Even though federal regulators approved the Duke Progress merger Friday night some state lawmakers are still hoping to stop it on the state level unless it addresses billions of dollars in debt by ElectriCities members.
Gov. Beverly Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax.
North Carolina moved closer to becoming the first U.S. state to compensate victims of a forced sterilization program when the state House approved legislation Tuesday to compensate living survivors $50,000 each.
More debate is expected about funding for the sheriff's office. Commissioners voted Monday to use money from housing federal inmates at the jail for the general county fund, instead of for the sheriff's office.
A program that puts billions of dollars in the pockets of farmers whether or not they plant a crop may disappear with hardly a protest from farm groups and the politicians who look out for their interests.
A North Carolina political organization is running a new television commercial again trying to raise conflict-of-interest questions about Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory while Charlotte's mayor.
The Justice Department entered the long-running struggle over voter eligibility Thursday, warning Florida that its program to check the citizenship status of registered voters violates both Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
President Barack Obama shared the stage with former President George W. Bush, the predecessor he often inveighs against, in a friendly White House welcome for the unveiling of the 43rd president's official portrait.
House budget-writers have recommended changes to the spending plan for North Carolina state government next year that ease school district funding reductions and give public employees and teachers a small bonus four years after their last pay increase.