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New Bern Alderman Says He'll Run For Mayor

Updated: 05/31/2013 - An alderman in New Bern has put together a campaign committee to run for mayor. Dana Outlaw says he will hold off on filing for the race until the official filing date which is July 8th.

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NC Gun-Rights Group Runs Radio Ads Critical Of UNC

Posted: 05/28/2013 - A gun-rights advocacy group is running radio commercials criticizing University of North Carolina system leaders for opposing a bill that would allow students and staff to bring a concealed pistol on campus.

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Improving Economy Alters Political Landscape

Posted: 05/25/2013 - Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch and robs Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.

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IRS Official Lerner: "I Did Nothing Wrong"

Posted: 05/22/2013 - The IRS official at the center of the storm over the agency's targeting of conservative groups has told Congress she did nothing wrong and has invoked her constitutional right to not answer lawmakers' questions.

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Senate Budget Plan Heavy On Medicaid Spending

Posted: 05/20/2013 - Senate Republicans say ever-rising costs for Medicaid are siphoning away money in state government that could be used to help public education and law enforcement and raise employee pay.

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Obama Agenda Marches On Despite Controversies

Posted: 05/19/2013 - Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office

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Wind Energy Permitting Process Among New NC laws

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory says a bill laying out how wind farms can operate in North Carolina will help create a diverse supply of energy for the state and boost the economy.

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Judge Lets Ariz. Immigrant License Policy Stand

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A judge has refused to halt Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's policy denying driver's licenses for young immigrants who have gotten work permits and avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.

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Greenville Tea Party Leader Reacts To IRS Scandal

Updated: 05/16/2013 - Greenville Tea Party leader Diane Rufino says the local group was not targeted, but she believes what happened across the country with other conservative groups is criminal.

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GOP, Dems Challenge Holder Over Subpoenas To AP

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Congressional Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday challenged Attorney General Eric Holder over the Justice Department's handling of the investigation of national security leaks and its failure to talk to The Associated Press before issuing subpoenas for the news service's telephone records.

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Ousted IRS Chief: Errors Not Caused By Politics

Updated: 05/17/2013 - The ousted chief of the Internal Revenue Service is telling Congress that his agency made errors in targeting conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he says the mistakes were not the result of partisan views.

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New Bern Aldermen Vote Down Discussing Mayor's Troubles

Updated: 05/15/2013 - The New Bern Board of Aldermen met for the first time Tuesday night since the troubles last week involving Mayor Lee Bettis and voted not to even discuss the mayor at this time.

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