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Cooper approves bill formalizing NC prep sports oversight

Nov. 23, 2021 15:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper approved a measure Tuesday for a new governing structure for high school sports. The new law allows the State Board of Education to create a formal agreement with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association,...

Expanded grants gives more students money to attend college

Nov. 21, 2021 00:12 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Additional recent high school graduates will be able to pursue a degree from any North Carolina community college thanks to a newly expanded grant program. The Longleaf Commitment Grants can cover the cost of tuition and fees for up to two years...

Virus researchers, integration leader among NC Award winners

Nov. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Developers of COVID-19 treatments, a champion of public school integration, a folk musician and authors are among the nine latest recipients of North Carolina's highest civilian honor. Gov. Roy Cooper emceed Thursday night's formal presentation of...

Earlier NC absentee vote receipt deadline goes to Cooper

Nov. 18, 2021 22:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans pushed a bill through the legislature on Thursday that would prohibit officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day. Gov. Roy Cooper is likely to veto the proposal, which fellow Democrats and allies say...

N Carolina budget gets final OK, quickly signed by Cooper

Nov. 18, 2021 18:22 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly gave its final approval to a two-year state budget on Thursday and sent it to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who quickly signed it into law. Cooper acted almost immediately after the Republican-controlled legislature...

Rules formalizing NC prep sports oversight heads to governor

Nov. 17, 2021 18:56 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that likely will create a formal agreement between the nonprofit body currently governing North Carolina high school sports and state education leaders received final approval on Wednesday. The compromise scales back specific demands previously advanced by...

NC Republicans advance bill limiting mail-in ballot counting

Nov. 17, 2021 17:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With the legislative year nearing an end, North Carolina Republicans on Wednesday advanced a string of measures that voting rights groups fear would prevent lawfully cast ballots from being counted and discourage participation in the 2022 election. ...

NC General Assembly nears final OK on budget Cooper to sign

Nov. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators on Wednesday neared sending a final state government budget that's over four months late to Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper. His announcement the day before that he'll sign the plan into law halted any drama over a possible repeat of a 2019 budget...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Nov. 17, 2021 13:43 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. Nov. 16, 2021. Editorial: North Carolina will finally get a budget — but it’s not a good one More than two years after a standoff between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers left North Carolina without a...

NC Gov. Cooper says he'll sign 2-year budget bill into law

Nov. 17, 2021 00:31 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday that he would sign the legislature’s final two-year budget bill into law once it reaches his desk, saying the good contained inside the Republican-penned bill “outweighs the bad.” ...