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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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NC Legislature Meets Next Month To Consider Vetoes

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory has scheduled the session when the North Carolina lawmakers will return to Raleigh to consider overriding his first two vetoes on bills related to immigration and drug testing for welfare applicants.

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HEALTH ALERT: Whooping Cough Outbreaks

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Continued outbreaks of whooping cough across North Carolina have led state health officials to encourage residents of all ages to be immunized.

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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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New Bluefin Tuna Rules Proposed

Posted: 08/22/2013 - Boats using surface fishing lines with miles of baited hooks would get individual limits for bluefin tuna under rules proposed to end the practice of dumping dead bluefin caught on hooks meant for other species.

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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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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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State Lawmakers May Defend Laws In Court If AG Won't

Updated: 08/17/2013 - This year, North Carolina's Republican-led General Assembly passed plenty of bills that lawmakers knew would be challenged. And in a last-minute move, legislators are giving their leaders the authority to defend the laws in court.

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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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A UPS Pilot Killed In Alabama Crash Lived In NC

Posted: 08/15/2013 - The Jefferson County, Ala., medical examiner on Thursday night identified the victims as Capt. Cerea Beal, Jr., 58, of Matthews, N.C. and First Officer Shanda Fleming, 37, of Lynchburg, Tenn.

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