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RALEIGH — Education activists and Democratic lawmakers want to spend more on education, even as the state faces a massive budget shortfall and is entering a potentially disastrous hurricane season.

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HAMLET — A downtown, full-wall mural of jazz legend John Coltrane is now complete.

The mural is the first in a planned series by artist Scott Nurkin of musicians born in the Tar Heel State.

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ROCKINGHAM — City Council members begrudgingly voted Tuesday night to adopt the city’s annual budget for the next fiscal year, which includes the first property tax increase in two decades.

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DOBBINS HEIGHTS — Richmond County's newest municipality will have raise its property tax for the first time ever.

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RALEIGH — North Carolina’s local governments face a grim financial future. Tyrrell County may offer a sobering preview.

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RALEIGH — The state Department of Transportation defended its overspending and planned reforms to a skeptical Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, May 27.

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RALEIGH — Lawmakers blasted the N.C. Department of Transportation for careless overspending, suggesting the DOT is using the coronavirus to “cover up” irresponsible cash management.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation overspent its budget by $742 million last year, a new state audit report shows.

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RALEIGH — Teachers and retirees are suffering without a budget in place, two freshman Democratic lawmakers said during a March 10 news conference. A spokesman for the Republican leader of the Senate said the General Assembly has passed a budget, but obstinate Democrats — including Gov. Roy Cooper — continue blocking the spending plan from taking effect.

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RALEIGH — Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has food pantries on its campuses — for its teachers.

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