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  • The Latest: Former congressman Hayes back as party chairman 
    Updated: May-01-16 11:00 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on North Carolina Republican Party activists meeting Saturday to consider a petition to remove the state party's chairman (all times local):

  • North Carolina Republican Party chairman removed from post 
    Updated: Apr-30-16 8:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Republican Party's first black state chairman was removed from his post Saturday, the climax of months of conflict with other party leaders who recently reprimanded him after deciding he exceeded his authority and tried to crash a GOP website.

  • North Carolina lawmaker defends law, acknowledges fallout 
    Updated: Apr-29-16 4:20 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A top lawmaker has told business leaders he respects their right to speak out against a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people - but that he's not changing his mind about it.

  • McCrory seeks extra lottery profits for new initiatives 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 6:09 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory wants legislators to let him use unanticipated extra profits from the North Carolina lottery in part for several new education initiatives and others that never before benefited directly from the state-run numbers games and scratch-offs.

  • North Carolina SBI director nominee gets House support 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 1:58 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's choice to lead the State Bureau of Investigation for the next seven years is getting strong support so far at the North Carolina legislature.

  • Republican group unveils first TV ad attacking Cooper 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 1:10 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Republican Governors Association is running its first television commercial in North Carolina's gubernatorial race, criticizing Democratic candidate Roy Cooper about his record while in the General Assembly.

  • Many lawmakers pan McCrory difference on teachers, workers 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:26 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory's $22.3 billion budget proposal released Wednesday relies on slower Medicaid growth and a small revenue surplus to let him offer permanent pay raises to most teachers and avoid proposing spending cuts that have become routine since the Great Recession.

  • Former Georgia legislator named new chancellor at ECU 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 5:56 pm

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - The UNC Board of Governors has chosen a former Georgia legislator as the new chancellor at East Carolina University.

  • North Carolina state controller confirmed to another term 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 4:03 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The General Assembly has finally signed off on keeping Gov. Pat McCrory's choice for North Carolina state controller on the job for the next six years.

  • Senate majority leader expects talk about referendum idea 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 12:54 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The majority leader in the North Carolina Senate says the chamber's Republicans will soon discuss the possibility of holding a referendum on a new law addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limits on LGBT anti-discrimination rules.

  • The Latest: Lower Medicaid projections helps cover pay plan 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 11:55 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on Gov. Pat McCrory's administration presenting details of its proposed $22.3 billion budget for the coming fiscal year (all times local):

  • College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-16 3:39 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S. universities.

  • North Carolina Dems pan 'keep our state straight' comment story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 6:14 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Rhetorical skirmishes continued Tuesday in North Carolina over a law limiting protections for LGBT people, as Democrats criticized a Republican's plea to "keep our state straight."

  • NC sues 14 months after audit finds school money mismanaged 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:36 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is suing more than a year after state auditors said charter school officials mismanaged taxpayer money before shutting down suddenly.

  • The Latest: Bathroom law didn't deter transgender protesters story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:31 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on protests over a law curtailing rights for lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people (all times local):

  • Camp Lejeune Marine charged in crash that killed biker 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 10:14 am

    SNEADS FERRY, North Carolina - A Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune has been charged in a wreck that killed a motorcycle driver.

  • Rallies for, against House Bill 2 set on session's first day 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 4:35 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina legislators returning for their annual work session will hear loud and clear from supporters and opponents of a law they approved last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting government protections for LGBT citizens.

  • There's more than House Bill 2 entering legislative session 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 12:03 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A new law approved by the North Carolina General Assembly during a special session last month addressing bathroom use by transgender people and limiting LGBT protections is still dominating headlines heading into the Legislature's annual work session starting Monday.

  • New state Rep. Chris Sgro taking oath before new session 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 4:01 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The head of North Carolina's leading gay-rights group is being sworn in as a member of the North Carolina House on the eve of this year's regular work session.

  • North Carolina GOP's careful plan could be in jeopardy 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 11:10 am

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A decade ago, GOP leaders developed a strategy to take over North Carolina's state government for the first time since 1870: Aggressively pursue the seats of vulnerable Democratic lawmakers and win House and Senate majorities by 2010; use those majorities to redistrict the state in Republicans' favor; and push a business-friendly, socially conservative agenda in a Southern state where progressive policies once held sway.

  • Obama says North Carolina law should be overturned story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-22-16 6:40 pm

    LONDON - President Barack Obama called Friday for the overturning of a North Carolina law that requires transgender people to use public bathrooms conforming to the sex on their birth certificates and restricts protections for LGBT people.

  • Rep. Schaeffer resigns, Chaudhuri appointed in Senate 
    Updated: Apr-22-16 4:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - There have been more comings and goings at the North Carolina General Assembly before this year's work session begins on Monday.

  • Report: N Carolina legislature losing experienced members 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 12:19 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Resignations, pending retirements and runs for other public offices by North Carolina General Assembly members are taking a significant bite out of the legislature's collective experience and effectiveness.

  • Top lawmaker: North Carolina rights law will stay in place story has photos
    Updated: Apr-20-16 7:55 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - A North Carolina legislative leader said Wednesday he doesn't see the need to repeal or revise a law that limits protections for the LGBT community.

  • The Latest: Top lawmaker: N. Carolina law will stay in place 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 6:05 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - The Latest on a law that limits protections for gay, lesbian and transgender people (all times local):