Latest North Carolina state government News

NC Sen. Newton new majority leader; Berger gets nod again

Nov. 28, 2022 22:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Incoming and returning Republicans to the North Carolina Senate chose on Monday a key lawmaker on tax, voting and energy issues to become the chamber's majority leader for the next two years. The Senate Republican Caucus, meeting privately, elected Sen. Paul...

Funeral held for NC businessman, US ambassador Dave Phillips

Nov. 28, 2022 15:52 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — A funeral was held on Monday for Dave Phillips, a Triad-area businessman and philanthropist who also served as a North Carolina state Cabinet secretary and U.S. ambassador. Phillips died Nov. 20 at age 80 at his High Point-area home after a short battle...

Service this weekend to recall ex-NC Democratic chair McCain

Nov. 28, 2022 15:37 PM EST

WILSON, N.C. (AP) — A memorial service will be held this weekend for Betty Ray McCain, a longtime North Carolina Democratic Party activist and counselor to former four-time Gov. Jim Hunt. McCain, a Hunt Cabinet secretary who was the first woman to chair the state Democratic Party,...

NC Democrats' parity in Congress delegation may be fleeting

Nov. 28, 2022 11:31 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democrats celebrated winning what was billed as North Carolina's lone toss-up race for the U.S. House this month, as state Sen. Wiley Nickel’s narrow victory over Republican Bo Hines in the 13th Congressional District helped weaken any national GOP midterm wave. ...

TV meteorologist, pilot die in news helicopter crash

Nov. 22, 2022 18:18 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A helicopter pilot and a meteorologist who worked for a North Carolina television station died Tuesday when a news helicopter crashed along a Charlotte-area interstate, with police praising the pilot for heroically avoiding the roadway in his final moments. ...

Winter weather prep goes high-tech for DOT

Nov. 21, 2022 12:20 PM EST

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s winter weather prep is going digital this year with a snow plow simulator designed to give employees more training time without getting behind the wheel of an actual vehicle. The new simulator equipment has...

Anti-transgender legislation resonates on Day of Remembrance

Nov. 20, 2022 20:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Persistent efforts by North Carolina's legislature to restrict transgender lives cast a shadow over Callum Bradford as he grew up in Chapel Hill, following him through his journey of self-discovery, coming out and obtaining the gender-affirming health care the 16-year-old...

Tim Moore poised to win record 5th term as NC House speaker

Nov. 18, 2022 17:16 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Speaker Tim Moore is again the choice of North Carolina state House Republicans to lead the chamber for the next two years after an internal vote Friday that should bring him history-making longevity at the top. Reelected or new Republican winners of House...

Funeral set for former North Carolina judge Doug McCullough

Nov. 18, 2022 10:15 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A funeral was set for Friday in North Carolina for Doug McCullough, a former state Court of Appeals judge, federal prosecutor and Marine who died at age 77. McCullough died Oct. 18, according to an obituary from Palm Northwest Mortuary & Cemetery in Las...

North Carolina governor pushes gun safety in keynote speech

Nov. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Sensible policies can be approved to reduce gun violence across the country without threatening the rights of responsible firearm owners, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday, recalling last month’s mass shooting in Raleigh that left five people dead. ...