Arson was the cause of a blaze that burned nearly 2 million creosote-treated railroad ties last month in Dudley, a fire that smoldered for nearly a week and spewed plumes of purple smoke several stories high.
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We Can’t Drive Our Way Out of Climate Change
A half dozen modular homes are crammed in the elbow of the offramp from I-785 to US 70 on the fringes of Greensboro.
Opinion | The 2023 Legislative Session: Out of the Starting Gate — Sideways
We weren’t expecting it to be pretty – “it” being the launch of the N.C. General Assembly’s new session, with freshly emboldened conservatives eager to flex their muscles.
Reaping What Anti-Government Policies Have Sown: North Carolina’s Chronic Public Employee Shortage Wasn’t an Accident
The much-faster-than-expected economic recovery that’s followed the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic has produced several encouraging developments in the United States: low unemployment, rising wages, strong corporate profits, flattened or even falling poverty rates – just to name a few.
In Lawsuit Against the EPA, North Carolina Environmental, Public Health Groups Get Their Day in Court Over PFAS Dispute
The plaintiffs in this case against the EPA are Cape Fear River Watch, Clean Cape Fear, ToxicFree NC and the Center for Environmental Health.
NC House Gives Final Approval to its Medicaid Expansion Bill
The state House made quick work of its proposal to expand Medicaid to more low-income adults, moving the bill through committees, floor votes, and out to the state Senate in three days.
Opinion | UNC Chapel Hill Trustees Misfire with Rushed and Ill-Conceived Plan to Launch Conservative School
Two weeks ago, the UNC Board of Trustees arrived in Chapel Hill hellbent on launching yet another salvo in the campus Culture Wars.
Hours After Michigan Shooting, North Carolina Republicans Advance Bills to Loosen State Gun Laws
GOP lawmakers have passed similar legislation expanding gun access in past legislative sessions. This time, they might have the votes to override the governor’s veto.
Durham City Council Rejects Huge Housing Development Proposal in Falls Lake Watershed
The contentious Kemp Road project – 655 single-family houses and townhomes on 280 acres in the environmentally fragile Falls Lake watershed – is dead, at least temporarily.
Child Vaccination Rates, Already Down Because of COVID, Fall Again
Child vaccination rates dipped into dangerous territory during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, when schools were shuttered, and most doctors were only seeing emergency patients.