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Corvette Museum Sinkhole Repair to Begin Next Month

The National Corvette Museum says work will start in about three weeks to fill a massive sinkhole that opened up in February and allowed eight prized sports cars to topple inside. The project’s schedule calls for completion by July at …

West Virginia Receives Federal Aid for 2013 Storm Cleanup

WorkForce West Virginia has received more than $203,000 in federal funding to help pay for an ongoing cleanup following severe storms and flooding in 2013. The U.S. Department of Labor says the $203,940 emergency grant will be used to continue …

North Carolina Holds Hearing on Homeowners Insurance Rates

North Carolina’s insurance commissioner held a hearing on a request from companies that want to increase homeowner insurance prices by an average of more than 25 percent in January. The Fayetteville Observer reported that Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin held the …

Tennessee Investigators Say Fire at Old Winery Suspicious

Investigators in Jackson, Tenn., say a fire at the Old Medina Winery that burned the building to the ground appears to be suspicious. The investigation into the blaze that started Saturday morning is ongoing. No one was hurt in the …

Erie Insurance Expands Into Kentucky

Erie Insurance announced its entry into the Kentucky market, offering auto, home and life insurance to residents of the state. This marks the first geographic expansion by the company in more than 10 years. The company offers insurance through independent …

Jury Awards $2.95M in South Carolina Inmate Death

A federal jury has awarded almost $3 million to the family of a Berkeley County, S.C., inmate who died three years ago after spending a month at the jail. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports an autopsy showed that …

Kentucky County Deletes Sensitive Information From Public Records

Jefferson County has spent years erasing Social Security numbers from some public records in an effort to protect against identity theft. Before officials began the effort in 2010, hundreds of thousands of Social Security numbers in the state’s largest county …

Georgia Launches Teen Driving Safety Campaign

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is launching a campaign to encourage parents of teen drivers to talk to their children about safe driving. The “5 to Drive” campaign coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week, which runs Oct. 19-25. …

Jury Awards Slain South Carolina Mayor’s Family $97M

A federal jury in Charleston, S.C., has awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville $97 million for his shooting death. Multiple media outlets reported the jury reached the decision Wednesday in the negligence and wrongful death suit filed …

Mississippi County Looks to Offset 2011 Flooding Costs

Adams County officials will ask the Federal Emergency Management Agency to look again at providing money to fix a box culvert in a rural area that collapsed and made the local road impassable during the 2011 flood. Located in the …

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