RALEIGH — After four years of turning North Carolina politics upside down, Republicans at the General Assembly could be prepping for a more subdued two-year legislative session. GOP legislators entering power in both chambers for the first time in 140 ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — The North Carolina General Assembly opened to script Wednesday, with Republicans still squarely in charge of the legislature, electing their top officers without a challenge and leaders keeping to conservative themes and calls to work together. The House elected Rep. Tim ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The General Assembly geared up Tuesday, the eve of its next two-year session, with lawmakers arriving to set up offices in Raleigh and Republicans already fundraising two months removed from the last election. Only about 20 new lawmakers ...
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RALEIGH — Raleigh and North Carolina state government have finally reached an arrangement for the city to buy land near downtown where a mental hospital stood for more than 150 years for a large park. Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane ...
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RALEIGH — Midway through his four-year term, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory has got his talking points down to show he’s met promises to improve North Carolina’s economy and government. McCrory reminds listeners he signed into law bills to lower income tax rates previously ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Tim Moore has spent almost all his life in Kings Mountain, an old textile town— more than 150 miles southwest of Raleigh and 30 miles west of Charlotte — with perhaps more in common with South Carolina than North Carolina. Its name ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Democrats still trying to figure out their comeback in North Carolina politics found more obstacles in 2014. Sen. Kay Hagan narrowly lost to Republican Thom Tillis in what became a GOP year nationwide. Republicans won another U.S. House seat and will ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The legislature stands in the rearview mirror for Thom Tillis after four years as one of North Carolina state government’s most powerful politicians. After defeating Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November in the nation’s most expensive U.S. Senate campaign — ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory has named a veteran manager at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources as the agency’s next top leader once the current secretary shifts to head the Department of Commerce in January. On Tuesday, McCrory ...Read More »
RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory and North Carolina legislators praised each other for the new method they approved last year to fund transportation projects they say is based not on who you know but more on reducing gridlock and creating jobs. The result, ...Read More »