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North Carolina is among GOP states to change its voting rules. The primary will be a test

Mar. 02, 2024 02:27 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s Super Tuesday ballot has plenty to draw voters, with primaries for governor and president in a swing state that will be among the most closely watched in November. But first, voters must deal with a long list of new laws pushed by...

Republican rivals to Robinson report spending surge in North Carolina governor's race

Mar. 01, 2024 19:21 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rivals to North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson in Tuesday's Republican gubernatorial primary outspent his campaign in the first seven weeks of 2024, according to finance reports that were due this week. Through mid-February, Robinson continued to outpace...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect from North Carolina's state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 17:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters in North Carolina will decide a full slate of primaries Tuesday, including contested races for governor, U.S. House and other offices, not to mention the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. President Joe Biden is the only candidate listed on...

In Cooper lawsuit, North Carolina judges block new makeups of 2 boards, leave 5 intact

Mar. 01, 2024 16:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New compositions of North Carolina boards that approve transportation policy and spending and select economic incentive recipients are unconstitutional because lawmakers would have too much control over them, a panel of trial judges ruled. Three judges hearing...

North Carolina judges weigh governor's challenge to changes for elections boards

Feb. 28, 2024 21:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A panel of North Carolina judges weighed arguments Wednesday on whether a new law that transfers Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s powers to choose election board members to the now Republican-controlled legislature should be struck down or can be enforced. The...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 28, 2024 07:14 AM EST

Winston-Salem Journal. February 21, 2024. Editorial: Forever together: The legacy of Henry and Shirley Frye is now cast in stone In a time when hardly anyone can seem to agree on anything, we double-dog dare you to find one person who opposes the newly erected statues...

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...

Steady ascent or sudden splash? North Carolina governor's race features men who took different paths

Feb. 15, 2024 17:25 PM EST

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — One candidate is an Ivy League-educated attorney who over 25 years amassed allies as he climbed North Carolina's Democratic ladder. The other is a former furniture factory worker with a history of blunt commentary who plowed into Republican politics four years ago after a...

Siemens Energy to build first US plant for large power transformers in North Carolina

Feb. 13, 2024 18:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Siemens Energy Inc. plans to create about 560 new jobs in North Carolina by 2028 while choosing Charlotte for its first U.S. plant to manufacture large power transformers designed to help modernize the electric grid, officials announced Tuesday. The German...

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...