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Congressman Walter Jones Not Giving Up Salary During Shutdown

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.

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UPDATE: DHHS: NC WIC Benefits Restored For Now

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.

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Obama Signs Bill To Pay Military Death Benefits

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.

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ECSU Student Wins City Council Seat

Updated: 10/10/2013 - An Elizabeth City State University student whose bid for city council was originally rejected by the local elections board has apparently won one of two seats in the district which includes the school.

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NEW INFO: New Bern Mayor's Race Going To A Runoff

Updated: 10/09/2013 - The Craven County Board of Elections says Dana Outlaw, who received the second highest amount of votes in the crowded mayor's race, has requested a runoff against fellow alderman, Sabrina Bengel.

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Pentagon Freeze On Death Benefits Sparks Outrage

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Senators are expressing outrage that families of fallen U.S. military personnel are being denied death benefits while Democrats and Republicans grope for a way to end the partial government shutdown.

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DHHS Secretary Wos Grilled By NC Legislators

Posted: 10/08/2013 - North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos got a bipartisan grilling from lawmakers worried about personnel decisions at her embattled agency.

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Obama Urges Boehner To Hold Vote To Reopen Gov't

Posted: 10/08/2013 - President Barack Obama says he told House Speaker John Boehner he's willing to negotiate with Republicans on their priorities, but not under the threat of "economic chaos."

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Obama To Boehner: 'Hold A Vote. Call A Vote Right Now"

Posted: 10/08/2013 - President Barack Obama again pressured House Republicans to put a “clean” government spending bill up for a vote Monday, challenging House Speaker John Boehner's claim that the funding bill lacks sufficient support to pass.

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Healthcare.gov Glitches Still Being Reported

Posted: 10/07/2013 - The glitch-ridden rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law has opponents crowing: "Told you so!" Others, including insurance companies, say there's still enough time to fix the online enrollment system.

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Rabbi And Israeli Kingmaker Dies At 93

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the religious scholar and spiritual leader of Israel's Sephardic Jews who transformed his downtrodden community of immigrants from North Africa and Arab nations and their descendants into a powerful force in Israeli politics, has died. He was 93.

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