Updated: 09/18/2013 - Margaret "Mardy" Peal began work last month at an annual salary of $95,000 as senior policy advisor at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Posted: 09/18/2013 - It may be eight months away from primary election time, but an Onslow County-based police chief is not wasting time showing he intends to run for the office held by Sheriff Ed Brown for nearly a quarter of a century.
Posted: 09/17/2013 - A new government study says federal health care and retirement programs are threatening to overwhelm the federal budget and harm the economy in coming decades unless Washington finds the political will to restrain their growth.
Posted: 09/16/2013 - Hundreds of people have gathered at the Rowan County administration building to support county commissioners and their right to pray before meetings.
Posted: 09/16/2013 - The North Carolina branch of the NAACP is planning a mass march around the governor's home to protest Republican-backed voting changes that critics say are designed to make it harder to vote for groups that lean toward Democrats.
Posted: 09/15/2013 - North Carolina is still new to veto politics. Its governor was the nation's last to receive veto power to block laws in 1997.
Posted: 09/13/2013 - The South Carolina-based Catawba Indian Nation has filed an application with federal officials to buy 16 acres near Kings Mountain for a planned gambling casino the tribe says would create thousands of new jobs.
Posted: 09/12/2013 - U.S. officials say the CIA has been delivering light machine guns and other small arms to Syrian rebels for several weeks, following President Barack Obama's decision to arm the rebels.
Updated: 09/12/2013 - A member of al-Shabab says American jihadist Omar Hammami was killed in an ambush in Somalia's southern Bay region.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - President Obama says he asked Congress to postpone votes on Syria action to pursue diplomatic solution.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - Here's where all 13 NC Congressmen and our two U.S. Senators stand on voting for the use of force in Syria, according to the latest tally by CNN.
Updated: 09/10/2013 - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has hired a former Republican campaign staffer and lobbyist as the agency's new director of brands and marketing.
Updated: 09/10/2013 - Syria says it has accepted Russia's proposal to place its chemical weapons under international control for subsequent dismantling.
Posted: 09/08/2013 - A change in how North Carolina community college funding is calculated has required many campuses to make cuts this fall.
Posted: 09/07/2013 - Videos the Obama administration showed earlier this week to a select group of senators in closed-door briefings to make the case that a limited military attack on Syria would be justified were obtained by NBC News on Saturday.