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Appointed

The N.C. Democratic Party continues to name its new leadership team, on Tuesday announcing Durham attorney Charlie Reece as treasurer.

MODIFIED: 03/03/15 18:45:29

Courts Technology

Long lines at traffic court and related migraines for the legal system could subside with a bill Rep. Allen McNeill, R-Randolph, has in mind.

MODIFIED: 03/03/15 18:22:11

Hired

Chris Dillon, the former director of governmental affairs for the Wildlife Resources Commission, has been hired as the new intergovernmental relations manager for Wake County.

MODIFIED: 03/03/15 17:25:00

Bathroom Provision

After its most contentious meeting in years, Charlotte City Council voted down the most controversial bill they have considered in years, an amended nondiscrimination ordinance that would have added sexual orientation and gender identity to protected categories.

MODIFIED: 03/03/15 00:24:30

Industial Commission Ruling

The N.C. Industrial Commission has ruled that a widow deserves damages because a state medical examiner did not take basic steps to find out how her husband died and wrongly declared that he suffered a heart attack.

MODIFIED: 03/03/15 00:00:38

Budget Ideas

Gov. Pat McCrory flew across the state on Monday to promote his education budget, his business incentives plan, and road and infrastructure bonds.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:51:34

Voter IDs

State elections officials are getting ready to send an early heads up to roughly 200,000 voters who may not have one of the forms of photo identification they will need to cast their ballot in next year's elections.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:49:43

Courts Director

The head of the state's courts system announced Monday he is stepping down at a time when he faces increasing conflict from Republican legislators for directing magistrates to conduct same-sex marriages, and after struggling through several years of budget cuts.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:48:51

Malone Fundraiser

House Speaker Tim Moore will headline a rare mid-session fundraiser this month for Rep. Chris Malone, a Wake County Republican.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:44:48

Sand Removal

The state should pay for removing sand from beach highways the same way it pays for removing snow and ice after a winter storm, a member of the state Board Transportation said.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:43:45

Autocycle

A legislative committee has set aside time Tuesday to address an almost hypothetical question: What is an autocycle?

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:39:30

Netanyahu Speech

U.S. Rep. Alma Adams is expected to be the only Carolinas Democrat present Tuesday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses Congress.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:37:52

Site Selection

North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine's 2014 Governor's Cup, moving up three spots from last year's ranking, the office of Gov. Pat McCrory announced Monday.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:30:35

Virginia Finalist

Scott Ralls, president of the North Carolina Community College system, is one of four finalists for the job as president of Northern Virginia Community College.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 23:28:38

Session Calendars

The Senate on Monday voted unanimously to move its crossover deadline up from May 7 to April 30.

MODIFIED: 03/02/15 21:39:40

YOU DON’T SAY...

"It's my understanding that when we have a snow event in another part of the state, funding comes from a different pot of money, and I am trying to have the same application for sand removal on Highway 12 on Hatteras Island."
Malcolm Fearing, state Board of Transportation member (Dare County), on how the state pays for snow and ice removal but not for sand removal on beach highways.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, 3/02/15

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