RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation’s financial woes may be over, but its headaches live on.

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RALEIGH — Road construction will begin to ramp up again early next year, but contractors say they will suffer in the meantime.

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RALEIGH — N.C. Transportation Secretary James Trogdon is a bad manager and should be replaced, says State Treasurer Dale Folwell.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is running out of gas.

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RALEIGH — While the budget stalemate continues, lawmakers are working to pass pieces of the General Fund budget bill with measures that include pay raises for some state employees.

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Gov. Roy Cooper insists that Medicaid expansion be part of North Carolina’s budget deal for 2019-20. Republican leaders of the legislature disagree. That’s the main reason why state government has been operating at last year’s spending levels since July 1. It’s the main reason the General Assembly is still in session as we approach the month of September.

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County saw the sixth-largest increase across the state in visitor spending for 2018, according to a study announced Thursday.

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Wednesday, 12 June 2019 16:08

COLUMN: Pork isn't the problem

It's that time of year: Citizens Against Government Waste just released its annual "Pig Book," a compendium and analysis of pork barrel spending, aka earmarks, by the U.S. Congress in 2019.

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To the editor:

May 1 is gone, but certainly not forgotten. Now is the time for reaction, reflection, and even criticism — by all interested parties. 

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RALEIGH — Thousands of teachers and other school personnel from around the state, including a few from Richmond County, marched in the state capital Thursday to advocate several causes including an increase in their pay.

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