNC Board of Governors

Raleigh businessman Temple Sloan III, whose family name remains prominent in Lee County, was among several of the state Senate’s nominees for the UNC Board of Governors, according to a recent … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

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