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Renewed hotel guest rules bill clears state Senate committee

Feb. 07, 2023 14:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation sought by North Carolina’s lodging industry that attempts to declare when long-term hotel guests qualify for tenant protections more associated with houses or apartments cleared a Senate committee Tuesday. The measure, which would start...

After surgery and holidays, Cooper returning to public stage

Jan. 12, 2023 17:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has been recovering from recent outpatient knee surgery, which was performed during what is commonly a low ebb for public events for the chief executive. Cooper underwent a partial knee replacement surgery during the holidays,...

Wisconsin, North Carolina governors ban popular TikTok app

Jan. 12, 2023 17:21 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin and North Carolina on Thursday became the latest states to ban the use of TikTok on state phones and other devices, a move that comes after nearly half of the states nationwide have blocked the popular social media app owned by a Chinese company. ...

North Carolina power cut by shooting could come back earlier

Dec. 06, 2022 18:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy said it expects to restore power ahead of schedule to thousands of homes in a central North Carolina county that have been without electricity for several days after an attack on the electric grid. Duke Energy spokesman Jeff Brooks said the company...

NC Labor Commissioner Dobson won't run again in 2024

Dec. 06, 2022 15:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson announced on Tuesday that he won't seek reelection in 2024, saying he's served enough time with one term in that elected office following previous gigs as a state legislator and county commissioner. Dobson, who...

2 NC Democratic attorneys meet at appeals court over AG's ad

Dec. 06, 2022 14:30 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Representatives for two elected North Carolina Democratic government lawyers argued on Tuesday before an appeals court deciding whether potential prosecution of Attorney General Josh Stein or others over a 2020 campaign commercial should be blocked further while his lawsuit...

North Carolina blackouts caused by shootings could last days

Dec. 05, 2022 18:42 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Tens of thousands of people braced Monday for days without electricity in a North Carolina county where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent. Across Moore County, many businesses and restaurants...

Reives picked by NC House Democrats to stay minority leader

Dec. 05, 2022 16:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state Rep. Robert Reives of Chatham County was picked on Monday by fellow Democrats to remain the party's state House leader for the next two years. New and returning Democrats who won their House elections last month met and selected Reives as...

Shootings at power substations cause North Carolina outages

Dec. 04, 2022 21:50 PM EST

CARTHAGE, N.C. (AP) — Two power substations in a North Carolina county were damaged by gunfire in what is being investigated as a criminal act, causing damage that could take days to repair and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity, authorities said Sunday. In...

NC health agency appealing ruling on services for disabled

Nov. 30, 2022 15:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's government is appealing a trial judge's order that demands many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and development disabilities who otherwise live at institutions, the top state health official said Wednesday. ...