Latest North Carolina state government News

Judge won't keep blocking use of NC law in probe of AG’s ad

Aug. 09, 2022 16:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge opened the door Tuesday for a district attorney to try to prosecute someone for a 2020 campaign ad by North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein using a specific criminal count that the Democrat says is unconstitutional on free-speech grounds. ...

NC teachers group critical of proposed license, pay overhaul

Aug. 09, 2022 13:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Members of North Carolina's leading teacher advocacy group criticized on Tuesday a proposed overhaul of public school instructor pay and licensing, saying that implementing such changes would make existing classroom staffing challenges even worse. The state...

NC AG’s staff asks judge not to restore 20-week abortion ban

Aug. 09, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina attorney general’s office, representing defendants in a 2019 case that blocked a state law banning most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, has joined plaintiffs in asking a federal court not to restore the ban after the judge suggested his injunction...

North Carolina school principals could face pay cuts

Aug. 06, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina principals are worried they could lose pay in the upcoming school year instead of the raises they’re supposed to be receiving in the new state budget. State lawmakers approved a budget in July that includes a 4% raise in the salary...

Natural hair academy opening in Kings Mountain

Aug. 06, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A natural hair school will be opening in Kings Mountain and is the first of its kind in Cleveland County. Free 2 B Natural Hair Academy will welcome new students this fall. Yolanda Harris, owner and instructor, said the family-run...

Democrats sue to keep Green Party off North Carolina ballot

Aug. 04, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats, accused by the Green Party of meddling in its petitioning process to qualify candidates for the November ballot, have asked a state court to overturn a unanimous elections board vote granting the Green Party official recognition despite allegations...

N. Carolina AG defends recusal in 20-week abortion ban case

Aug. 03, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein repudiated Republican General Assembly leaders’ allegations Wednesday that he neglected his duty to defend state law by refusing to seek enforcement of a blocked 20-week abortion ban after the fall of Roe v. Wade. ...

Court: Top NC health official can be sued for COVID shutdown

Aug. 02, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Gov. Roy Cooper’s secretary of health and human services should not be immune from a lawsuit over the administration’s restrictions on large gatherings in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Newspaper: Families of Haley, Clyburn got casino shares

Aug. 02, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

The husband of former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and brother of U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn were given shares of a company that leased slot machines to a North Carolina tribal casino that needed political help to open last year, The Wall Street Journal reported. Clyburn's brother and...

Deputy shot while serving papers at North Carolina home dies

Aug. 02, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy died after he and two other deputies were shot while trying to serve involuntary commitment papers at a North Carolina home, authorities announced Tuesday. The Wayne County deputies went to a home south of Goldsboro to serve the papers...