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Stories with organization: North Carolina state government
  • Ross, considering bid to unseat Burr, putting together team 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 6:47 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A former North Carolina legislator appears to be taking the next steps toward running for U.S. Senate in 2016 and attempting to unseat Republican incumbent Richard Burr.

  • Food aid in jeopardy for more North Carolina healthy adults 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:29 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Get a part-time job, get training, start volunteering or lose your food stamps: That's the message from Gov. Pat McCrory's administration and North Carolina lawmakers to certain healthy adults who have no dependents.

  • 2 killed after moped struck from behind by SUV on US 264 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 3:31 pm

    SNOW HILL, North Carolina - The N.C. Highway Patrol says two people riding a moped were killed when they were struck from behind on U.S. 264 in eastern North Carolina.

  • North Carolina House Rep. Brian Brown joining Tillis staff 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:08 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A two-term state House member is leaving the North Carolina General Assembly to join the in-state staff of Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.

  • North Carolina legislation answers local fracking moratoria 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 5:50 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The last bill the North Carolina General Assembly approved before adjourning this year was designed to stop local governments from trying to delay or restrict fracking in their own backyards.

  • Rubio, Huckabee name campaign leaders in North Carolina 
    Updated: Oct-01-15 7:36 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - More Republican presidential hopefuls are rolling out their campaign's leading political supporters for their bids in North Carolina.

  • North Carolina primaries officially on March 15 with signing 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:57 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday signed into law a move for all of North Carolina's primaries next year to March 15, including the political parties' presidential contests. A $2 billion bond referendum also is expected on statewide ballots that day.

  • North Carolina lawmakers end protracted session after 4 a.m. 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:12 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Fitting to this year's theme of protraction and delays, the North Carolina General Assembly session wrapped up its 8½-month session in the middle of the night Wednesday, only after lawmakers waited nearly four hours for one final bill.

  • Stam, No. 2 House leader, won't seek re-election 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:45 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The second highest-ranking leader in the North Carolina House said Wednesday he won't seek re-election to his legislative seat next year.

  • Bill on construction borrowing, referendum goes to McCrory 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 1:16 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Voters statewide will likely decide in March whether North Carolina should borrow $2 billion for scores of government construction projects after the General Assembly gave final approval early Wednesday to a debt package and proposed referendum.

  • 2 die in wreck in Gaston County 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:46 am

    GASTONIA, North Carolina - A couple has died in a wreck in Gaston County.

  • 3 die in wreck on Interstate 40 near Asheville 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 7:23 am

    OTEEN, North Carolina - An Old Fort couple and their 10-month-old son have died in a wreck on Interstate 40 east of Asheville.

  • Progressive leaders speak out against immigration bill 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:11 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill that would prohibit communities from becoming so-called sanctuaries for people in the country illegally and that would limit the types of acceptable personal identification will cause distrust between police and the communities they serve, progressive and immigrant groups said Monday.

  • Quick-moving fetal tissue bill goes to N. Carolina governor 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 5:05 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators plan to make it illegal law to sell the remains of aborted fetuses in the state.

  • GOP allows proportional delegates in presidential primary 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 3:53 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Republicans have decided against awarding all of the party's pledged delegates to the top vote-getter in the state's presidential primary in mid-March, even as a bill on Gov. Pat McCrory's desk strongly suggests they use the winner-take-all format.

  • More money for eugenic program victims being distributed 
    Updated: Sep-27-15 8:44 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Another set of payments to compensate those sterilized under North Carolina's defunct eugenics program will go out within weeks, welcome news to aging victims worried about taking care of themselves and loved ones.

  • State Supreme Court divided, home scammer to stay in prison 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 3:38 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A man who tried to claim an $800,000 home for himself by filing a bogus deed document is staying in prison.

  • Legislators vote for all North Carolina primaries in March 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:06 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina lawmakers agreed Thursday to hold next year's primary elections March 15, a move designed to increase state influence in choosing presidential nominees but that also will accelerate decision-making by potential candidates for hundreds of elected positions.

  • North Carolina Senate gives initial OK to $2B bond proposal 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 4:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - What's being billed as a consensus $2 billion borrowing proposal between North Carolina legislative leaders has received strong initial support from the Senate.

  • Framework for changing Medicaid spending heads to governor 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 8:29 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Far-reaching legislation designed to change how North Carolina government bills Medicaid patient treatment is going to Gov. Pat McCrory after the General Assembly approved Tuesday a final compromise measure that was years in the making.

  • North Carolina lawmaker returns to House after heart surgery 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 1:56 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Charlotte representative is back at work in the North Carolina House nearly seven weeks after heart surgery.

  • Nebraska senator talks about state's death penalty repeal 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 12:07 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Republican legislator from Nebraska says North Carolina GOP lawmakers should consider abolishing the death penalty because the process is financially inefficient, subject to errors and does not give closure to victims' families.

  • Final North Carolina incentives deal gets initial Senate OK 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 8:28 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The political tussle over business recruitment incentives at the General Assembly has quieted in at least one chamber now that legislative leaders have come up with a negotiated measure as this year's session nears adjournment.

  • Stein launches campaign to succeed his ex-boss Cooper as AG 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 4:43 pm

    WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - State Sen. Josh Stein, a former deputy to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, made appearances in some of the state's larger cities on Monday as he officially launched his bid to succeed his old boss.

  • 26 migrant workers hut, 2 seriously in US 64 bus crash 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 11:43 am

    TARBORO, North Carolina - The North Carolina Highway Patrol says 26 migrant workers have been hurt after the bus they were in was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on U.S. 64 in Edgecombe County.