State Politics - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

WNCN Today
  • State PoliticsMore>>

  • NC GOP Senate candidates face off as early voting begins

    NC GOP Senate candidates face off as early voting begins

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:15:49 GMT
    The four top-polling Republican Senate candidates, vying to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan, debated on Wednesday night in Raleigh, the night before early voting was set to begin. The primary is May 6, but voters can start heading to the polls on Thursday.During the half hour televised debate, State House of Representatives Speaker Thom Tillis of Charlotte said he was leading a conservative revolution in Raleigh, cutting regulations and taking credit for falling unemployment numbers. Tillis faces c...
    The four top-polling Republican Senate candidates, vying to unseat Democrat Kay Hagan, debated on Wednesday night in Raleigh, the night before early voting was set to begin. The primary is May 6, but voters can start heading to the polls on Thursday.During the half hour televised debate, State House of Representatives Speaker Thom Tillis of Charlotte said he was leading a conservative revolution in Raleigh, cutting regulations and taking credit for falling unemployment numbers. Tillis faces c...
  • Committee proposes rules for drone use in NC

    Committee proposes rules for drone use in NC

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:58:27 GMT
    A legislative committee approved a set of regulations that it hopes will calm people's fears about the use of drones while allowing the industry to flourish.
    A legislative committee approved a set of regulations that it hopes will calm people's fears about the use of drones while allowing the industry to flourish.
  • Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate

    Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:24:44 GMT
    Thom Tillis largely shrugged off criticism about aspects of his legislative record from one of the three other candidates participating in their first television debate.
    Thom Tillis largely shrugged off criticism about aspects of his legislative record from one of the three other candidates participating in their first television debate.
  • Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

    Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:22:40 GMT
    A rival to North Carolina's Republican Senate primary front runner is picking at Thom Tillis' legislative record in the primary's first head-to-head encounter on live TV.
    A rival to North Carolina's Republican Senate primary front runner is picking at Thom Tillis' legislative record in the primary's first head-to-head encounter on live TV.
  • Duke Energy calls coal ash spill 'an accident,' says it has responded

    Duke Energy calls coal ash spill 'an accident,' says it has responded

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:39 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:39:29 GMT
    Duke Energy is defending its coal ash response in documents to the SEC.
    Duke Energy is defending its coal ash response in documents to the SEC.
  • NC March employment numbers show improvement

    NC March employment numbers show improvement

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:10:38 GMT
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce said Monday.
    The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 6.4 percent, the N.C. Department of Commerce said Monday.
  • Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:09:11 GMT
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
    On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws.
  • NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

    NC report expands on jobless rate drop, more work

    North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent.
    North Carolina officials are releasing a report offering more details on employment conditions in March, when nearly 20,000 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent.
  • McIntyre's retirement opens door for GOP in NC 7th

    McIntyre's retirement opens door for GOP in NC 7th

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:33:02 GMT
    Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre will retire after nine terms representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district.Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre will retire after nine terms representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district.
    With McIntyre announcing his retirement after nine terms representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district, Rouzer is back on the ballo.    
    With McIntyre announcing his retirement after nine terms representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district, Rouzer is back on the ballo.    
  • Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

    Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:51 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:51:50 GMT
    Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.
    Kay Hagan's self-identification as a middle-of-the-road U.S. senator who fights for the middle class, among other groups, and responds effectively to constituent requests may sound trite coming from any politician's mouth seeking re-election.
  • Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

    Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:46:50 GMT
    Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene once again on behalf of consumers in light of a decision to restore a rate increase sought by Duke Energy.
    Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking the N.C. Supreme Court to intervene once again on behalf of consumers in light of a decision to restore a rate increase sought by Duke Energy.
  • NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

    NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:37 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:37:10 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:35:12 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.
    Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

  • McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:54:45 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCroryGov. Pat McCrory
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
    Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
  • Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:31:01 GMT
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
    North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper has settled a longstanding case with a family of Raleigh lawyers who sued him for defamation in a television commercial he aired in his campaign for the job 14 years ago.
  • NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

    NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:13:14 GMT
    The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.
    The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.
  • New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    New TV ads heat up NC Senate race

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:25:16 GMT
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
    The May 6 primary is just around the corner and the top three Republican contenders vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan are holding nothing back and neither are supporters of the incumbent senator.
  • McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

    McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:39:14 GMT
    Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.
    Gov. Pat McCrory is still hopeful North Carolina government finances will work out so all public school teachers and state employees can get raises for the coming year and not just the early-career teachers.
  • Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

    Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:31:07 GMT
    The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter.
    The Wake County judge who ordered Duke Energy to take immediate action to eliminate sources of groundwater contamination at its coal ash ponds has denied the utility’s request for a stay in the matter.
  • Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

    Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:30:13 GMT
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
    A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
  • 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
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    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
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    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
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    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
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    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
    North Carolina (with flag)North Carolina (with flag)
    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.
  • 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. 
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Squatters Move Into Soldier's Home and Refuse to Leave

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:25:50 GMT
    Alleged SquatterAlleged Squatter
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
    When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house.
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    MUGS: 36 Arrests In Greenville Prostitution Sting

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 12:58 PM EST2014-02-26 17:58:17 GMT
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
    The Greenville County Sheriff's Office, along with 26 other agencies throughout 15 states, participated in the event during National Day of Johns Arrest.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.