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Terminal Groins

The state has awarded its first terminal groin permit since the structures' controversial 2011 legalization.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 16:46:37

Pep Talk

Gov. Pat McCrory says he knows that icy feeling of losing a job. It's a story he says he's told "very, very few times." 

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 12:58:37

Ineligible Voters

The voter rolls kept by the State Board of Elections contain 145 names that belong to a certain category of ineligible voter -- immigrants in the U.S. under a federal program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, according to elections officials.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 00:04:40

Berger's Pledge

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger pledged Tuesday to file legislation permitting magistrates and registers of deeds to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 00:03:19

Moffitt-Turner Debate

House candidates Tim Moffitt and Brian Turner wrangled over school funding, the Asheville water system and whether the General Assembly has taken North Carolina too far to the right during a debate Tuesday on two radio stations.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 00:02:14

Senate Campaigns

Although it might seem the U.S. Senate race is dominating the airwaves, four state Senate candidates from Wake County joined the TV commercial fray this month.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 00:01:23

Tillis Talk

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis covered familiar ground in an appearance on a cable TV news show carried live Tuesday night: calling for fewer regulations and more security on immigration, terrorism and health issues.

MODIFIED: 10/22/14 00:00:23

Voter Turnout

Volunteers for Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and her Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, hope to connect with enough voters to win the Nov. 4 election.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:59:30

Billing Decision

In a utility rate dispute that has exposed a political rift on the N.C. Utilities Commission, Duke Energy said Tuesday that it has decided not to overcharge its customers for corporate income taxes the company doesn't pay.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:58:43

McCrory Poll

Only about a third of registered voters say they approve of the job that Gov. Pat McCrory is doing, according to an exclusive WRAL News poll conducted by Survey USA that was released Tuesday.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:57:57

Ash Ads

Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday weighed in on the TV ads that have been pounding him over coal ash pollution, sponsored by a national environmental organization.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:57:02

Coble Seat

The race to succeed U.S. Rep. Howard Coble in Congress has seen its share of the unexpected.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:55:20


Neither Republicans nor Democrats say they know anything about fliers on the windshields of cars at a Fayetteville church that included a background photo of a lynching.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:54:31

Mitchell Email

Molotov Mitchell, a Republican running for the Senate, is putting a familiar face in his campaign literature: John Edwards, the former U.S. senator and one-time presidential candidate.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:53:45

Cherryville Payment

An accounting firm in Kings Mountain will pay the town of Cherryville $75,000 for failing to find embezzlement.

MODIFIED: 10/21/14 23:51:44


"We have taken the state on a more fiscally conservative path. Being the reformers that we are, we could anticipate catching a lot of heat."
Rep. Tim Moffitt, on the General Assembly's shift during four years of Republican rule.
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