A national builder is selling hundreds of just-finished North Carolina homes while keeping the underground mineral rights as interest in drilling for natural gas deposits builds.Read More »
Man at center of landmark DWI case leaves prison
A North Carolina man whose case made history when the state Supreme Court ruled that drunk drivers cannot face first-degree murder charges is being released from prison.
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Protesters take over foreclosed home in Raleigh
Raleigh police arrested seven people last week who protested what they say are unfair economic practices by briefly occupying a home under foreclosure.
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Edwards campaign repays taxpayers $2.1 million
John Edwards’ campaign has repaid more than $2.1 million in public matching funds received after the Democrat dropped out of the 2008 presidential primary amid a sex scandal.
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Power companies spend $19M on lobbying
The merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy could create not just the biggest utility in the U.S., but also the biggest lobbyist in North Carolina.Read More »
GOP’s Vinroot opposes marriage amendment
A former GOP nominee for governor and mayor of Charlotte is one of the highest-profile Republicans opposing North Carolina’s proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.Read More »
Court refuses to revive suit by ex-driver Mayfield
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week refused to reinstate former race car driver Jeremy Mayfield’s lawsuit against NASCAR over his 2009 suspension for failing a random drug test at Richmond International Raceway.Read More »
NC lawyer drafted to make case for delay
The U.S. Supreme Court heard last week from a Washington lawyer with North Carolina roots it picked as the devil’s advocate on the first day of hearings on the health care reform law.
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Attorney general fights Duke Energy rate increase
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is appealing the decision that approved a 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy.Read More »
Yet another lawsuit against Charlotte stadium
For the sixth time, a North Carolina attorney has filed a lawsuit to block a minor-league baseball team from building a new stadium in downtown Charlotte. The Charlotte Observer reported that attorney Jerry Reese’s newest lawsuit alleges Mecklenburg County officials failed to get financial information from the Charlotte Knights to help evaluate whether the team could afford to build a stadium.
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