RALEIGH — They’re either too left or too right, wrong on an issue or just refuse to get along. Challengers and interest groups opposing several Republican General Assembly incumbents are pushing these arguments to make this two-year term their last ...Read More »
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RALEIGH — U.S. Senate candidate Greg Brannon gave false or misleading statements to two people as he tried to get them to invest in a now-defunct technology company, meaning he’s now liable for more than $250,000, a jury concluded on ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina business leaders, educators and elected officials have given Gov. Pat McCrory what’s billed as a road map for the state’s economic prosperity for the next decade. The North Carolina Economic Development Board presented its proposal Friday to McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The 2014 elections will go on as planned after North Carolina’s highest court refused to delay them while the justices consider the legality of the most recent version of election districts. The state Supreme Court announced Friday its denial of a ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The validity of North Carolina’s legislative and congressional maps is back in the hands of the state Supreme Court as attorneys argued Monday whether the boundaries comply with federal and state laws and previous court opinions. The court’s seven justices offered ...Read More »
RALEIGH — North Carolina Democrats sapped of ruling power in state government over the past three years are cautiously optimistic their fortunes will improve in 2014, thanks to what they describe as poor Republican policy decisions in Raleigh. Party leaders and organizers say ...
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RALEIGH — With Democrat Kay Hagan already targeted in hostile ads for supporting the federal health care overhaul, North Carolina Republicans face a choice: Do they opt for a powerful state legislator, a tea party champion or a staunch social conservative to challenge ...
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RALEIGH — A key budget-writer in the North Carolina state Senate said Thursday he’s leaving the General Assembly next month to become a top executive at a large hospital system. Sen. Pete Brunstetter, R-Forsyth, said he’ll resign effective Dec. 15 ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory says his administration is looking at many options to bolster North Carolina public school teacher pay, including front-loading raises toward new teachers and increases based on instructional performance or in-demand fields. McCrory made the comments Thursday as ...Read More »
RALEIGH — Some pricey bathroom renovations at the Executive Mansion have been dropped from Gov. Pat McCrory’s plan for spending taxpayer dollars to repair North Carolina government buildings. A legislative panel signed off Tuesday on plans from McCrory and the University of North Carolina system to ...Read More »