Executive and legislative branches in North Carolina have clashed for years over the balance between the governor's authority to manage state government and the requirement that the General Assembly's laws get carried out.
North Carolina transportation officials say they will review the agency's policy on naming state owned bridges after a Board of Transportation committee refused to name a bridge in Asheville after a firefighter who died while fighting a blaze.
A 24-year-old soldier who fatally stabbed a paratrooper from Virginia while horsing around in a tent in Iraq has been sentenced to nine months in prison, demoted to private and given a bad conduct discharge.
The lawmakers have introduced a bill "No Tolls in North Carolina Act of 2012" to prevent the Federal Highway Administration from approving a pilot program that would add tolls in order to pay for its expansion.
The Legislature's leading staff attorney on constitutional matters says Gov. Beverly Perdue had no legal authority to issue a one-year moratorium on new and increasing tolls for North Carolina's ferry system.
North Carolina's primary is May 8th, and could see quite a few voters turn out, not just for the presidential race, but also for governor and the amendment defining marriage between one man and one woman.
Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs Jr. of New Bern filed requests Wednesday seeking dismissal of charges stemming from more than $28,000 paid for chartered flights not reported as contributions by Perdue's 2008 campaign.
U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Eagles ruled Thursday in Greensboro jury selection will begin April 12th for the federal trial about John Edwards' alleged misuse of campaign funds. A planned January start was delayed while Edwards was treated for a heart condition.