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President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV) President Barack Obama addressed the VA's problems at the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte. (WBTV)

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues Video included

Obama defended his administration's response to lapses that delayed health care for veterans, but conceded that more must be done to regain their trust. More>>

Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

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The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session.  More>>

Head of NC counties leaving for national post

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David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November. More>>

Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

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President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan. More>>

Koch brothers: Understanding the men with a major political impact

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The Koch brothers have a dominant impact on American politics, supporting Republicans and the Tea Party. More>>

Judge's ruling on school vouchers being appealed Video included

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A ruling by a Wake County superior court judge that a state program to pay for private school vouchers is unconstitutional is being appealed. More>>

NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
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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. More>>

Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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.
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Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice. More>>

NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure Video included

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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. More>>

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

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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. More>>

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. More>>

McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court Video included

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

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Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

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.
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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. More>>

Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session Video included

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.
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Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer. More>>

NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

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This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week. More>>

General Assembly coming back again next week Video included

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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. More>>

NC Senate sends House bargain on teacher assistants

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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. More>>

NC legislature could wrap up work session soon

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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. More>>

Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad by in NC

Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority. Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority.
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Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race. More>>

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  • Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

    Brubaker ranked top NC lobbyist

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-08-26 21:26:39 GMT
    The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session. 
    The North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research said Republican Harold Brubaker ranked No. 1 on the list during the 2013 legislative session. 
  • Head of NC counties leaving for national post

    Head of NC counties leaving for national post

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-26 19:20:59 GMT
    David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November.
    David F. Thompson will become president and managing director of the national group's financial services office in November.
  • Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

    Hagan tested by Obama's visit to her state

    Monday, August 25 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:24:11 GMT
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    President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.
    President Barack Obama's visit to the American Legion this week is posing an uncomfortable test for embattled Sen. Kay Hagan.
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  • Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:06 GMT
    The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.
    A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in appearing to try to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice...
  • Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:29 GMT
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
  • Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:59:19 GMT
    A prosecutor is urging a federal jury to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
    A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
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  • Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

    Effingham County Siblings Arrested, Charged with Incest

    The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday. 
    The sheriff's office says they two were caught in semi-truck in a parking lot across for Effingham High School on Tuesday. 
  • UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

    UPDATE: NC adult party 'mansion' owner convicted in tax fraud scheme

    Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:29 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:29:02 GMT
    Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
    Residents of a North Raleigh neighborhood say they fear leaving their homes because a neighbor uses her "Mansion" as an "adult, for-profit club." A Wake County Superior Court judge issued a restraining
  • 4 college students killed in Ohio plane crash

    4 college students killed in Ohio plane crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:19:30 GMT
    School officials say the three passengers killed in a fiery plane crashing Ohio were members of the varsity wrestling team for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
    School officials say the three passengers killed in a fiery plane crashing Ohio were members of the varsity wrestling team for Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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