Posted: 10/17/2013 - After 16 days of uncertainty, the argument to vote or not to vote, and a presidential signature, the nation looks forward to the next looming deadline for Congress.
Posted: 10/16/2013 - A 2016 candidate for N.C. governor says attorney general Roy Cooper should appoint an independent attorney to represent the state in lawsuits about gay marriage after Cooper said he personally supports gay marriage.
Updated: 10/17/2013 - President Barack Obama says the government shutdown "inflicted unnecessary damage" to the U.S. economy and damaged America's credibility around the world.
Posted: 10/16/2013 - The governors of Tennessee and North Carolina are working together to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for five days during the busy fall tourism season.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - Governor McCrory has made several appointments to the Coastal Resources Commission.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - Three Democratic congressmen want Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to take a second look at halting North Carolina's welfare-to-work program as the federal shutdown continues.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced on Monday to reach an agreement that could head off a Treasury default that threatens severe national economic damage and reopen the government after a two-week partial shutdown.
Posted: 10/15/2013 - George W. Bush was one of the most athletic U.S. presidents -- jogging, clearing brush on his Texas ranch and an avid mountain biker. But his recent heart problems were a lot more serious than previously thought, according to NBC News.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - The state Department of Health and Human Services said starting Monday it directed county social service offices to no longer approve Work First applications. Renewing current Work First participants also has been suspended.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's getting closer to a deal with Republican leader Mitch McConnell that would increase the nation's borrowing authority and end the 2-week-old government shutdown.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - Even as the partial government shutdown continues into its thirteenth day, the federal government is just a few days away from losing its ability to borrow money and is facing the prospect of defaulting on its bonds.
Posted: 10/14/2013 - Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was gravely wounded in a 2011 mass shooting that killed six and injured 12 others, attended a New York gun show Sunday to draw attention to voluntary background checks for buyers.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - Senate leaders have taken the helm in the search for a deal to end the partial government shutdown and avert a federal default.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says GOP lawmakers are working on trying to come up with a bipartisan solution to the budget stalemate.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - Officials say the employees had been temporary workers at its 89 local unemployment offices.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - It's been seemingly nonexistent in Washington for weeks, as Republicans and Democrats squabbled about funding the government and whether to raise its borrowing limit.
Updated: 10/11/2013 - As the government shutdown continues for the second week, one Congressman here in the east says unlike some of his fellow lawmakers in Washington D.C., he’s not giving up his salary until the shutdown ends.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - A state-run program that gets federal dollars to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women and their young children won't issue any vouchers beyond those already given out for October.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments.
Updated: 10/10/2013 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Democrats will not negotiate with Republican lawmakers as long as the government is still partially closed.
Updated: 10/10/2013 - Libya's state news agency says Prime Minister Ali Zidan, abducted by gunmen at dawn, has now been freed.