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City may offer down payment help to its employees

Down payment assistance for first-time homebuyers could be coming to Fayetteville city employees soon. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to have officials look into expanding its existing Good Neighbor Homebuyer Loan Program to include all eligible city employees.

US Supreme Court lets NC redistricting stand

North Carolinians know, finally, what political maps they will use to elect representatives to the U.S. House in 2022.  On Monday evening, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a …

New city seal delayed in Fayetteville

A newly redesigned city seal won’t be official quite yet. The City Council unanimously voted Monday to delay documenting a description of the new design in favor of …

Cumberland renews COVID-19 isolated shelter program

Eligible Cumberland County residents at risk of spreading COVID-19 will be provided isolated shelter for the foreseeable future. The county Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the renewal of the N.C. Non-Congregate Sheltering program on Feb. 21.

Crypto miner power draw raises environmental concerns

A new crypto mining facility in Fayetteville will be among the city’s top 10 power consumers when it starts operations in August. California-based Plan C Crypto will operate an old …

UPDATED: NC Supreme Court denies appeals from all sides on redistricting

Within hours of a three-judge Superior Court panel’s decision in North Carolina’s redistricting lawsuit, all four parties involved filed appeals spanning hundreds of pages to the state Supreme Court.  Then, at 10 p.m. Wednesday, the state Supreme Court denied every appeal. Candidate filing was set to open at 8 a.m. Thursday. 

The state Department of Labor announced Tuesday that it is fining Mountaire Farms in Lumber Bridge $21,000 for failing to provide employees effective information and training on hazardous chemicals and for failing to make them wear eye or face protection.

Federal bill would boost sexual assault nurse training

Many hospitals across the state do not have a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner on staff, Carolina Public Press’ investigation “Finding Nurses” revealed last year, but a North Carolina congresswoman is backing bipartisan legislation that could help change that. 

What’s next for N.C. redistricting?

After a two-week sprint, the state Supreme Court’s deadline looms for North Carolina’s General Assembly to submit revised political maps after justices ruled the prior maps to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders favoring Republicans. 

As drug overdoses increase, North Carolina medical providers and community workers await long-expected settlement funds as part of landmark litigation by states’ attorneys general against …

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