Latest North Carolina state government News

Congress filing in North Carolina delayed during map fight

Nov. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges have officially delayed candidate filing for the state’s congressional seats while they sort out whether replacement districts approved by Republicans who lost another political gerrymandering case should be used for next year’s elections. The...

Investigators question NC governor’s pipeline fund actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

North Carolina Sen. Rick Gunn won’t seek reelection in 2020

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A five-term North Carolina state legislator known for advancing legislation that benefits the alcohol and restaurant industries and other business interests won’t seek reelection next year. Republican Sen. Rick Gunn of Alamance County made the announcement on Wednesday....

The Latest: NC governor says facts on his side over pipeline

Nov. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a report by private investigators examining a mitigation fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the “facts are on our side” when it comes to the legality of creating a special $58 million...

Reopening N Carolina Highway 12 delayed by storm repairs

Nov. 20, 2019 6:26 AM EST

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation says the only state highway on Ocracoke Island will not reopen at the end of the week as originally planned. A news release from the department on Tuesday says while of N.C. Highway 12 didn’t receive any structural damage from...

As expected, NC Medicaid managed care won’t begin on time

Nov. 19, 2019 6:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Medicaid program won’t shift to managed-care benefits as scheduled early next year, the largest casualty to date of the monthslong budget stalemate between Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and Republican lawmakers. Although the Department of Health and Human...

Health care IT company to create 400 jobs in North Carolina

Nov. 19, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A health care information technology company says it will create 400 jobs through a new operations center in central North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper and Well Dot Inc. announced on Tuesday the investment in Chapel Hill, where the company already keeps one of its two headquarters....

N Carolina officers capture escaped work release inmate

Nov. 19, 2019 9:22 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety says police have captured an inmate who escaped from his work release assignment. The department said in a Tuesday morning statement that Durham Police and corrections officials arrested 42-year-old Robert Terrell around 2:30 a.m....

North Carolina DOT, disaster relief bills signed by Cooper

Nov. 18, 2019 2:06 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has signed into law bills designed to help his cash-strapped Department of Transportation and the continued recovery from hurricanes Florence, Matthew and Dorian. Cooper on Monday signed the measures, which were the last pieces of legislation on his desk from the...

Governor presents North Carolina Award to 6 honorees

Nov. 17, 2019 3:12 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper has presented the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest honor, to six people for their accomplishments in fine arts, literature, science and public service. The list of honorees included The Rev. William Barber, a civil rights activist, and longtime museum...