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NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash Video included

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants. More>>

State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate Video included

People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking. People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
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Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process. More>>

Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice. Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
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Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice. More>>

NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure Video included

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House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps. More>>

Breakaway Republicans block NC incentives bill

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A cadre of Republicans in the North Carolina House broke ranks with their leadership to vote down a sweeping economic incentives and tax bill. More>>

Romney headlining Tillis fundraiser in Charlotte

N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall. N.C. House Speaker Thom Tillis is challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan for her seat this fall.

Mitt Romney is appearing at a fundraiser in Charlotte for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. More>>

McCrory names Mark Martin chief justice of NC Supreme Court Video included

Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court. Associate justice Mark Martin was named the chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.
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McCrory named Mark Martin to replace Chief Justice Sarah Parker, a Democrat who is retiring at the end of the month.

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Tillis touts working-class values in new TV ad

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis' first general election television ad touts working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook.
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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis aired his first general election television ad Monday, touting working-class values he said he gained as a paper boy and short-order cook. More>>

Coal ash may not get addressed in NCGA session Video included

A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River. A collapsed pipe at Duke Energy's Dan River Steam Station dumped coal ash into the Dan River.
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Lawmakers will return to the General Assembly Monday afternoon, trying to get in some last minute legislation before they adjourn for the summer. More>>

NCGA session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

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This year's General Assembly session is almost done. Lawmakers hope to wrap up their work this coming week. More>>

General Assembly coming back again next week Video included

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North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxes and funding teacher assistants. More>>

NC Senate sends House bargain on teacher assistants

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Most of the North Carolina legislature is returning to Raleigh by week's end to try to wrap up its three-month work session. More>>

NC legislature could wrap up work session soon

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The North Carolina General Assembly may be officially winding down two weeks after lawmakers left Raleigh without an agreed-to plan on when to return to take up pending legislation. More>>

Senate Dems' campaign arms starts $9M ad by in NC

Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority. Keeping the politically vulnerable Hagan in Washington is considered essential for Democrats to preserve their Senate majority.
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Senate Democrats' campaign arm is spending more than $9 million on TV ads in North Carolina's tight Senate race. More>>

NCDOT looking to fund state's roadway projects Video included

NCDOT said there are 1,800 are highway projects across the state that would cost more than $66 billion combined. NCDOT said there are 1,800 are highway projects across the state that would cost more than $66 billion combined.
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Officials with the North Carolina Department of Transportation are faced with the task of figuring out of much road work needs to be done in the state and how to pay for it. More>>

Hagan takes on Tillis for NC Senate debate comment

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Some parents and teachers are planning to stand with North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan to predict what public education would look like if House Speaker Thom Tillis replaced her in Washington. More>>

NC ranked 37th on list of best and worst school systems

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According to research by the personal finance website WalletHub, North Carolina's school systems ranks as the 37th best in the nation.

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SBI changes could affect 2016 NC gubernatorial election Video included

McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job. McCrory quickly named an acting director for SBI Aug. 7, hours after signing legislation that shifted the agency to one of his Cabinet-level agencies, picking another one of his law enforcement leaders to fill the job.
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A change in who the director of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reports to could have an affect on the 2016 gubernatorial election. More>>

McCrory signs remaining bill on desk into law

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the last bill left behind by the General Assembly when it completed most of its work for the year this month. More>>

Judge: NC vote can be held with GOP-backed changes

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Judge rules November election in North Carolina can be held with new GOP-backed voting changes. More>>

McCrory rips heads of NC teachers association for criticizing budget Video included

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory had harsh words for the North Carolina Association of Educators on Thursday. More>>

Groups call out McCrory on NC immigrant children

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Civil rights leaders and immigrant advocates say they're calling out Gov. Pat McCrory for negatively addressing the plight of an influx of children from Central America now in North Carolina. More>>

Gov. McCrory signs state budget Video included

Gov. McCrory signed the $21 billion state budget Thursday. Gov. McCrory signed the $21 billion state budget Thursday.
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Gov. Pat McCrory officially signed the $21 billion state budget into law Thursday morning. More>>

Superintendent: Book can stay in NC school library

A local resident challenged the book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" because of references to sexual behavior, bullying, violence and racism. A local resident challenged the book, "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" because of references to sexual behavior, bullying, violence and racism.
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The Brunswick County school superintendent has decided that a challenged book may remain in a middle school library. More>>

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  • NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    NC legislators approve regulating toxic coal ash

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:36:33 GMT
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    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
  • State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    State officials hear from both sides of NC fracking debate

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 21:56:13 GMT
    People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.People rallying outside ahead of Wednesday's public comment hearing on fracking.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
    Supporters and opponents of the process of hydraulic fracturing, commonly referred to as “fracking,” are today getting an opportunity to voice their opinions on the process.
  • Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:44:30 GMT
    Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.Judge Robert Hunter, of Morehead City, was appointed an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
    Gov. Pat McCrory appointed Judge Robert Hunter of Morehead City on Wednesday to become an associate Supreme Court justice.
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  • US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-08-21 03:44:17 GMT
    Senior Obama administration officials say the U.S. military launched a secret mission earlier this summer to rescue a number of Americans held captive by militants in Syria but failed to find them.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,...
  • News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    News Guide: Democrats top GOP campaign committees

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 9:16 PM EDT2014-08-21 01:16:16 GMT
    Political committees faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. The highlights:
    Party-controlled campaign committees and outside groups faced a Wednesday deadline to report how much money they raised and spent last month. Highlights:
  • Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    Judge: Justice Dept must provide list of documents

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:26:15 GMT
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.
    A federal judge has ordered the Justice Department to provide Congress with a list of documents that are at the center of a long-running battle over a failed law enforcement program called Operation Fast and Furious.
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