Posted: 06/25/2013 - Legislative leaders haven't yet negotiated a final budget for the next two years. They're trying to first reach a deal on a tax overhaul.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey said the news emphasizes the need to bring other kinds of jobs to the area to help offset the defense cutbacks.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - The North Carolina Department of Justice released a statement from Attorney General Roy Cooper Tuesday about the Supreme Court's ruling on the Voting Rights Act. Cooper had urged the court to uphold the act before it struck down section 4.
Updated: 06/25/2013 - The North Carolina NAACP announced it will hold a news conference Wednesday morning in Durham to discuss the Supreme Court decision Tuesday to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act .
Updated: 07/01/2013 - Russia's President Vladimir Putin says that National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden will have to stop leaking U.S. secrets if he wants to get asylum in Russia, something he says Snowden doesn't want to do.
Posted: 06/25/2013 - The Supreme Court says a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced until Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require close federal monitoring of elections.
Updated: 06/25/2013 - The North Carolina Senate is approving legislation scaling back restrictions on new landfills and sending it on to the House.
Updated: 06/25/2013 - MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister is rejecting U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.
Posted: 06/22/2013 - A private nonprofit formed to promote North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's agenda is hosting a retreat that features policy briefings with the governor.
Posted: 06/20/2013 - Gov Pat McCrory has signed into law a repeal of a landmark act that allowed convicted murderers in North Carolina to reduce sentences to life in prison if they could prove racial bias.
Posted: 06/20/2013 - Former colleagues are remembering Carteret County legislator Jean Preston for her tenacity and dedication to public education.
Posted: 06/19/2013 - The House has voted to cut food stamps by $2 billion a year.
Posted: 06/17/2013 - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, 5-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
Posted: 06/17/2013 - States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in several states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.
Posted: 06/17/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says he's unsure if he and legislative leaders can agree on a final North Carolina state government budget before the new fiscal year begins in about two weeks.
Posted: 06/17/2013 - More than 80 people are facing criminal charges after the seventh week of protests led by the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP.