Latest North Carolina state government News

NC Senate candidates to meet in likely only televised debate

Oct. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The two major-party candidates seeking to succeed retiring North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr are meeting for what is likely their only televised debate. Democrat Cheri Beasley and Republican Ted Budd agreed to a one-hour debate being held Friday...

Planned Parenthood pours $5M into vital North Carolina races

Oct. 06, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood's political arm announced a $5 million investment Thursday in North Carolina's battleground races as Democrats fight to preserve the governor's veto power in one of the last abortion access points in the Southeast. Just 32 days from Election...

Court: UNC students can seek COVID semester reimbursement

Oct. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Students at the University of North Carolina can continue their lawsuit seeking monetary damages for fees they paid before in-person fall 2020 classes were canceled due to COVID-19, a state appeals court ruled. A three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals...

Criticism over latest NC redistricting back at Supreme Court

Oct. 05, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Supreme Court returned to the state’s recent divisive round of redistricting on Tuesday, as justices heard further challenges to General Assembly and congressional district lines getting used for next month’s elections. The state’s...

Judge denies GOP appeal for signature checks on mail ballots

Oct. 03, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections directed county election officials on Monday not to engage in signature matching when reviewing absentee ballot envelopes this fall after a judge rejected the GOP appeal of a state board ruling prohibiting the practice. ...

NC Supreme Court weighs if voter ID tainted by racial bias

Oct. 03, 2022 16:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-litigated photo voter identification law was appraised at the state Supreme Court on Monday. Justices heard arguments on whether it was reasonable for trial judges to throw out the law that they determined was tainted by racial bias and...

Governor's office reports at least 4 N.C. storm fatalities

Oct. 01, 2022 19:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Ian downed trees and power lines across North Carolina, and authorities reported at least four fatalities Saturday connected to the severe weather. In Johnston County, outside of Raleigh, a woman found her husband dead early Saturday...

GOP pursues court order over rejected signature check motion

Sep. 30, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One week before North Carolina election officials begin processing by-mail ballots in the closely watched Southern swing state, the GOP is pursuing its latest legal challenge to the electoral procedures established by the Democrat-led State Board of Elections. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 28, 2022 14:15 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. September 23, 2022. Editorial: NC Republicans who voted to overturn 2020 election oppose plan to avoid another coup Almost everything in Congress — access to contraception, lowering the cost of insulin, infrastructure...

Abortion-rights group leader lends support to NC candidates

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a national political action committee working to elect women who support abortion rights visited North Carolina on Tuesday, joining candidates she says must win this fall to block Republican attempts to enact more restrictions. Democratic Gov. Roy...