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  • NC clergy write to Republican government leaders 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:58 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Several clergy members opposed to Republican policies approved in North Carolina are asking to meet with GOP state government leaders before the legislative session begin next month.

  • Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:04 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and a family of Raleigh lawyers have settled a defamation lawsuit filed nearly 14 years ago about a television commercial Cooper aired in his first campaign for the job.

  • NC Sen. Hagan runs 1st ad, goes after Tillis 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:07 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - In a foretaste of a potential general election matchup, Democratic U.S. Senate Kay Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis released dueling ads Thursday about the health care law and a messy personnel matter in the office of Tillis, the state House speaker.

  • NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 1:46 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.

  • Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:19 am
  • CHARLOTTE, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation.

  • More NC Senate candidates release money totals 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:58 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Two more Republicans running for U.S. Senate in North Carolina have announced how much they've raised heading into the final weeks before the May 6 primary.

  • SBI investigates fatal shooting of man by officer 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:34 am
  • HAMPSTEAD, North Carolina - The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the fatal shooting of a Pender County man by a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper.

  • NC high court holds hearings on Racial Justice Act 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:37 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's highest court will determine whether a lower-court judge erred when he ruled that racism was so pervasive in the trials of four convicted murderers that their sentences had to be changed from death to life behind bars without parole.

  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va. 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 11:55 am
  • RICHMOND, Virginia - The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina.

  • NC Highway Patrol cracking down on speeders 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:31 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Highway Patrol is warning drivers that troopers will be out in force over the next week looking for speeders and other dangerous drivers.

  • Concern prompts UNC professor's column disclaimer 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 11:25 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - For the past six months, opinion pieces written in a Raleigh newspaper by a University of North Carolina law professor have included the disclaimer: "He doesn't speak for UNC."

  • Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 10:52 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Heather Grant got in the U.S. Senate race following a brief military nursing career when she wasn't persuaded to support other early candidates.

  • NC attorney general set to speak at symposium 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:05 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at a symposium on cardiovascular treatment.

  • Rising UNC tuition funds aid for some students 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:01 pm
  • CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - Some higher education leaders in North Carolina don't think it's fair that some of the tuition paid to attend the state's public universities is used to provide needier students with financial aid. The University of North Carolina's governing board is likely to tell students and their parents more about where their tuition spending goes.

  • NC local business taxes capped in proposal 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:10 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators on Wednesday backed replacing fragmented local business privilege taxes with a streamlined, flat-fee system many hope will get passed when the full General Assembly convenes next month.

  • Ex-NC Justice Orr picked as temporary DA 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 11:14 am
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Former North Carolina state Supreme Court Justice Bob Orr is returning to the mountains to become district attorney for five western counties until a new DA is elected in November.

  • NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:08 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Leading North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are announcing their fundraising totals so far this year before they're required to tell election regulators next week.

  • Longtime NC legislative staffer Cohen to retire 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 6:53 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - A longtime attorney on the North Carolina legislature's nonpartisan staff will leave this summer after 37 years of working on bills, constitutional questions and other matters.

  • Man pleads guilty in biker's death in NC 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 9:41 am
  • LEXINGTON, North Carolina - A Thomasville man has pleaded guilty to charges in the death of a bicycle rider from Idaho in Davidson County more than two years ago.

  • NC teenager killed, passenger hurt in car crash 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 4:26 pm
  • MEBANE, North Carolina - The N.C. Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old boy is dead after the car he was driving struck a rock wall and overturned.

  • NC probes questionable ballots from 2012 election 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:04 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Board of Elections is investigating hundreds of cases in which voters appear to have cast ballots in two states during the 2012 presidential election.

  • NC attorney general to appeal ruling in Young case 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 6:49 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The N.C. Attorney General's Office is planning to ask the state's highest court to review the Jason Young case.

  • Number of domestic violence homicides down in NC 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 4:31 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - The number of domestic violence homicides in North Carolina dropped by 14 in 2013, to 108, with the most victims killed in Guilford County, the state's attorney general said Monday.

  • Wos, NC lawmakers at odds during meeting 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 8:38 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's health secretary defended her agency's work since she took the job last year, responding Thursday to criticism from top Republican legislators who questioned whether the department could operate effectively and pull off any Medicaid overhaul.

  • NC Medicaid gap estimate lower than last year 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 10:04 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's Medicaid shortfall this fiscal year isn't expected to be as large as it has been in recent years, state budget officials told legislators Wednesday. But number crunchers said uncertainty remains about the gap in one of state government's largest programs.