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Border Shift

Legislators are lining up concessions necessary for the redrawn boundary between North and South Carolina to take effect in 2017 after more than 20 years of work.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:54:51

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MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:58:39

Coal Ash

Legislation that would reconstitute the short-lived Coal Ash Management Commission is on the fast track to the desk of Gov. Pat McCrory, who's expected to veto the measure.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:57:49

Solitary Confinement

North Carolina prison officials, moving away from the broad use of solitary confinement, have cut in half the number of inmates kept in isolation.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:53:27

Teacher Screening

Anyone seeking to be licensed to teach in North Carolina would have to undergo a criminal background check under legislation working its way through the General Assembly.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:52:48

Voter ID

Democracy North Carolina, a voting-rights advocacy organization, recorded the experiences of more than 1,400 North Carolina residents whose votes in the March primary election did not count and shared them with a federal appeals court Thursday.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:52:13

13th District

Two Republicans running for Congress in the crowded 13th District primary have gotten big help from outside groups.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:51:33

Campus Plant

A plan for a $55 million Duke Energy natural gas plant at Duke University could help lower the campus' carbon emissions by 25 percent, officials say, but student activists oppose any expansion of fossil fuels.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:50:56


UNC President Margaret Spellings announced the hire of her top strategist Thursday as the UNC system's governing board sorted through issues such as student debt, college completion and a huge demographic shift under way in North Carolina.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:50:22

Congressional Vote

Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in the U.S. House.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:49:39

KKK Recruitment

Roxboro police are investigating Ku Klux Klan flyers distributed this week that encourage supporters of House Bill 2 to join the group.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:49:02

Candy Plant

Gov. Pat McCrory and other local officials and leaders spoke Thursday at the Morinaga American Foods Inc. grand opening ceremony in Orange County.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:48:28

Labor Dispute

Protesters delivered a petition to Sen. Brent Jackson's office Thursday morning that asks him to pay wages they say he owes former workers.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:47:52

Attack Website

Rep. Ted Davis on Thursday decried a "horrible" website that calls him racist.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:47:16

Tesla Store

The Department of Motor Vehicles has denied Tesla Motors' application to sell electric cars at a new store near Charlotte.

MODIFIED: 05/26/16 23:46:04


"That's all it took, one bite and we were friends for life."
Gov. Pat McCrory, on his first meeting with representatives of a Japanese confectionery and sampling their HI-CHEW candy. The governor spoke Thursday at the opening of a plant in Mebane that will produce the fruit-flavored treat.

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Let's Wait on the Bipartisanship Backslapping

MODIFIED: 05/23/16 15:40:41

5 Things to Know About the House Budget

MODIFIED: 05/23/16 15:36:20

Public Safety a Focus Early in Session

MODIFIED: 05/16/16 16:24:27

Other Voices in the HB2 Debate

MODIFIED: 05/16/16 16:22:36

Salaries, Bonuses Focus of Budget Debate

It took no longer than the first budget meeting before the battle lines were drawn in what will become the biggest spending-related debate of 2016. It will be about raises and bonuses for state employees and teachers, as well as cost-of-living adjustments for government retirees.

MODIFIED: 05/02/16 13:37:30


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