Latest North Carolina state government News

North Carolina judges say environmental board can end suit while Cooper's challenge continues

Feb. 16, 2024 18:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina environmental board whose recent membership alteration by the General Assembly is being challenged by Gov. Roy Cooper can cancel its own lawsuit over pollution limits while the governor's broader litigation about several state commissions continues, judges...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 14, 2024 13:53 PM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. February 14, 2024. Editorial: Thom Tillis defies Trump, tells colleagues to ‘grow a spine’ on Ukraine Last week we wrote about Sen. Thom Tillis and his disappointing decision to withhold support for the bipartisan...

North Carolina Gov. Cooper sets 2040 goals for wetlands, forests and new trees

Feb. 13, 2024 11:44 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said a series of environmental directives and goals he initiated to protect and restore forests and wetlands in the state will help counter climate change and aid the economy. Cooper signed an executive order on Monday that in part...

North Carolina state workers' health plan ending coverage for certain weight-loss drugs

Jan. 26, 2024 12:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The health insurance program for North Carolina government workers, teachers, retirees and their families soon won’t cover popular but expensive anti-obesity drugs, the result of a price fight with the manufacturer of two brand-name medications. The North...

North Carolina technology company Bandwidth leaves incentive agreement with the state

Jan. 23, 2024 18:39 PM EST

A North Carolina company won’t receive tens of millions of dollars in cash incentives from state government as part of a planned business expansion, as it’s only added a small fraction of the new jobs that it was aiming to generate. A state committee that approves incentive...

Judge blocks tighter rule on same-day registration in North Carolina elections

Jan. 22, 2024 22:31 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has blocked, for now, a new law recently approved by North Carolina lawmakers that tightens a rule on when a ballot cast by someone who is simultaneously registering to vote is removed from election counts. The preliminary injunction from U.S....

Elections board rejects challenge of candidacy of a North Carolina state senator seeking a new seat

Jan. 04, 2024 18:43 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Election officials in North Carolina's largest county upheld Thursday the candidacy of a state senator in a district that she's now running in because Republican colleagues enacted new boundaries that had otherwise drawn her into the same district with a fellow Democratic...

Civil rights leader removed from movie theater for using his own chair

Dec. 29, 2023 17:31 PM EST

A civil rights leader was escorted by police out of a North Carolina movie theater after he insisted on using his own chair for medical reasons, prompting an apology from the nation's largest movie theater chain. The incident occurred Tuesday in Greenville during a showing of “The...

North Carolina legislative aide, nonprofit founder receives pardon of forgiveness from governor

Dec. 22, 2023 13:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A beneficiary of one of North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s end-of-year criminal pardons, who currently works in state government, said she hopes her life story will help others who also are seeking second chances. Among the four receiving a pardon of...

Federal regulators give more time to complete gas pipeline extension in Virginia, North Carolina

Dec. 20, 2023 13:34 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The builders of a proposed natural gas pipeline that will enter North Carolina from Virginia now have another 2 1/2 years to complete the project after federal regulators pushed back a deadline for the work. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved on...