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Chief: Police spied on Moral Monday protesters (access required)

An undercover officer attended two meetings of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP held to organize mass protests of the Republican-led state legislature, the city police chief confirmed late Monday.

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More than 50 new laws in NC include abortion, guns (access required)

North Carolina concealed weapon permit holders will have more leeway to bring their handguns into bars and restaurants and onto school and university property starting Tuesday as all or portions of more than 50 laws approved earlier this year are carried out. Other new laws set for Oct. 1 enactment by the General Assembly will place additional rules on abortions, require new consumer protections when they're billed by hospitals and doctors, and demand higher fees for boat licensing.

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New NC laws taking effect Oct. 1 (access required)

New laws taking effect Tuesday in North Carolina include prohibition on filing civil actions based on health problems related to food and drink consumption; criminal backround checks for recipients of federal benefits; expanded punishments for sex criminals; and the requirement that carbon monoxide detectors be placed in hotel and motel rooms.

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Federal government to sue North Carolina over new voter law

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part ...

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