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300 Illegal Immigrants Seek NC Driver's Licenses

Updated: 03/25/2013 - More than 300 illegal immigrants with permission to stay in the United States applied for special driver's licenses on the first day North Carolina made them available.

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McCrory Takes From Other Pots To Build State Reserves

Posted: 03/24/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory's first budget proposal seeks to set aside nearly $1 billion over the next two years to help North Carolina prepare for the unexpected and improve neglected state buildings and computer systems.

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Senate Gives Pre-Dawn OK To Democratic Budget

Updated: 03/23/2013 - The Senate has narrowly passed its first budget proposal in four years as majority Democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering domestic programs targeted by House Republicans.

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FAA To Shut Down Kinston, New Bern Air Traffic Towers

Updated: 03/22/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration says 149 federal contract towers will close beginning April 7th, including at the Coastal Carolina Regional Airport in New Bern and the Kinston Regional Jetport, as part of the agency's sequestration plan.

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State's Sweepstakes Industry Keeps Pushing For Legality

Posted: 03/21/2013 - North Carolina's crippled video sweepstakes industry says it'll keep asking lawmakers and Gov. Pat McCrory to consider legislation to regulate and tax their games despite a gambling scandal in Florida.

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House Passes GOP Budget That Sharply Cuts Spending

Posted: 03/21/2013 - House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutting safety-net programs for the poor and by clamping down on domestic agencies.

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Rockets Hit Israel As Obama To Meet Palestinians

Posted: 03/21/2013 - On the second day of a Mideast tour, U.S. President Barack Obama is set to emphasize the importance of reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, a message underscored when militants in Gaza launched rockets into southern Israel.

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Senate Approves Huge 2013 Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

Posted: 03/20/2013 - The Senate approved legislation Wednesday to lock in $85 billion in widely decried spending cuts aimed at restraining soaring federal deficits - and to avoid a government shutdown just a week away.

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NC County Commissioners Open Meeting With Prayer

Posted: 03/18/2013 - Rowan County commissioners have opened their latest public meeting with a prayer, one week after the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina filed a lawsuit over the practice.

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House Bill On Voting To Include Other Forms Of ID

Updated: 03/17/2013 - A spokesman for Speaker Thom Tillis is confirming that a House bill on voter identification likely will include IDs such as expired drivers' licenses for older people and those that colleges issue for students.

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