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The Dive Archive

The Dive: Discord on the Board

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein has “serious concerns” about a move New Hanover County Commissioners made Monday.

The Dive: Tiny Tots, Big Bills

Child care can be prohibitively expensive in many parts of the country, and the Cape Fear Region is no exception.

The Dive: Grace’s Gatekeeper

Is State Treasurer Dale Folwell’s fixation on the Cape Fear region a “vendetta?”