Contract to Cheat: Followup

John Drescher

NC Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry's silence is puzzling

Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to penalize companies that knowingly treat workers as independent contractors when they should be treated as hourly employees. Absent from our coverage has been any comment from Cherie Berry, the state labor commissioner who, like McCrory, is a Republican. Berry has declined to be interviewed by The N&O, saying she would respond only to written questions.

State Politics

NC leaders vow change on worker abuse, tax scams

North Carolina's political leaders vowed to tackle a labor scam, following an N&O and Charlotte Observer investigation that shows the state and federal governments are losing $467 million a year in revenue from North Carolina scofflaws. Honest business owners are fed up.

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Heavy rains cause flooding around Crabtree Valley Mall

Crabtree Creek jumped its banks blocking several streets and flooding parking lots in the Crabtree Valley Mall area Tuesday morning April 25 after two days of steady rain.
Chris Seward cseward@newsobserver.com
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Heavy rains cause flooding around Crabtree Valley Mall

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC 1:27

Weather forecast for central and eastern NC

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Weather forecast for central and eastern NC

NC Association of School Administrators director praises HB-13 0:57

NC Association of School Administrators director praises HB-13