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House Legislates Curbs On NSA Record-Gathering

Posted: 05/22/2014 - The House has passed a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records. It's the first legislative response to the disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, and the Senate is expected to take it up. But civil liberties activists and technology companies say the bill doesn't go nearly far enough.

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Mixed Opinions On New Wave Of Moral Monday Protests

Updated: 05/19/2014 - The weekly protests known as Moral Mondays have resumed at North Carolina's legislature in Raleigh. More than 1,000 were in attendance at Monday's rally, including about a dozen from Pitt County.

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Obama Considering New Housing And Budget Leaders

Posted: 05/18/2014 - Shuffling his second-term Cabinet, President Barack Obama plans to nominate Housing Secretary Shaun Donovan to be budget director and is considering San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to succeed Donovan, according to people familiar with the selection process.

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17-Year-Old Wins Primary, Unseats WV Lawmaker

Posted: 05/16/2014 - A week before her high school graduation, Saira Blair was barely old enough to vote when she unseated a West Virginia lawmaker almost four times her age.

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Pitt County Could Get Its First Charter School

Updated: 05/14/2014 - An advisory board for the State Board of Education has recommended 11 new charter schools out of 71 applications and one of those schools could be in Pitt County.

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McCrory Unveils $21-Billion NC Budget For Next Year

Posted: 05/14/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory and his top budget writer are focusing on what's not in his North Carolina government spending proposal for the coming year as compared to what's in it.

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New Details Emerge In Pitt County Assistant DA's Firing

Updated: 05/20/2014 - According to an email obtained by WITN, Deputy Chief Ted Sauls, Officer Corey Barrett and Rawl Howard from Code Enforcement spoke on May 6, wondering why so many of Faris Dixon's cases were dismissed for Mahmoud Atiyha, a local taxi driver.

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State Legislature Starts This Year's Session

Posted: 05/14/2014 - North Carolina lawmakers are back at work as this year's legislative session has opened in Raleigh. People unhappy with the General Assembly's right-leaning direction have returned, too.

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Governor McCrory Says Photo ID Will Curb Fraud, Save Money

Updated: 05/13/2014 - Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday he wants it required by law to show photo identification when applying for jobless benefits in North Carolina. WITN caught up with the governor on Tuesday to find out why.

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Feds On Track For Narrowest Budget Gap Since 2008

Posted: 05/12/2014 - The U.S. government ran a big surplus in April, thanks to a flood of tax payments that helped keep the budget on track for the lowest annual deficit in six years.

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