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  • More NC Senate candidates release money totals

    More NC Senate candidates release money totals

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-04-16 10:46:41 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC

    McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-04-16 00:01:51 GMT
    Tax day is becoming increasingly political in North Carolina, and conservatives on Tuesday used the day to praise their major tax overhaul while critics said it will burden the middle and lower classes.
    Tax day is becoming increasingly political in North Carolina, and conservatives on Tuesday used the day to praise their major tax overhaul while critics said it will burden the middle and lower classes.
  • McCrory Twitter account calls Masters jacket 'infamous'

    McCrory Twitter account calls Masters jacket 'infamous'

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-15 19:10:51 GMT
    McCrory's Twitter account used a surprising word to describe the green jacket given to the Masters champion.
    McCrory's Twitter account used a surprising word to describe the green jacket given to the Masters champion.
  • NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

    NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-04-15 09:58:18 GMT
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    North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.
    North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples.
  • McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

    McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-04-15 09:28:18 GMT
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    Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation.
    Conservatives are using the April 15 deadline to celebrate tax changes that North Carolina lawmakers argue will keep more money in family wallets and encourage job creation.
  • NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears

    NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:57:02 GMT
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    There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers.
    There's only a month to go before the North Carolina legislature reconvenes in Raleigh and more ideas are floating around to improve public school pay beyond just the youngest teachers.
  • Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court

    Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:50:27 GMT
    North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws.
    North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws.
  • NC teacher salary report doesn't please all

    NC teacher salary report doesn't please all

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:45:02 GMT
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    A North Carolina committee on teacher salaries doesn't go far enough, some say.
    A North Carolina committee on teacher salaries doesn't go far enough, some say.
  • Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate

    Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-12 16:35:45 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • 2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary

    2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary

    Saturday, April 12 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-04-12 16:18:51 GMT
    While many Republicans want to vote U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan out of office in November, other voters get the chance to affirm her as the Democratic Party's nominee with their votes in May.
    While many Republicans want to vote U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan out of office in November, other voters get the chance to affirm her as the Democratic Party's nominee with their votes in May.
  • NC lawmakers want tuition grant program resumed

    NC lawmakers want tuition grant program resumed

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:46 PM EDT2014-04-12 00:46:16 GMT
    North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they plan to ask the state Supreme Court to stop a lower-court decision that prevents a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools this fall.
    North Carolina Republican legislative leaders say they plan to ask the state Supreme Court to stop a lower-court decision that prevents a new program using taxpayer money for tuition at K-12 private or religious schools this fall.
  • Today is deadline to register for May NC primary

    Today is deadline to register for May NC primary

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:23:17 GMT
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    A new law means North Carolina residents are no longer allowed to register to vote during early voting. So they're just about out of time if they want to cast ballots for the May 6 primary.
    A new law means North Carolina residents are no longer allowed to register to vote during early voting. So they're just about out of time if they want to cast ballots for the May 6 primary.
  • NCAE town hall hopes to get General Assembly's attention

    NCAE town hall hopes to get General Assembly's attention

    Thursday, April 10 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-04-10 09:39:43 GMT
    The General Assembly will be facing down a lot of frustrated teachers when it gets back in session. 
    The General Assembly will be facing down a lot of frustrated teachers when it gets back in session. 
  • Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban

    Suit cites urgency to overturn NC gay marriage ban

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-04-09 22:59:19 GMT
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    The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.
    The American Civil Liberties Union on Wednesday launched a new legal assault on North Carolina's constitutional ban on recognizing same-sex marriage, urging a federal judge to quickly negate it to help children and gay couples suffering from urgent health problems.
  • Some NC lawmakers want governor's order canceled

    Some NC lawmakers want governor's order canceled

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:37:13 GMT
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    Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled.
    Some North Carolina legislators say Gov. Pat McCrory went too far with an executive order last summer about how to enforce a new law on leaking trash trucks and want it canceled.
  • NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots

    NC Republicans hold more top effectiveness spots

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:58 AM EDT2014-04-08 08:58:13 GMT
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    North Carolina Republicans expanded their majorities at the General Assembly at 2012. A survey assembled every two years by a nonpartisan research group finds they are wielding more influence in the legislative...
    North Carolina Republicans expanded their majorities at the General Assembly at 2012. A survey assembled every two years by a nonpartisan research group finds they are wielding more influence in the legislative process, too.
  • NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals

    NC Senate hopefuls announce 1st quarter totals

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:17:25 GMT
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    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.
    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.
  • Tillis bets on NC legislative record in Senate bid

    Tillis bets on NC legislative record in Senate bid

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-05 16:17:37 GMT
    Thom Tillis is betting the General Assembly's accomplishments since he became House speaker in 2011 will win him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
    Thom Tillis is betting the General Assembly's accomplishments since he became House speaker in 2011 will win him the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.
  • NC Libertarian convention meeting this weekend

    NC Libertarian convention meeting this weekend

    Friday, April 4 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-04-04 09:09:13 GMT
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    North Carolina's Libertarian Party will have an unusual gathering this weekend because it will host a forum for its primary candidates for U.S. Senate.
    North Carolina's Libertarian Party will have an unusual gathering this weekend because it will host a forum for its primary candidates for U.S. Senate.
  • McCrory returns from 2 days in Washington

    McCrory returns from 2 days in Washington

    Thursday, April 3 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-03 23:01:24 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory is back in North Carolina after two days of meetings in and around Washington, D.C. related to the military, education and the state's economy.
    Gov. Pat McCrory is back in North Carolina after two days of meetings in and around Washington, D.C. related to the military, education and the state's economy.
  • Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn't stop 2-state voting

    Attorney: NC photo ID wouldn't stop 2-state voting

    Thursday, April 3 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-03 19:05:57 GMT
    Critics of North Carolina's elections overhaul law say information about potential voter fraud does not justify such wide-ranging and restrictive changes approved by Republicans last year.
    Critics of North Carolina's elections overhaul law say information about potential voter fraud does not justify such wide-ranging and restrictive changes approved by Republicans last year.
  • Report points to possible voter fraud in NC

    Report points to possible voter fraud in NC

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-04-02 22:31:44 GMT
    A report presented Wednesday to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee said 81 voters have a voter history later than the date of their death.A report presented Wednesday to the Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee said 81 voters have a voter history later than the date of their death.
    State election officials are looking into thousands of cases where registered voters may have voted in two states or after their reported death.
    State election officials are looking into thousands of cases where registered voters may have voted in two states or after their reported death.
  • 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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  • VIRAL VIDEO: Hilarious SWA Flight attendant

    VIRAL VIDEO: Hilarious SWA Flight attendant

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:30 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:30:43 GMT
    This Southwest Airlines flight attendant is making the rounds on the Internet for her comedic approach to pre-flight safety announcements.
    This Southwest Airlines flight attendant is making the rounds on the Internet for her comedic approach to pre-flight safety announcements.
  • Patriot Guard Riders to escort bodies of Tampa Bay Ft. Hood shooting victims

    Patriot Guard Riders to escort bodies of Tampa Bay Ft. Hood shooting victims

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:10:29 GMT
    Sgt. Daniel Ferguson, 39, was killed in the Ft. Hood shooting on April 2. Courtesy: Fort Hood Public Affairs OfficeSgt. Daniel Ferguson, 39, was killed in the Ft. Hood shooting on April 2. Courtesy: Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
    Florida's Patriot Guard Riders will honor two Fort Hood shooting victims Friday by escorting their remains from Tampa International Airport to local funeral homes.
    Florida's Patriot Guard Riders will honor two Fort Hood shooting victims Friday by escorting their remains from Tampa International Airport to local funeral homes.
  • Top 3 on 3: Hardest Working Zip Codes

    Top 3 on 3: Hardest Working ZIP Codes

    Top 3 on 3: Hardest Working ZIP Codes

    For this Top 3 on 3, we aggregated the total amount of income all 79 zip codes in the Coastal Empire and Low Country earned from wages and from owning and operating a business.Dividing that sum into the
    For this Top 3 on 3, we aggregated the total amount of income all 79 zip codes in the Coastal Empire and Low Country earned from wages and from owning and operating a business.Dividing that sum into the
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