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NC GOP Senate candidates face off as early voting begins

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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... More>>

Committee proposes rules for drone use in NC Video included

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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. More>>

Republican NC Senate candidates meet in debate

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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. More>>

Republicans in NC's Senate race trade few hits

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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. More>>

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

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Duke Energy is defending its coal ash response in documents to the SEC.
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NC March employment numbers show improvement

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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.
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Marijuana group celebrates 4/20 with new Raleigh chapter Video included

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On this twentieth day of April, 4/20, some people in Raleigh are pushing for changes to the state's marijuana laws. More>>

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. More>>

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

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.
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With McIntyre announcing his retirement after nine terms representing North Carolina's 7th Congressional district, Rouzer is back on the ballo.     More>>

Hagan contrasts persona, GOP in NC Senate campaign

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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. More>>

Cooper asks NC court to intervene in rate increase

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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. More>>

NC clergy write to Republican government leaders

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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. More>>

McCrory coal ash bill blasted as 'step backward' Video included

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Gov. Pat McCrory called his coal ash regulation a step forward, but a Southern Environmental Law Center lawyer disagrees.

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McCrory unveils plan to tighten regulations on coal ash Video included

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Gov. McCrory unveiled a plan Wednesday to tighten regulations on coal ash.
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Cooper, other lawyers resolve NC defamation case

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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. More>>

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

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The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain. More>>

New TV ads heat up NC Senate race Video included

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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. More>>

McCrory says raises for all linked to revenues

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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. More>>

Judge denies Duke Energy request for stay in coal ash case

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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. More>>

Democrats' ad attacks NC House speaker's payments

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A new ad attacks Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
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More NC Senate candidates release money totals

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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. More>>

McCrory says tax overhaul will create jobs, attract business to NC Video included

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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. More>>

Feds: NC has made 'significant strides' in food stamps backlog Video included

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A federal administrator said North Carolina has “made significant strides” in providing services to families in need of food stamps, according to a letter dated April 15. More>>

McCrory Twitter account calls Masters jacket 'infamous'

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McCrory's Twitter account used a surprising word to describe the green jacket given to the Masters champion.
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NC LGBT group to hold rally over tax filing policy

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North Carolina's largest LGBT advocacy group is holding a rally to protest a new state tax policy regarding same-sex couples. More>>

McCrory, tax overhaul opponents talk on filing day

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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. More>>

NC legislators talk teacher pay as session nears Video included

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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. More>>

Capital punishment back before NC Supreme Court Video included

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North Carolina's highest court is again looking into the state's capital punishment laws. More>>

NC teacher salary report doesn't please all

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A North Carolina committee on teacher salaries doesn't go far enough, some say.
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Nurse, ex-mayor, Canadian also run for NC Senate

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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. More>>

2 Democrats challenge favored Hagan in NC primary

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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. More>>

NC lawmakers want tuition grant program resumed

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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. More>>

Today is deadline to register for May NC primary

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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. More>>

Promising new technique helps people with paralysis Video included

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In a new study released Tuesday in the journal Brain, researchers demonstrate a promising new technique that will help people with paralysis.


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McCrory counsel: Cooper has politicized coal ash

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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. More>>

Tweak to NC law protected Duke's coal ash pits

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A change in a regulatory reform bill could help Duke Energy avoid some costly cleanup costs. More>>

Hillary Clinton calls Benghazi her biggest regret Video included

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was noncommittal on her political plans in an interview at the NADA convention. More>>

Authoritative NC Manual trying to stay alive

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The public more often uses Google to learn the names of their current representatives, recent election results or the official state flower. More>>

Competing NC tax overhaul bills discussed

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House and Senate Republicans are providing more details about their competing plans to overhaul North Carolina's tax system. More>>

Humane Society, NC Chamber differ on bill's intent Video included

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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. More>>

Senate Republicans moving NC budget to House

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Senate Republicans are about ready to hand off their North Carolina state budget proposal to their counterparts in the House. More>>

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  • 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.
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  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:06:24 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...
  • Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:47:05 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    As trade negotiators struggled to overcome their differences, President Barack Obama on Thursday rejected suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger and urged the U.S. and Japan to take bold steps to complete...
  • Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

    Campaign 2016: Texas Gov. Perry says he needs prep

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:25:20 GMT
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll need more preparation if he runs for president again in 2016.
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