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North Carolina's Medicaid expansion program has enrolled 500,000 people in just 7 months

Jul. 12, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 500,000 North Carolina residents have enrolled in the state's Medicaid expansion program since it went live about seven months ago, officials announced Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary...

North Carolina governor commutes 4 sentences, pardons 4 others

Jul. 11, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday pardoned four ex-offenders and commuted the sentences of four others convicted of crimes to the time they've already served. Three of the four receiving commutations have been serving decades-long sentences for armed...

North Carolina senator's top aide named CEO of Carolina Hurricanes parent company

Jul. 11, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top aide to a powerful North Carolina state legislator was named Thursday as the chief executive officer of the parent company of the Carolina Hurricanes. Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon announced the hiring of Brian Fork, who has worked for state Senate leader...

Judge denies Clemson’s request to dismiss ACC countersuit

Jul. 10, 2024 19:34 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Clemson’s request to dismiss an Atlantic Coast Conference lawsuit that was filed in response to the school challenging the conference bylaws in court was denied Wednesday by a judge. The case stems from Clemson’s attempt in March to release itself from...

Another political party in North Carolina OK'd for fall; 2 others remain in limbo

Jul. 09, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's elections board certified unanimously on Tuesday a right-leaning political party to field candidates this fall in the state, but again deferred final action for two organizations that collected signatures to help get Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Cornel West on...

More details released in autopsy for gunman who shot and killed four officers in Charlotte

Jul. 09, 2024 17:14 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — More details on the death of the Charlotte gunman who carried out the deadliest attack on law enforcement officers since 2016 were released in state autopsy and toxicology reports. Terry Clark Hughes Jr., 39, opened fire with an assault rifle on officers...

Jill Biden says she's 'all in' on husband's reelection as he insists anew he won't leave the race

Jul. 08, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jill Biden on Monday declared herself “all in” on President Joe Biden's bid to remain as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, despite calls by some Democrats for him to drop out after his damaging debate performance against Donald Trump shook their confidence in...

North Carolina governor signs 12 bills still left on his desk, vetoes 1 more

Jul. 08, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law on Monday nearly all of the bills that remained on his desk from the pile that the Republican-dominated General Assembly sent him before this year's work session ended. But he vetoed another measure and will let the...

North Carolina can switch to Aetna for state worker health insurance contract, judge rules

Jul. 08, 2024 17:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a legal fight involving two health insurance companies seeking to manage North Carolina’s public employee benefits plan, a judge ruled Monday that the plan’s board acted properly when it switched to Aetna and dropped longtime administrator Blue Cross and Blue Shield of...

3 killed when small plane crashes in western North Carolina mountains, officials say

Jul. 08, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

MARION, N.C. (AP) — Three people were killed when a small plane crashed in western North Carolina, officials said Monday. McDowell County Emergency Management said in a statement that emergency personnel responding to a report of a missing small plane found the downed aircraft near...