North Carolina

Nine new charter schools have been approved by the State Board of Education.

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning residents about identity thieves who are filing tax returns in order to claim another person’s refund. 

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Even though the North Carolina Governor’s School program was cut from the state budget, alumni and other partners have banded together to raise more than $700,000.

 

While the cost of college tuition continues to rise, South Brunswick High School has launched a pilot program for the state’s Career and College Promise initiative to help high school students earn college credit early.

North Carolina’s ports saw increased shipment volumes last year. WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that container movements were up 11 percent over 2010 and general breakbulk cargo amounts increased by 8 percent.

Now that Wilmington and a handful of other cities have filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of North Carolina’s new petition process for annexation, WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports that the issue will begin to unfold in a Wake County courtroom on Monday.

 

After pioneering the switch from analog to digital television, New Hanover County is once again being used as a launch pad for testing the newest information technology. 

Governor Bev Perdue has received a disaster declaration for 35 North Carolina counties from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The head of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, CEO Thomas Eagar, is no longer serving in the post he's held since 2004. 

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The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources released a new report Friday detailing the state’s environmental quality and upcoming challenges. 

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