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Stories with organization: North Carolina state government
  • Road funding plans fuel debate between McCrory, legislators 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:36 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican legislative leaders argued back and forth Wednesday about their plans to fund transportation projects, continuing a showdown that has highlighted a divide between the Senate and the governor's office.

  • NC lawmakers enter legal battle over Blackbeard's ship 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 5:35 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers are wading into a legal battle between the state and the explorers of Blackbeard's pirate ship over the rights to footage from the famed wreck.

  • Transportation head resigns, focused on book career, family 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's transportation secretary, who moonlighted as a novelist and was criticized for going on a book tour before an impending snowstorm, resigned abruptly Tuesday, saying he wanted to focus on his family and book career.

  • Missing man found in car in Randolph County creek 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    RANDLEMAN, North Carolina - The body of a man reported missing in Randolph County has been found in a car submerged in a creek.

  • Gun-control law overcomes amendments to pass legislature 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 9:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A gun-control bill won lopsided approval in the North Carolina Senate Monday, a reflection of the bipartisan coalition formed in the House to delete a proposed repeal of the state's pistol permit requirement.

  • Senate approves expediting changes to NC death penalty drugs 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The state Senate has given approval to legislation expediting North Carolina's ability to obtain new drugs for lethal injections, overriding objections of death-penalty opponents who want more public input on the execution process.

  • NAACP criticizes NC GOP leaders for monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The president of the state chapter of the NAACP is criticizing Republican leaders in North Carolina following passage of a historical monuments bill which opponents say protects Confederate memorials.

  • North Carolina revenues surpass estimates by $445 million 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 6:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's General Fund has surpassed its expected revenues by about $445 million in the most recent fiscal year, further exceeding estimates made earlier this year by about $45 million.

  • Many NC counties proposed to cut car emissions testing 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 11:38 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Drivers in more than half of North Carolina's 48 counties requiring vehicle emissions tests may be able to forego the $30 inspection under new legislation moving through the state Legislature.

  • Education judge, expert on state compliance, to retire 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:20 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard E. Manning Jr. will retire at the end of this month, but will still handle some cases.

  • Gov. McCrory signs bill protecting Confederate monuments 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Under pressure to take action from groups on both sides of the Confederate symbols debate, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory responded Thursday by signing a much-debated monuments bill that critics said would protect Confederate memorials.

  • NC court upholds taxpayer-funded grants for private schools 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:56 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A divided state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a Republican-backed program that spends taxpayer money on tuition for students at private and religious schools.

  • Activists argue for more transparency in NC death penalty 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 6:34 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Opponents of the death penalty and the sponsor of a bill changing North Carolina's execution laws on Thursday debated how much transparency the public needs into the process.

  • NC Senate passes new rules approved by ridesharing services 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 1:04 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered between North Carolina lawmakers and ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to place regulations on the app-based companies has passed the Senate and will go to the House.

  • Committee formed to make deal on NC environmental rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 2:20 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Members of the North Carolina House and Senate will form a committee to tackle numerous proposed changes to the state's environmental regulations in hopes of reaching a set of compromises before the end of the summer.

  • NC state lawmaker offers plan to delay action on EPA rules 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 1:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina senator introduced legislation on Wednesday to block state agencies from taking action on expected Environmental Protection Agency rules to cut carbon emissions on power plants until the rules complete what will likely be a lengthy legal challenge.

  • NC Highway Patrol warns motorists about leaving kids in cars 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:06 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - With daytime temperatures lingering in the 90s, The N.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists of the dangers associated with leaving children unattended inside a vehicle.

  • McCrory, GOP senator at odds over sales tax bill veto threat 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:12 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says he will veto a Senate bill to redistribute more sales dollars to rural North Carolina counties, a promise which prompted a bitter response from the bill's Republican sponsor.

  • NC House gives final nod to controversial monuments bill 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:17 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has passed controversial legislation that protects historical monuments and memorials, overcoming hours of debate launched by Democrats who condemned the bill for preserving Confederate symbols.

  • NC Senate passes plan to hold presidential primary in March 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 4:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A deal brokered by Republican leaders in North Carolina to push the next year's presidential primary into March has passed the state Senate and will head back to the House for final approval.

  • Florida truck driver charged in crash that killed 2 on I-85 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:28 pm

    GREENSBORO, North Carolina - Authorities say a truck driver faces charges after his 18-wheeler hit a group of motorcyclists parked alongside Interstate 85 in Greensboro, killing two.

  • McCrory orders stepped-up security for National Guard 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 5:49 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory is ordering tighter security measures at North Carolina National Guard facilities.

  • NC advocates call for stricter fines for cheating employers 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:44 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Pressed to take action on companies that misclassify workers as independent contractors, North Carolina lawmakers are pushing legislation backed by several business associations to set up an agency to investigate and punish cheating employers.

  • Budget negotiators named; McCrory talks to GOP lawmakers 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 7:11 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators wrapped up their first week back after a week off with little to show toward getting the already late state budget finalized next month.

  • Health care advocates push NC governor to expand Medicaid 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:43 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Healthcare advocates released a report Thursday detailing the effect of North Carolina's healthcare coverage gap on children, and held six demonstrations in cities across the state calling on the governor to expand Medicaid.