Latest North Carolina state government News

Police: 1 dead in wrong-way crash on Interstate 85

Nov. 16, 2018 2:46 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says one person is dead after a crash involving a wrong-way driver on Interstate 85. News outlets report troopers said a driver entered the southbound lanes of the interstate and headed north before hitting another car around 5 p.m. Thursday. Trooper...

Family: North Carolina hiker missing in Mexico killed

Nov. 15, 2018 3:19 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of an American hiker missing in northern Mexico says that the state government has informed it that he was killed by a criminal organization. A statement from the family of 34-year-old Patrick Braxton-Andrew thanked Chihuahua state authorities and said the search continues to...

Excessive partisanship claimed in North Carolina maps suit

Nov. 13, 2018 5:08 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Yet another redistricting lawsuit has been filed in North Carolina, this one challenging General Assembly boundaries that Democrats and election reform advocates say remain illegally tainted by excessive favoritism toward Republicans. Common Cause North Carolina, the state Democratic...

Deadline extended for UNC officials' plan for 'Silent Sam'

Nov. 9, 2018 3:41 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Trustees at North Carolina's flagship university will have more time to propose what to do with a torn-down Confederate statue. News outlets report that the University of North Carolina system's Board of Governors agreed Friday to postpone the Nov. 15 deadline for UNC-Chapel Hill's...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty in trooper's death

Nov. 7, 2018 4:41 PM EST

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for one of two men charged in the fatal shooting of a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper during a traffic stop last month. The Columbus County District Attorney's Office said in a statement that a grand jury indicted 18-year-old...

Police: Boy, 3, wandered from home, fatally hit on road

Oct. 31, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

PATTERSON SPRINGS , N.C. (AP) — A 3-year-old boy is dead after police say he wandered away from a rural North Carolina home before dawn and was hit on a nearby road. News outlets report that the North Carolina Highway Patrol says the boy was struck by two vehicles early Wednesday in the community of...

North Carolina amendments could cement GOP agenda in place

Oct. 30, 2018 1:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats hope to win enough state legislative seats to strip Republicans of their veto-proof majorities and give Gov. Roy Cooper leverage to block the GOP's right-leaning agenda. But that agenda could be imprinted on the state for decades, if voters next week also...

Governor aims for cut in North Carolina greenhouse gases

Oct. 29, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he's trying to lessen the force of erratic and powerful storms like Hurricane Florence by ordering state agencies to work at cutting greenhouse-gas emissions. Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday he wants state agencies that he controls to prioritize electric...

Flush North Carolina Democrats hope to reverse GOP control

Oct. 27, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's energized and financially flush Democratic Party is casting its get-out-the-vote net this year into areas once ceded to rivals as it strives to wrest the legislature from Republicans and end a long-running battle between lawmakers and the executive branch. The party has...

Trump accuses media of trying 'to score political points'

Oct. 26, 2018 9:21 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump lectured the media at length on Friday evening, accusing reporters of trying "to use the sinister actions of one individual to score political points" against him hours after police apprehended a staunch supporter of his in connection with the mail-bomb scare...