- Erosion-control structures could expand in North Carolina Updated: Sep-02-15 5:54 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Some legislators are once again trying to expand the number of new coastal jetties allowed along the North Carolina coast. This time, they're trying to do it in the final budget law.
- N. Carolina weighing single March 2016 primary for all races Updated: Sep-02-15 4:07 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators are considering whether to move all primary elections next year to March, not just the presidential primaries, key House and Senate leaders said Wednesday.
- North Carolina justices ponder 2011 redistricting again Updated: Aug-31-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - As North Carolina's highest court considers for a second time whether the state's legislative and congressional boundaries were lawfully drawn on the basis of race, the justices also must consider seemingly competing rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court.
- State, FBI join forces to find long-term prison escapees Updated: Aug-31-15 6:29 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The N.C. Department of Public Safety and the FBI have joined forced to resolve 43 cases involving long-term escapees from the state's prisons, the state agency announced Monday.
- Democrats choose former House member to replace Glazier Updated: Aug-29-15 1:28 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - Democratic leaders in Cumberland County have selected former North Carolina Rep. Billy Richardson to replace a resigning House member.
- NC Supreme Court take new look at case from housing crisis Updated: Aug-29-15 12:34 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's crippled housing market was limping along when Shawn Pendergraft decided he'd take over a foreclosed Raleigh home in 2011. He backed up a moving van, unpacked his belongings and changed the locks.
- The Latest: Caucus presidents asks for retrial Updated: Aug-28-15 7:42 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):
- Congressman, North Carolina lawmakers supporting Jeb Bush Updated: Aug-27-15 5:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A congressman and key General Assembly leaders are atop Jeb Bush's campaign support group in North Carolina.
- Ride-sharing service regulations gets final legislative OK Updated: Aug-27-15 5:39 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina legislature gave its final OK to state regulations Thursday for ride-sharing companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, a move supporters say will protect consumers and drivers of the mobile phone-based services and encourage competition.
- Glazier can't wait any longer, resigning Friday from House Updated: Aug-27-15 12:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A Cumberland County House member just can't stay on the job any longer at the North Carolina General Assembly.
- North Carolina editorial roundup Updated: Aug-26-15 4:37 pm
Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers:
- Davis keynote speaker at N. Carolina abortion-rights events Updated: Aug-26-15 10:00 am
DURHAM, North Carolina - The Texas state senator whose 2013 floor filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood.
- After Hagan's no, Democrats wait for Burr challengers Updated: Aug-23-15 10:58 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Since Kay Hagan declined in June to run for a return to Washington, North Carolina and national Democrats have been looking for strong candidates to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr in 2016.
- NC Supreme Court says criminal database isn't public record Updated: Aug-21-15 12:43 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's highest court says a database collecting criminal records from courthouses around the state does not have to be provided to anyone who asks.
- NC high court rejects new trial in pregnant wife murder case Updated: Aug-21-15 12:26 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's highest court is holding firm against a third trial for a Raleigh man convicted of killing his pregnant wife.
- Audit: Program with uncertain future finds Medicaid savings Updated: Aug-20-15 7:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The nonprofit program in which primary care physicians keep close tabs on most of North Carolina's Medicaid recipients saves the state more than $300 per patient annually and probably improves their health, according to a state audit released Thursday.
- Teacher assistants criticize NC lawmakers for budget delays Updated: Aug-13-15 8:05 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Teacher assistants are unhappy with North Carolina lawmakers for failing to pass a state budget and they are worried about their jobs a little more than a week before school goes back into session.
- Lawsuit: Bus firm paid transportation secretary for no work Updated: Aug-12-15 5:19 pm
WASHINGTON - Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was paid nearly a half-million dollars by a bus company while mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, even though he performed no work for the company, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
- Senate gives initial OK to NC spending and tax limits Updated: Aug-11-15 9:59 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Proposed constitutional mandates on taxes, government spending and reserves received tentative support Tuesday from the North Carolina Senate following tense arguments over which party faces blame for fiscal irresponsibility.
- Senate OKs Medicaid overhaul; bill now goes back to House Updated: Aug-11-15 6:31 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Senate's formula for overhauling how North Carolina's Medicaid program should pay for patient treatment has been approved with some Democratic support.
- Bill to governor addresses North Carolina shipwrecks Updated: Aug-11-15 11:22 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A bill making clear footage and photographs of shipwrecks held by North Carolina state agencies are public records is heading to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk.
- Treasurer worries bill could threaten state's credit rating Updated: Aug-07-15 7:11 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - State Treasurer Janet Cowell says she's worried a Senate bill going to the floor next week could risk the top scores bond-rating firms give North Carolina that help keep borrowing costs low.
- Gov. McCrory signs 27 bills after busy weeks by lawmakers Updated: Aug-06-15 5:58 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory announced Thursday he signed a rush of 27 bills that had been passed by the General Assembly in recent weeks, as lawmakers attempted to clear their calendars ahead of planned budget negotiations.
- Governor appoints acting transportation chief permanently Updated: Aug-06-15 2:55 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The acting secretary of the North Carolina Department of Transportation was named to the permanent spot atop the agency on Thursday, a week after the former head suddenly resigned.
- House moves NC bond referendum date against McCrory's wishes Updated: Aug-06-15 2:40 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina House has decided it wants to hold a referendum for a nearly $3 billion proposed bond package early next year - not this November like Gov. Pat McCrory wants.