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State Charter School Rule Changes Get Initial Go-Ahead

Posted: 06/17/2014 - Charter schools and their boards would be subject to North Carolina public-records and open-meeting laws and certain schools could seek fast-track approvals under changes the Senate has made to a bill.

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State House Wraps Up Debate On $21 Billion Budget

Updated: 06/14/2014 - The Republican-led House has given its final support to a $21 billion spending plan for North Carolina government that once again garnered several Democratic "yes" votes.

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State Senate Strips McCrory Of Appointments

Posted: 06/12/2014 - The state Senate has stripped Republican Governor Pat McCrory of the power to appoint all the members of a three-member commission that makes the final decision on unemployment insurance benefits for North Carolinians.

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Political Split Outgrows Voting Booth In US

Posted: 06/12/2014 - A new survey from the Pew Research Center finds that Americans are more divided by ideology and partisanship than at any point in the last 20 years.

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NC Senate Leader Meets With Moral Monday Protestors

Posted: 06/09/2014 - The leader of the North Carolina Senate is sitting down with more than a dozen protesters who wanted to discuss their opposition to public education cuts in the chamber's proposed budget.

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McCrory Pushing Back At Legislature In 2nd Year

Updated: 06/09/2014 - It was no doctored photo op when Gov. Pat McCrory stood beside physicians wearing their white coats on stairs brightened by the midday sun and leading out of the Executive Mansion.

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NC Democrats, GOP Seek Unity For US Senate Race

Posted: 06/08/2014 - Four of his five former Republican rivals for the party's U.S. Senate nomination are showing they back state House Speaker Thom Tillis. Second-place finisher Greg Brannon stayed away from a party convention, raising questions about tea party support.

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Remembering Normandy, 70 Years Later

Updated: 06/06/2014 - From a local eastern North Carolina high school, to the Queen city and beyond international borders, the world remembers the historic invasion which defeated Hitler's regime.

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Bergdahl's Hometown Cancels Celebration Amid Furor

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's hometown abruptly canceled plans Wednesday for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds - both for and against the soldier.

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NEW INFO: NC Senate Passes Common Core Replacement Bill

Updated: 06/06/2014 - The state Senate has passed a proposal that's likely to remove North Carolina from the list of states adhering to Common Core standards for what children should learn in the public schools.

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Gov. McCrory Signs Fracking Bill

Posted: 06/04/2014 - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a bill that clears the way for permits to be issued for fracking in North Carolina as soon as next spring.

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