- 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.
- Clinton campaign wants N. Carolina immigration bill vetoed Updated: Oct-02-15 7:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign wants North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to veto a measure that restricts acceptable identification documents for immigrants and prevents local policies directing police not to ask about a person's immigration status.
- Statue of North Carolina native Graham endorsed by McCrory Updated: Oct-02-15 4:04 pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says a statue of the Rev. Billy Graham would be a worthy addition to the U.S. Capitol because he exemplifies to many North Carolina residents the state's "values, spirit and faith."
- 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.
- Judge dismisses suit challenging Alcoa ownership of riverbed Updated: Sep-29-15 5:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina is too late to challenge the ownership of river bottom on which Alcoa Inc. and its predecessors built hydropower dams going back nearly a century, a federal judge ruled in dismissing the state's lawsuit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Army inspectors: Tata had adulterous affairs during service Updated: Sep-20-15 5:04 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Army inspectors concluded the retired general who headed North Carolina's largest school district and the state transportation agency had adulterous affairs before retiring from the military with praise from superior officers, The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Sunday.
- Bonds, primaries, Medicaid addressed before adjournment Updated: Sep-20-15 11:46 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - With three months of intense budget negotiations over, North Carolina lawmakers look to be on a glide path to adjourn this year's extended session very soon, even with prominent legislation pending.
- Plan approved to shorten rail line from Raleigh to Richmond Updated: Sep-18-15 12:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Federal officials and North Carolina and Virginia representatives have approved a final environmental study on plans for a shorter rail line known as the Southeast Corridor, linking Raleigh and Richmond.
- North Carolina move to put Billy Graham statue in US Capitol Updated: Sep-17-15 5:28 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina proposal to eventually place a statue of the Rev. Billy Graham inside the U.S. Capitol, replacing that of a former politician with ties more than a century ago to the white supremacist movement, won final approval from the state's lawmakers Thursday.
- Bill approved requesting Rev. Graham statue in US Capitol Updated: Sep-17-15 3:15 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A proposal for North Carolina to place a statue of the Rev. Billy Graham inside the U.S. Capitol has received the final OK from the General Assembly.
- Some North Carolina magistrates say no to same-sex marriages Updated: Sep-10-15 7:28 pm
MARION, North Carolina - Magistrates in a northwestern North Carolina county are refusing to perform same-sex marriages, citing the state's religious exemption law, and officials in a neighboring county are stepping in to help.
- 2-day N. Carolina business summit brings McCrory to DC Updated: Sep-08-15 11:49 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Capitol Hill is the place this week for North Carolina business leaders to talk to their elected representatives about commerce and legislative issues and for networking.