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LabCorp partners with Walgreens on in-store lab services

Burlington-based Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings will offer diagnostic lab testing services at Walgreens drug stores, with the partnership launching at several outlets this summer, including one in Morrisville. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. LabCorp operates 1,750 patient-service centers. In other developments, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid is selling more than 2,100 stores to Walgreens, based in Illinois, for […]

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Sen. Brock of Davie County resigns to take state job

Andrew Brock, Davie County’s long-time state Senate representative, will resign from his post Friday to take a seat on the state Board of Review. The three-member board serves as the final review process for disputed unemployment claims, typically meeting monthly. The board seat pays an annual salary of $124,563.

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Compromise bill reduces wind-farm moratorium to 18 months

A proposed ban on wind-energy projects for four years has been reduced to an 18-month moratorium under a compromise renewable-energy bill that passed the N.C. House and Senate early Friday morning. Sen. Harry Brown, a Republican from Jacksonville, argues the ban is needed to provide time to ensure wind towers don’t interfere with military flight […]

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Samsung to invest $380M in S.C. plant, add 950 jobs

South Korean electronics company Samsung will invest $380 million in a home-appliance manufacturing facility in Newberry, S.C., that will create 954 new jobs over the next three years. Samsung plans to employ workers in a broad range of advanced manufacturing positions. The new operations, which include research and development, will occupy a former Caterpillar facility. Newberry is […]

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