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  • Deal Cut on Medicare Rates May 24, 2018
    RALEIGH -- State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA and the State Health Plan announced that they have completed negotiations with UnitedHealthcare for 2019 rates to provide Medicare-eligible retirees with Group Medicare Advantage Plans.
  • Western Trails Damaged May 21, 2018
    RALEIGH -- Two trails at Grandfather Mountain State Park in Avery, Watauga, and Caldwell counties are closed to visitors due to damage sustained from heavy rains May 17-20, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The park received 11 inches of rain in four days and more rain is in the forecast throughout […]
  • DOT Approves Airport Grants May 18, 2018
    RALEIGH -- The N.C. Board of Transportation has approved state and federal funds for much-needed improvements to 19 North Carolina airports. The $10.2 million in funding will be used to provide improvements such as better lighting, longer runways and repairs to hangars and terminal buildings.
  • Governor Proclaims Seat Belt Awareness Month May 7, 2018
    RALEIGH -- Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May as Seat Belt Safety Awareness Month to stress the importance of buckling up in both the front and backs seats when riding in a motor vehicle.

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  • May 24, 1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens May 24, 2018
    After 14 years and 27 deaths while being constructed, the Brooklyn Bridge over the East River is opened, connecting the great cities of New York and Brooklyn for the first time in history. Thousands of residents of Brooklyn and Manhattan Island turned out to witness the dedication ceremony, which was presided over by President Chester […]