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NC Senate budget-writer Brunstetter to resign (access required)

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 ...

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US House hearing to air NC health law complaints (access required)

RALEIGH — Congressional Republicans are making North Carolina a temporary showpiece for opposition to the federal health insurance overhaul law. Republican U.S. Reps. Robert Pittenger of Charlotte and Renee Ellmers of Dunn held an online video conference call on Thursday to hear from ...

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NC Rural Center board stops ex-president payment (access required)

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center’s board has decided not to give a special $242,000 severance to its founding president. The board voted Thursday against giving the payment to Billy Ray Hall, who resigned over the summer. The group was ...

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McCrory: Frontloading teacher raises among options (access required)

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 ...

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Obama move on canceled plans may touch 475K in NC (access required)

RALEIGH — Some of the more than 473,000 North Carolina residents whose health insurance policies were canceled by their companies for not meeting new federal coverage standards may get to keep their current policies under a change President Barack Obama announced Thursday. White ...

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