Latest North Carolina state government News

NC court: Students can use constitution to fight bullying

Jun. 11, 2021 22:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The constitutional right of North Carolina's children to have access to a good public school education also applies to individual students who aren't getting help to stop classroom bullying and harassment against them, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. ...

Ex-NC state judge censured for sexual misconduct on the job

Jun. 11, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A now-retired state judge was censured Friday by the North Carolina Supreme Court for sexual misconduct, including attempts to meet women online and in person while at court. The court agreed with the Judicial Standards Commission that former...

Cooper keeps mask mandate for risky settings through July 30

Jun. 11, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolinians in airports, buses and train stations will need to remain masked at all times until at least July 30 under a new executive order issued on Friday. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper extended the state of emergency, which the state has been...

NC Supreme Court upholds murder charge in child abuse case

Jun. 11, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court on Friday upheld a lower court's decision finding a man guilty of first-degree murder by starvation and neglect of his 4-year-old stepson in Gaston County. The child, Malachi Golden, died in May 2015 weighing 19...

NC judge orders education improvements to get carried out

Jun. 11, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trial judge has backed a plan from Gov. Roy Cooper and the State Board of Education on how to comply with North Carolina constitutional requirements in public education, which could cost several billion dollars to carry out. Superior Court Judge...

North Carolina Senate gives final OK to $2B tax-cut plan

Jun. 10, 2021 20:50 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation that includes more than $2 billion in tax reductions over the next two years and the phaseout of North Carolina's corporate income tax by 2028 received bipartisan approval again in the Senate on Thursday. The Republican-authored...

NC to give out $1 million each to 4 vaccinated residents

Jun. 10, 2021 17:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new lottery in North Carolina will give the more than 4.6 million vaccinated residents across the state a different kind of shot: a chance to win $1 million. Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Thursday that those who have gotten at least one COVID-19...

Bill OK'd by NC House wants social studies change delayed

Jun. 10, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A proposed coronavirus relief fund and policy bill for North Carolina’s K-12 schools also would delay by one year the implementation of new social studies standards that conservatives criticized strongly. The measure approved by the state House...

Cooper announces reward for information in murder case

Jun. 10, 2021 08:49 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that the state is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Joshua Tramaine Allen. A news release from the governor’s...

Legislature nears delaying elections in some cities to 2022

Jun. 09, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — About three dozen municipalities — Charlotte and Greensboro among them — would see scheduled fall elections moved to early next year in legislation approved unanimously by the House on Wednesday that anticipates delayed redistricting. These are...