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  • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:51:44 GMT
    People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
  • Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:44:30 GMT
    Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
  • NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

    NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:47:46 GMT
    House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
    House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps.
  • Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

    Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:56:39 GMT
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    A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
    A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill.
  • Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

    Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

    N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.
    Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
    Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
  • McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court

    McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:17:54 GMT
    Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

    McCrory named Mark Martin to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the month.

    McCrory named Mark Martin to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the month.

  • Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

    Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

    Monday, August 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:37:28 GMT
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis aired his first general election television ad Monday, touting working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis aired his first general election television ad Monday, touting working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
  • Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session

    Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:00:17 GMT
    A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.
    Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer.
    Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer.
  • NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:50:56 GMT
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    This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week.
    This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week.
  • General Assembly coming back again next week

    General Assembly coming back again next week

    Friday, August 15 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-08-16 00:41:30 GMT
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    North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants.
    North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants.
  • NC Senate sends House bargain on teacher assistants

    NC Senate sends House bargain on teacher assistants

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-08-15 10:26:00 GMT
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    Most of the North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh by week's end to try to wrap up its three-month work session.
    Most of the North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh by week's end to try to wrap up its three-month work session.
  • NC legislature could wrap up work session soon

    NC legislature could wrap up work session soon

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-08-13 22:53:14 GMT
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    The North Carolina General Assembly may be officially winding down two weeks after lawmakers left Raleigh without an agreed-to plan on when to return to take up pending legislation.
    The North Carolina General Assembly may be officially winding down two weeks after lawmakers left Raleigh without an agreed-to plan on when to return to take up pending legislation.
  • NCDOT looking to fund state's roadway projects

    NCDOT looking to fund state's roadway projects

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-08-12 20:54:50 GMT
    NCDOT said there are 1,800 are highway projects across the state that would cost more than $66 billion combined.NCDOT said there are 1,800 are highway projects across the state that would cost more than $66 billion combined.
    Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation are faced with the task of figuring out of much road work needs to be done in the state and how to pay for it.
    Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation are faced with the task of figuring out of much road work needs to be done in the state and how to pay for it.
  • Hagan takes on Tillis for NC Senate debate comment

    Hagan takes on Tillis for NC Senate debate comment

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:36 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:36:47 GMT
    Some parents and teachers are planning to stand with North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan to predict what public education would look like if House Speaker Thom Tillis replaced her in Washington.
    Some parents and teachers are planning to stand with North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan to predict what public education would look like if House Speaker Thom Tillis replaced her in Washington.
  • NC ranked 37th on list of best and worst school systems

    NC ranked 37th on list of best and worst school systems

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-12 15:11:33 GMT
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    According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub, North Carolina's school systems ranks as the 37th best in the nation.

    According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub, North Carolina's school systems ranks as the 37th best in the nation.

  • SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

    SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election

    Monday, August 11 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-08-11 23:16:27 GMT
    McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.
    A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
    A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election.
  • McCrory signs remaining bill on desk into law

    McCrory signs remaining bill on desk into law

    Monday, August 11 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-08-11 22:56:34 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the last bill left behind by the General Assembly when it completed most of its work for the year this month.
    Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the last bill left behind by the General Assembly when it completed most of its work for the year this month.
  • Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:18:36 GMT
    Judge rules November election in North Carolina can be held with new GOP-backed voting changes.
    Judge rules November election in North Carolina can be held with new GOP-backed voting changes.
  • McCrory rips heads of NC teachers association for criticizing budget

    McCrory rips heads of NC teachers association for criticizing budget

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-08-08 21:41:13 GMT
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had harsh words for the North Carolina Association of Educators on Thursday.
    North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had harsh words for the North Carolina Association of Educators on Thursday.
  • Groups call out McCrory on NC immigrant children

    Groups call out McCrory on NC immigrant children

    Friday, August 8 2014 5:03 AM EDT2014-08-08 09:03:01 GMT
    Civil rights leaders and immigrant advocates say they're calling out Gov. Pat McCrory for negatively addressing the plight of an influx of children from Central America now in North Carolina.
    Civil rights leaders and immigrant advocates say they're calling out Gov. Pat McCrory for negatively addressing the plight of an influx of children from Central America now in North Carolina.
  • Gov. McCrory signs state budget

    Gov. McCrory signs state budget

    Thursday, August 7 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-08-07 23:17:14 GMT
    Gov. McCrory signed the $21 billion state budget Thursday.Gov. McCrory signed the $21 billion state budget Thursday.
    Gov. Pat McCrory officially signed the $21 billion state budget into law Thursday morning.
    Gov. Pat McCrory officially signed the $21 billion state budget into law Thursday morning.
  • Superintendent: Book can stay in NC school library

    Superintendent: Book can stay in NC school library

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:28:40 GMT
    A local resident challenged the book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" because of references to sexual behavior, bullying, violence and racism.A local resident challenged the book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" because of references to sexual behavior, bullying, violence and racism.
    The Brunswick County school superintendent has decided that a challenged book may remain in a middle school library.
    The Brunswick County school superintendent has decided that a challenged book may remain in a middle school library.
  • NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

    NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-08-07 00:09:41 GMT
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    North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation, but House and Senate Republicans have agreed on nothing to consider so far, a key House leader said Wednesday.
    North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation, but House and Senate Republicans have agreed on nothing to consider so far, a key House leader said Wednesday.
  • NC Democrats offer alternative to coal ash plan

    NC Democrats offer alternative to coal ash plan

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:32:01 GMT
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    A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.
    A group of Democrats in the North Carolina House has introduced a bill that would forbid Duke Energy from passing the costs of cleaning up its coal ash dumps on to its electricity customers.
  • McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

    McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-03-25 20:34:12 GMT
    McCrory Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens says Cooper has complicated the issue by using Duke's massive coal ash spill to raise money for his campaign.
    McCrory Chief Legal Counsel Bob Stephens says Cooper has complicated the issue by using Duke's massive coal ash spill to raise money for his campaign.
  • Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

    Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

    Monday, March 17 2014 7:13 PM EDT2014-03-17 23:13:48 GMT
    Editor's note: This story is developing and will be updatedAfter a coalition of environmental groups sued to force Duke Energy to clean up nearly three dozen leaky coal ash dumps spread across North Carolina,
    A change in a regulatory reform bill could help Duke Energy avoid some costly cleanup costs.
  • Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

    Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

    Sunday, January 12 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-01-12 22:50:37 GMT
    The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower.
    The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower.
  • Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

    Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

    Thursday, May 30 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-05-30 15:16:45 GMT
    House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system.
    House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system.
  • Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent

    Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 8:08 PM EDT2013-05-29 00:08:27 GMT
    An animal protection group is running a television ad opposing a bill they say would make it harder to uncover animal abuse with whistleblower videos at North Carolina companies.
    An animal protection group is running a television ad opposing a bill they say would make it harder to uncover animal abuse with whistleblower videos at North Carolina companies.
  • Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

    Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

    Thursday, May 23 2013 4:17 AM EDT2013-05-23 08:17:42 GMT
    Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House.
    Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House.
  • Tata will get 2 salaries as DOT chief

    Tata will get 2 salaries as DOT chief

    Tony Tata will be the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
    Tony Tata will be the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
  • White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC

    White House outlines budget cuts impact on NC

    Monday, February 25 2013 6:53 AM EST2013-02-25 11:53:56 GMT
    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
    Governor Pat McCrory is in Washington, along with other governors, meeting with President Barack Obama. The president is expected to discuss budget cuts with the governors Monday.
  • Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

    Group: McCrory should try to live on $350 a week

    Monday, January 28 2013 9:28 AM EST2013-01-28 14:28:09 GMT
    Community leaders and advocates for the unemployed are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum employment benefit of $350 weekly that lawmakers are considering. Challenge sponsor
    Community leaders and advocates for the unemployed are calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to live for one week on the maximum employment benefit of $350 weekly that lawmakers are considering. 
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