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Crowd At Lenoir Co.Courthouse For Defund Obamacare Rally

Updated: 08/23/2013 - About 100 people from all over the east met on the steps of the the Lenoir County courthouse Friday evening in Kinston to rally against the new federal healthcare system. The Defund Obamacare rally was organized by the Lenoir County Republican Party.

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Gov. McCrory Signs Remaining Bills

Posted: 08/23/2013 - The General Assembly's web site says 33 of the 34 bills that hadn't been acted upon to date were signed Friday by the governor.

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State Abortion Law From 2011 Before Judges Again

Posted: 08/23/2013 - A federal judge wants to hear from lawyers in person on the legality of 2011 ultrasound requirements passed by North Carolina legislators before deciding whether they should be tossed out permanently as unconstitutional.

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Colin Powell Blasts State's New Voting Laws

Updated: 08/22/2013 - President George W. Bush's former secretary of state Colin Powell thinks North Carolina's new voting law hurts the Republican Party and punishes minority voters.

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MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Coming To Elizabeth City

Updated: 08/22/2013 - WITN has learned a well-known television show host and political commentator is making her way to Eastern North Carolina for a closer look at the Voter ID law.

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McCrory Signs Law Requiring Hospitals Make Prices Public

Posted: 08/21/2013 - The measure requires hospitals to make public their prices on 140 common services and procedures, which will be posted online. Hospitals also would be unable in some situations to place a lien on someone's house to collect unpaid bills.

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Former FBI Agent Named NC Department Of Public Safety Secretary

Updated: 08/22/2013 - Frank Perry is a North Carolina native and Wake Forest University graduate who spent 22 years as an FBI special agent. He then worked for the State Ethics Commission and later as former State Auditor Les Merritt's top investigator.

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Muslim Brotherhood's Leader Detained

Updated: 08/20/2013 - Egyptian security officials and state television say the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood has been detained.

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Moral Monday Protests Continue In Manteo, Burnsville, Charlotte

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Thousands gathered in a downtown Charlotte park to protest the actions of Republican lawmakers during the last legislative session. Protests were held in the coastal community of Manteo, and in Burnsville in the western North Carolina mountains.

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UK Detains Journalist Who Wrote Snowden Stories

Updated: 08/19/2013 - British authorities detained the partner of a journalist who received leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for just under nine hours under the Terrorism Act.

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Advocacy Group: Big Raises Should Be Rescinded For 2 McCrory Staffers

Updated: 08/21/2013 - Progress NC Action wants Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos to rescind $20,000-plus raises to two department workers in April. Spokesman Ricky Diaz and policy adviser Matt McKillip make more than $80,000. Both worked on McCrory's campaign last year.

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Other Crises Overshadow Growing Violence In Iraq

Posted: 08/16/2013 - Officials and experts say the White House's attention is focused elsewhere - even as more than 1,000 people were killed in Iraq in July, the deadliest month since 2008.

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GOP Pushes Rising Stars Amid Calls For Solutions

Posted: 08/15/2013 - A tug of war over the Republican Party's future continues as conservative activists and party leaders from across the country gather in Boston for the Republican National Committee's annual summer meeting.

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Gingrich: 'Hope' Key To Progress For GOP

Posted: 08/15/2013 - Newt Gingrich has a message for Republicans: Stop being so negative, and start talking about ideas – including alternatives to President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

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