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Poole Pleads Not Guilty

Updated: 04/06/2010 - A former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley has pleaded not guilty to dozens of federal corruption charges.

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Investigative File On Political Giving Sealed

Posted: 03/30/2010 - The investigation into whether employees for a North Carolina company gave unlawful contributions to Gov. Beverly Perdue and Senate leader Marc Basnight has reached a new phase.

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Wake School Board Ends Busing To Achieve Diversity

Posted: 03/23/2010 - School officials in North Carolina's capitol city have given final approval to a plan that would roll back the district's policy on busing students to achieve diversity.

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Paulson To Talk Economy At UNC

Posted: 03/22/2010 - The man who spearheaded the Bush Administration's $700 billion bank bailout fund is explaining his decisions to a North Carolina crowd.

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Perdue Forfeits $48,000 In Questioned Donations

Posted: 03/19/2010 - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has forfeited $48,000 in political contributions because her campaign says the donors may have been reimbursed by their company for the donations.

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Ex-Easley Aide Charged With Tax Evasion

Updated: 03/18/2010 - An ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley who already faces 51 corruption-related charges has also been indicted for tax evasion.

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Easley Campaign Pays Part Of Election Penalty

Posted: 03/18/2010 - Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley's political committee has paid part of the $100,000 penalty the State Board of Elections levied against it last fall, but may not be able to pay it all.

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Ruffin Poole Scheduled For Arraignment

Posted: 03/18/2010 - The ex-aide to former Gov. Mike Easley is returning to a North Carolina federal court and may find out whether the start of his trial will be pushed back.

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UPDATE: Ex-FBI Agents Set To Begin Review Of NC Crime Lab

Posted: 03/18/2010 - Two former assistant directors of the FBI are beginning a review of North Carolina's crime lab following revelations that led to a groundbreaking exoneration of a man wrongly accused in a 1991 murder.

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Ex-Governor's Aide Argues Dismissal Of Charges

Posted: 03/16/2010 - The ex-aide to former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley wants a judge to dismiss all 51 corruption-related counts filed against him, arguing federal prosecutors failed to allege essential elements of bribery and extortion.

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Insurance Coverage Debate For Elective Abortions

Posted: 03/16/2010 - The hot button issue of abortion was on the agenda for two county Boards of Commissioners Monday. One county voted to restore insurance coverage for elective abortions while the other county voted to drop it.

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Tar Heels Miss Out On Dance, Settle For NIT

Posted: 03/15/2010 - The Tar Heels were a No. 4 seed in the bracket released Sunday, the second time in the past three years that the defending national champion missed the NCAA tournament. Florida also played in the NIT in 2008 after winning the title.

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Gov't: No Delay Needed In Trial Of Ex-Easley Aide

Posted: 03/09/2010 - Federal prosecutors say a former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley should go on trial this spring because Ruffin Poole and his attorney have had enough time and help to prepare.

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Former FBI Agents To Probe North Carolina Lab

Posted: 03/05/2010 - North Carolina's attorney general has ordered an independent review of the state's crime lab following revelations about practices there that led to a groundbreaking exoneration of a man wrongly accused of murder.

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