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Feb 11, 2019

NC Politics in the News

Your weekly North Carolina political news report.


Agriculture

WFAE: NC Agriculture Dept Seeks to Clarify CBD Rules
The North Carolina Agriculture Department is trying to educate manufacturers and sellers of products containing cannabidiol or CBD oil. The department is sending out letters next week explaining what is legal.


Economic Development

TRIANGLE BUSINESS JOURNAL: BB&T merging with SunTrust, establishing HQ in Charlotte
Winston-Salem-based BB&T Corp. and SunTrust Banks will merge, a move that will create the sixth-largest U.S. bank based on assets and deposits.


Environment

THE NEWS & OBSERVER: ‘Not too late, but it soon may be’: Cooper urges Congress to lead on climate change
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called on the United States to reassert itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change, telling a divided congressional committee of the economic, commercial and personal toll of climate change to his state while touting his moves as chief executive.


Healthcare

BUSINESS WIRE: HCA Healthcare Completes Purchase of Mission Health
HCA Healthcare, a leading healthcare provider with 185 hospitals and approximately 1,800 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom, today announced it has completed the purchase of Mission Health, a six-hospital system in Asheville and western North Carolina, for approximately $1.5 billion.


Government

WXYZ: North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones dies at 76
North Carolina Republican Rep. Walter Jones died on Sunday at age 76, according to a statement on the congressman's website.


Transportation

NEWS & OBSERVER: Feds pledge $10 million to help eliminate North Raleigh railroad crossings
The federal government said Friday that it will provide up to $10 million to help the state build bridges to eliminate railroad crossings in North Raleigh.

CNN: North Carolina’s Outer Banks getting a new bridge
North Carolina's Outer Banks are known as a travel haven for history buffs and beach bums alike, and there will soon be a new way to visit.