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Federal regulators have threatened to terminate Medicare funding for a psychiatric hospital in eastern North Carolina after a series of visits to the facility, which started with a complaint alleging mistreatment and sexual assault of an 11-year-old patient. 

Before Europeans came to North Carolina, the Skarure Woccon tribe (Cape Fear Indians) sustained themselves by hunting, fishing and harvesting herbs and other plants in the lower Cape Fear River Basin.  More popularly known as Tuscarora Indians, many tribal members continue to live spread across land, including Bladen, Columbus and Pender counties, where they still follow cultural traditions. Some tribal members fish in the Cape Fear River, hunt on adjacent land, and harvest wild plants for food, healing and rituals.  However, a chemical commercially known as GenX in the river may force members of the tribe to reconsider long-held cultural practices to protect their health.

Her health insurer delayed her MRI – as the cancer spread

Kathleen Valentini was 47 when she first noticed a nagging pain in her hip. The Waxhaw mom tried physical therapy, but her pain just got worse. Her doctor ordered an MRI to find out what was going on, according to court documents and Kathleen’s husband, Val Valentini. 

A Fayetteville city councilwoman has been named to the state's top advisory panel on criminal justice. Councilwoman Courtney Banks-McLaughlin was appointed to the Governor’s Crime Commission by Gov. Roy Cooper on April 6, according to a release from the City of Fayetteville. 

Bill offers expanded rights, better access to information for those under guardianship

People under guardianship in NC would have more rights and information, under proposed revamp of statutes Laws on guardianship in North Carolina have remained unchanged for decades, and advocates …

There’s a scene in the classic comedy film "Blazing Saddles" when the town pastor is begging town folk not to take rash action against the newly appointed and highly unpopular sheriff.

Bill gives UNC Health free rein to consolidate without antitrust concerns

Big changes could be ahead for the UNC Health system if a bill approved Monday by the state Senate wins support in the House.

What is Blue Cross Blue Shield NC up to?

After a  high-profile contract loss this winter, nonprofit health insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield NC is asking lawmakers for a serious and potentially far-reaching change to state regulations so that it can behave more like national for-profit competitors. 

Everyone here knew the data: Black women are three times more likely to die in connection with childbirth than white women.  And they knew the cause: hard-to-solve social and structural problems in health care. Their goal: Get to the source of the problem to help save the lives of Black mothers and their babies.

The U.S. 701 bridge over the Cape Fear River in Elizabethtown was closed Saturday night for emergency repairs, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Cherryville leaders delay lithium company’s zoning proposal

Gaston County residents will have to wait until May to voice their opinion about whether the city of Cherryville should relinquish zoning jurisdiction for five parcels to support Piedmont Lithium’s mining initiative.

RALEIGH – After reporting record-breaking ridership in 2022, the state’s intercity passenger rail service achieved record ridership for the first quarter of 2023, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Bill makes it easier to call for help when there’s an overdose

At least 4,243 people in North Carolina died from overdoses in 2022. Mary O’Donnell knows the pain of having a loved one die in such a situation. She’s been fighting for years to get overdose numbers down.

Lawmakers debate changes to rules for young drivers

A bill in the General Assembly would shorten to nine months the amount of time a teen driver must hold a learner's permit.

Atrium, Novant, other hospital systems get millions in property tax breaks

An analysis reveals that the two hospitals now own properties assessed at more than $2.4 billion — but which is tax-exempt — in Mecklenburg County alone.

Food waste composting gains traction in North Carolina

A  pilot program in Cary diverts food waste from the landfill to create compost used at a local farm.

Charter schools get larger share in second round of state grant for period hygiene supplies

In the second round of a state grant aimed at helping provide students with free period supplies, charter schools got a much larger share of the funding than they did in the first round.

North Carolina communities look to boost recycling efforts

Fast-growing cities like Durham are looking for methods to reduce the growing amount of garbage they produce.

Democratic lawmakers, undaunted by the political odds against them in North Carolina’s Republican-led General Assembly, have championed bills year after year to rein in gun violence over the past decade. Their Republican opponents, emboldened by better numbers in both legislative chambers this year, have adopted legislation that would put North Carolina on a very different route.

Gov. Cooper’s proposed budget includes raises for teachers, school staff

Local teachers and schools staff welcomed proposals to enhance funding for public education included in Gov. Roy Cooper’s state budget. Released Wednesday, the governor’s Fiscal 2023-25 …

The N.C. Department of Revenue has begun issuing 2022 individual income tax refunds for those who have filed their tax returns.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that it plans to set the nation’s first public drinking water standards for “forever chemicals,” furthering its efforts to protect public health.

NC podcaster highlights prison-to-community success stories

At age 19, Craig Waleed had just entered a New York state prison. He was angry and afraid. As Waleed explains, he had fallen in love with the streets and their offerings — enamored with the …

Stephenie Brinson is fed up with having to pay a doctor every month to examine her patients’ charts and paperwork twice a year — just so she can run a private nursing practice in …

Republican lawmakers reach milestone agreement for Medicaid expansion

Leaders of the North Carolina Senate and House of Representatives announced Thursday morning that they have reached an agreement on how to expand the state’s Medicaid program to provide hundreds of thousands of mostly low-income workers with health care.

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