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ECU, Vidant execute formal agreement to integrate

​East Carolina University and Vidant Health executed a formal agreement Wednesday to integrate ECU Physicians Group and Vidant Medical Group​, completing a merger that gives away state assets and jeopardizes the future and stability of 1,200 state employees.
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Dispute puts health services in west in jeopardy

​SEANC has learned that members in the western part of the state are facing increased health care costs because of an ongoing contract dispute​ between Mission Health System, which operates six hospitals and other facilities in Asheville and surrounding areas, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the state’s largest insurance provider.
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House, Senate could roll out budget next week

​This week at the legislature was filled with a lot of talk about redrawing district maps because of a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court​, though House and Senate conferees​ continue to meet to work out a budget compromise. The three proposals on the table include the following:
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