- Greensboro council changes approved by NC legislators Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly approved a reconfigured City Council for Greensboro on Thursday in the latest effort by GOP lawmakers in charge of the legislature to alter or rein in powers of local governments.
- N. Carolina lawmakers take week off despite no final budget Updated: Jul-02-15 4:17 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina General Assembly went home Thursday to begin a July 4 weekend followed by a weeklong break despite a chasm between House and Senate proposals on the already overdue state budget.
- Attorney General Lynch comes home Updated: Jul-02-15 6:34 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says civil rights will be a focus as she serves as the nation's top prosecutor.
- Equal protection protests lead to arrests at NC legislature Updated: Jul-01-15 7:13 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - More demonstrators at the North Carolina Legislative Building were arrested Wednesday after advocating equal protections for gays, immigrants and the uninsured in the wake of last week's Supreme Court rulings.
- Higher penalties for NC carnival ride accidents approved Updated: Jul-01-15 5:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Maximum fines for carnival ride accidents in North Carolina would rise exponentially in legislation that's now passed both chambers in one version or another.
- Rules on app-based car services in NC brokered in Senate Updated: Jul-01-15 2:02 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An agreement setting minimum standards for smartphone-based car services operating in North Carolina has been brokered between the emerging industry and state senators.
- Patrol, NCDOT plan for satisfaction for Rolling Stones fans Updated: Jul-01-15 4:04 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - It's said that a rolling stone gathers no moss, but the N.C. Highway Patrol is sure the Rolling Stones will gather lots of drivers heading to their concert in Raleigh.
- NC justices hear arguments between governors, lawmakers Updated: Jun-30-15 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Attorneys for North Carolina's current and past governors and legislative leaders offered the state Supreme Court Tuesday very different readings of the legislature's powers and limits in making appointments to boards and commissions.
- NC autism coverage mandate heading to House floor Updated: Jun-30-15 4:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An effort to require North Carolina-regulated health insurance plans to cover autism diagnosis and treatment has cleared what appears to be one of its final hurdles with a House panel's passage.
- Senate, McCrory OK state government funds until budget done Updated: Jun-30-15 3:16 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A stop-gap spending measure to keep North Carolina state government operating for the next six weeks won final approval and was signed into law Tuesday, one day before the start of the new budget year.
- Authorities launch July 4 DWI enforcement campaign Updated: Jun-30-15 4:06 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Law enforcement agencies have begun their efforts to ensure safe driving during the upcoming July 4 holiday weekend.
- US Supreme Court gives NC 'Choose Life' plates new life Updated: Jun-29-15 4:15 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A federal appeals court must reconsider whether North Carolina can issue "Choose Life" license plates.
- Motorist charged after NC Highway Patrol trooper hurt Updated: Jun-29-15 2:20 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The N.C. Highway Patrol has accused a motorist of violating the state's "Move Over Law" after his car collided with a patrol cruiser as a trooper sat inside.
- NC trooper hurt when car struck while investigating wreck Updated: Jun-29-15 6:35 am
LA GRANGE, North Carolina - A North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper has been hurt when his patrol car was struck as he was investigating a wreck in Lenoir County.
- Packaging requirements for e-cigarette liquid in NC approved Updated: Jun-25-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators have agreed to put more regulations on the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, particularly child-resistant packaging on containers of nicotine-laced liquid from which its vapors are inhaled.
- Hagan going forward 'not as an elected US senator' Updated: Jun-24-15 7:41 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan said Wednesday there's still much work ahead to help North Carolina residents, but she won't be trying to go back to Washington for another six-year term to do it.
- Lifting Sunday hunting ban on guns gets final legislative OK Updated: Jun-24-15 4:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's long-standing ban on hunting with firearms on Sundays now only needs Gov. Pat McCrory's signature for it to end after legislation received final General Assembly approval Wednesday.
- Troopers: Woman using cellphone causes crash that kills dad Updated: Jun-24-15 7:19 am
LENOIR, North Carolina - Authorities say a woman typing an address into a maps application on her cellphone while driving caused a Caldwell County wreck that killed her father.
- Report: State could save money selling vacant properties Updated: Jun-22-15 9:10 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers plan to inventory the state's vacant and underused properties after receiving a report Tuesday indicating that the assets could be sold for millions of dollars.
- Charlotte working on city ID card despite state opposition Updated: Jun-22-15 6:56 am
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Charlotte officials are going ahead with plans to develop a city identification card, despite legislation in the North Carolina House that would make such cards useless.
- Mecklenburg County wants NC to ditch I-77 toll lane plans Updated: Jun-17-15 2:09 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Mecklenburg County is the latest local government to oppose plans to build toll lanes to widen Interstate 77 north of Charlotte.
- Attorney General's Office may dissolve Jubilee House charity Updated: Jun-16-15 4:58 am
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - The N.C. Attorney General's Office has threatened to dissolve the nonprofit that runs the Jubilee House, a transitional home for women veterans in Fayetteville.
- Proposed settlement would allow Bonner Bridge replacement Updated: Jun-15-15 7:53 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina transportation officials have reached an agreement with environmental groups that would allow for the construction of a new span across Oregon Inlet to replace the aging Bonner Bridge.
- Private-school voucher program on hold for NC Supreme Court Updated: Jun-12-15 3:08 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A state program that uses taxpayer money to pay student tuition at private and religious schools is headed for uncertainty for the second straight year as North Carolina judge grapple with whether it's constitutional.
- N. Carolina gay-marriage law may mean long courthouse waits Updated: Jun-11-15 5:47 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Under a law that took effect Thursday in North Carolina, employees who issue marriage licenses can refuse to complete paperwork for gay couples by invoking their religious beliefs - a move that could mean longer waits at courthouses for all those who want to wed, especially in rural counties with small staffs.