Latest North Carolina state government News

Morgan picked for NC Senate bid following candidate dropout

Jul. 05, 2022 15:28 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former Democratic state House candidate in southeastern North Carolina will now run this fall for a Senate seat after the challenger to Republican Sen. Michael Lee dropped out. New Hanover County's Democratic Party executive committee last Friday chose...

NC court: Restaurants can't get insurance payouts for virus

Jul. 05, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Over a dozen North Carolina restaurants that closed during the coronavirus pandemic when government orders restricted their services can't be recompensed for those financial losses through their commercial insurance policies, the state Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday. ...

NC budget, immigration bills finalized as session ends

Jul. 01, 2022 23:29 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up its chief work session for the year on Friday by finalizing proposed state budget adjustments for the new fiscal year, crossing off other must-do legislation but leaving some big policy matters unresolved or thwarted. ...

NC AG doesn't commit to lift 20-week abortion ban injunction

Jul. 01, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Facing an ultimatum from Republicans following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning abortion protections, North Carolina's Democratic attorney general on Friday declined to immediately seek enforcement of a 20-week abortion ban previously thrown out by courts. ...

NC bill requiring sheriffs to assist ICE goes to governor

Jul. 01, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have approved legislation directing the state's elected local sheriffs to learn the immigration status of jail inmates and assist federal agents who want to detain them. But as with a similar measure approved by GOP lawmakers in...

NC governor signs bill that keeps hemp industry lawful

Jun. 30, 2022 19:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed legislation on Thursday that keeps the state's burgeoning hemp industry operating lawfully. The General Assembly had given final approval Wednesday to language that would make hemp products for industrial use and others...

NC board, citing fraud probe, rejects Green Party for ballot

Jun. 30, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina State Board of Elections rejected the Green Party’s petition for their candidates to appear on November ballots Thursday, citing its ongoing fraud investigation that questions the validity of more than 2,000 signatures that party officials turned in to...

Veto likely again ahead for bill making NC sheriffs aid ICE

Jun. 30, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation requiring North Carolina’s sheriffs to assist federal agents who are seeking a jail inmate whom they believe is in the country unlawfully neared final General Assembly approval Thursday with House backing. The Senate bill is a response by...

NC legislature advances budget agreement closer to governor

Jun. 30, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Republican-controlled legislature advanced its proposed state budget adjustments in bipartisan fashion Thursday, each chamber voting separately by comfortable margins for a plan that would spend or salt away billions more without added tax cuts. ...

NC, Colonial Pipeline reach agreement on handling fuel spill

Jun. 30, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Colonial Pipeline has agreed to a consent order which says it should be held accountable for a gasoline spill in a North Carolina nature preserve that was found to be far worse than what the company initially said, a state agency said Thursday. The N.C....