Latest North Carolina state government News

Former North Carolina Gov. McCrory enters US Senate race

Apr. 14, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Pat McCrory on Wednesday announced he'll run for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina, shaking up the calculus in the expanding field to succeed retiring Sen. Richard Burr with the entrance of a veteran of statewide politics. ...

K-12 scholarship program alterations approved by NC House

Apr. 14, 2021 08:38 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's programs that spend tax dollars on scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools and for children with disabilities to receive special education would be altered in a measure approved by the state House. By a 69-49...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Greensboro News & Record on gun violence: It would be understandable if some wished that we could return to stricter sequestration. Not...

NC lawmakers: Making daylight saving permanent still timely

Apr. 13, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Many North Carolina legislators say it's still the right time to seek making daylight saving time permanent in the state, advancing a House measure Tuesday to move clocks up an hour for good if Congress allows it. A House committee voted...

NC has 85,000 other vaccines for those with J&J appointments

Apr. 13, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has 85,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines it will offer to people who had been scheduled to receive a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday, state health officials said in an afternoon news conference. ...

Trial begins on challenge to latest N. Carolina voter ID law

Apr. 12, 2021 19:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's latest law requiring photo identification to cast ballots went on trial on Monday, with attorneys for voters challenging the mandate by arguing it still disproportionately prevents Black residents from carrying out their constitutional right. ...

Wake County won't pursue criminal complaint of Louis DeJoy

Apr. 12, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wake County’s District Attorney’s Office has decided not to pursue a criminal investigation into allegations that U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy reimbursed former employees for political donations prior to taking up his government post. ...

Cooper OK's bill offering K-12 students summer school option

Apr. 09, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed three education bills on Friday to help address learning loss incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and expand access to in-state tuition for military dependents whose parents were reassigned to another location. ...

North Carolina sites halt J&J shots after adverse reactions

Apr. 08, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina health officials said on Thursday that they stopped administering Johnson & Johnson doses at a mass vaccination site in Raleigh and at clinics in Hillsborough and Chapel Hill after at least 26 people experienced adverse reactions, including fainting. ...

Bond set for father, daughter in North Carolina murder case

Apr. 08, 2021 00:46 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A man and his daughter who were sentenced to prison in the 2015 death of an Irish businessman were released on bond Wednesday, weeks after the North Carolina Supreme court agreed that their convictions should be reversed. Prosecutors have not said...