Latest North Carolina state government News

Cooper OK's bill offering K-12 students summer school option

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to in-state tuition for military dependents whose parents were reassigned to another location. ...

North Carolina sites halt J&J shots after adverse reactions

Apr. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials said on Thursday that they stopped administering Johnson & Johnson doses at a mass vaccination site in Raleigh and at clinics in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill after at least 26 people experienced adverse reactions, including fainting. ...

Bond set for father, daughter in North Carolina murder case

Apr. 08, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man and his daughter who were sentenced to prison in the 2015 death of an Irish businessman were released on bond Wednesday, weeks after the North Carolina Supreme court agreed that their convictions should be reversed. Prosecutors have not said...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 07, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 5 The Greensboro News & Record on Major League Baseball's removal of the All-Star Game from Atlanta: There’ll be no joy in Cobb County this...

Bill would make Fridays of ACC hoop tournaments a holiday

Apr. 06, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents could avoid calling in sick to work or staying home from school to watch one day of the men's and women's Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournaments under a bill filed Tuesday. Democratic Sens. Sarah Crawford of...

N.C. bill would ban treatment for trans people under 21

Apr. 05, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Three North Carolina Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Monday that would prevent doctors from performing gender reassignment surgery for transgender people younger than 21. The legislation follows a nationwide trend of GOP-controlled state...

Summer school, reading improvement bills pass NC legislature

Apr. 01, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly finalized on Thursday a pair of public education measures designed to get more intensive help to children learning to read and to those who have fallen behind during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before going home for a...

NC bill would halt abortions on basis of race, Down syndrome

Apr. 01, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans are looking to restrict abortions further in the state, filing a bill this week to prohibit the procedure if the pregnant woman is seeking it due to the unborn child's race or the detection of the presence of Down syndrome. ...

Robinhood to build customer service center in North Carolina

Apr. 01, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robinhood, the stock-trading app company, will build a customer service center in North Carolina, creating nearly 400 jobs by 2025, officials announced on Tuesday. The California-based company will hire analysts, customer service staff and...

Company fined $200K over water treatment problems

Apr. 01, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined a company nearly $200,000 over problems with water treatment systems designed to stop contaminated wastewater from reaching the Cape Fear River, the primary drinking water source for an estimated 350,000 downstream residents. ...