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News Across North Carolina for March 11, 2015

Yes, it’s kinda warm out. It’s also kinda rainy. So we’ve skipped over March and now we have April and May together! Yay! I jest. Here’s your news for today: (and don’t forget the reader’s survey).

News Across North Carolina for March 11, 2015

There’s more coal ash related pollution in the state, near Wilmington, and Duke Energy will owe $25 million more in fines to the state.

Bills have been filed in both chambers of the General Assembly to better regulate homeowners insurance rates, especially those in coastal counties.

The tractor-trailer that was hit by the Amtrak train on Monday was also too big for interstate highways.

Add the Rockingham County School Board to the ranks of governmental bodies trying to shrink themselves. The measure is coming from actual members of the board though. Meanwhile the Greensboro City Council redistricting bill is now in the State Senate.

A bill has been introduced in the State Senate to stop housing 16 and 17 year-olds in adult jails. A bill was also introduced in the State House to ban racial profiling and allow Fayetteville to create an independent citizen

The State DOT is seeking public comment on its recently released transportation plan.

Last year’s US Golf Opens in Pinehurst generated $150 million.

This Asheville monument will be fixed and tourist attraction is still hanging around.

The State Attorney General has written a letter to the Charlotte Ritz-Carlton hotel that added a surcharge to services during last week’s CIAA Tournament.

Davidson’s town manager will retire.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will consider single-gender schools.

This State Senate bill would keep some contracts at state ports private.

Thirty Durham businesses have identified with a campaign to pay living wages for workers.

And finally, if this bill passes, then country stores and a few other not quite restaurants will be able to set up indoor tables and chairs.

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