After years of construction mishaps, state officials have fired the contractor hired to build a new psychiatric hospital in the western part of North Carolina. The project is years behind schedule; the bonding insurer will now take over.
Voting hours could not be extended in a precinct where there was equipment malfunction or other problem unless every other precinct in the state stayed open just as long, under a bill approved in the Senate on Wednesday.
The House voted for legislation that would create a joint legislative study committee to look into whether legislation should be introduced to allow for the breakup of previously merged North Carolina school systems.
City councils and county commissions would be able to publish legally required notices, such as contract bids and foreclosures, on their own websites rather than in newspapers, under a bill approved in the state Senate on Tuesday.
The NC Department of Health and Human Services is asking for more ideas on improving health as it moves the Medicaid health insurance program to private management. The 30-day comment period starts today.
Of 9 who filed to fill the post, the list has been trimmed by 14th Judicial District Bar voters from Durham to Amanda Maris, N.C. Sen. Floyd McKissick Jr., Christy Hamilton Malott, William ‘Drew’ Marsh and Kendra Montgomery-Blinn.
The House Education Committee backed House Bill 704, which would create a joint legislative study committee to look into whether legislation should be introduced to allow for the breakup of previously merged school systems.
Senate leaders announced a deal Monday that would delay by a year deep elementary school class-size reductions that school districts said would have led to potential teacher layoffs and cuts in art, music and physical education classes in North Carolina.
The Senate Education Committee will consider Monday night a bill that school districts say is needed to prevent thousands of potential teacher layoffs and cuts in art, music and physical education classes in North Carolina elementary schools.
House Bill 13, which school officials say would allow them to save arts and PE classes, was referred Friday from the Senate Rules Committee to the Senate Education Committee two days after several hundred people rallied on the Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh to demand passage of the legislation.
Duke Children's Hospital held its first prom on Sat., April 22, 2017, for current and former patients age 12 and up. More than 100 patients and their guests danced, ate, posed in a photo booth and even smeared whipped-cream pies on Duke staff as part of the fun.
Shawn RoccoDuke Medicine News
Prom time at Duke Children's Hospital
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