Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


FILE - Power transmission lines deliver electricity to rural Orange County on Aug. 14, 2018, near Hillsborough, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
More Than 10,000 Rural NC Residents Will Get Connected to Better, More Reliable Electric Lines Thanks to Federal Funds

Seven rural North Carolina co-ops and utilities are receiving $235 million in loans to expand and modernize the electric grid, improve grid security, make electricity transmission more reliable and efficient, and reduce costs for consumers. 

Vice President Kamala Harris applauds as President Joe Biden speaks during a bill signing ceremony for the Respect for Marriage Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
10 Accomplishments of the First Two Years of the Biden-Harris Administration

Over the past two years, the Biden-Harris administration and the Democratic-run House and Senate acted to lower healthcare and drug costs; fight climate change and reduce energy costs; invest in mental health care; and invest in American manufacturing and infrastructure.

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2022 Was A Busy Year for the Federal Government. Here Are 10 Things Passed By Federal Lawmakers.

Under Democratic control, the federal government acted to lower healthcare and prescription drug costs; fight climate change and lower energy costs; invest in gun safety and mental healthcare; and implement a generational investment in American industry, manufacturing, and infrastructure.

Workers set up an automated display warning drivers on NC211 of the power outage in the area and how to approach the upcoming intersections in Southern Pines, N.C., Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Restoring Power After Moore County Shootings Could Take Until Thursday

As Moore County reels from the weekend attacks, Gov. Roy Cooper called for a thorough assessment of the state's critical infrastructure Tuesday morning.

Rep. Ted Budd, left, NC's Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, takes the stage with former President Donald Trump during an April rally in Selma, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Ted Budd Says He’s An Ally to Farmers. His Record Is More Complicated.

Budd has made several votes against farmers’ interests, and the Budd family was involved with AgriBioTech, a now-bankrupt company that cost farmers across 39 states millions and left a tax debt, including in N.C.

President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, speaks before signing the American Rescue Plan in 2021, a coronavirus relief package (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
As Biden Preps State of the Union, Here’s What One NC Woman Had to Say About His Performance

Infrastructure, racial justice, and the economy were major topics as the Washington Post interviewed Biden supporters on his first year.

A new study from Duke University links tainted well water to teen delinquency. (Shutterstock)
What Does Lead-Tainted Water Have to Do With Teen Delinquency in NC? A Lot, New Study Finds.

The risk isn’t borne equally. Black children living below the poverty line are twice as likely to have elevated lead levels thanks to polluted wells.