Latest North Carolina state government News

North Carolina governor declares emergency ahead of new snow

Jan. 19, 2022 20:24 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed a state of emergency on Wednesday, the second one in as many weeks, in advance of another forecast of winter weather that will cover the snow and sleet that fell last week. While the most significant precipitation fell on...

In divided votes, NC legislature OK's another primary delay

Jan. 19, 2022 16:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A divided General Assembly agreed Wednesday to delay North Carolina's already postponed primaries by another three weeks, with Republicans citing uncertainty surrounding their new redistricting maps for the date change. But with the legislation approved on...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jan. 19, 2022 12:14 PM EST

Charlotte Observer. January 13, 2022. Editorial: Troubling questions about Cumberland off-duty shooting On Saturday, Jason Walker was killed by an off-duty sheriff’s deputy in Fayetteville. It was a month after his 37th birthday. The Cumberland...

Democrats pan plan by N. Carolina GOP to delay primary again

Jan. 18, 2022 17:52 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic legislative leaders on Tuesday panned a fast-moving effort by Republicans to delay primary elections by another three weeks, saying scheduling should be left to the state Supreme Court that is scrutinizing GOP redistricting plans. ...

Son of ex-Congress hopeful Mark Harris running for NC House

Jan. 18, 2022 13:59 PM EST

APEX, N.C. (AP) — The son of a former North Carolina congressional candidate whose apparent election victory in 2018 was thrown out over allegations of voter fraud says he will run for the General Assembly this year. John Harris of Apex, a former federal prosecutor and current...

Already delayed, N. Carolina primary could now move to June

Jan. 17, 2022 18:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislators on Monday announced plans to attempt to further delay the already postponed state primary, responding to worries about timing should the state Supreme Court strike down recent redistricting plans. The legislature will...

EPA to review NC permit OKs at hog farms collecting gas

Jan. 14, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal regulators have agreed to investigate whether the North Carolina Department of Environment Quality violated the rights of minority residents and poor people living near farms where it approved plans to capture gas from hog waste. The U.S. Environmental...

Ex-Insurance Commissioner Goodwin is NC's next DMV chief

Jan. 14, 2022 17:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wayne Goodwin, a longtime leader in North Carolina government and state Democratic Party politics, was named the next Division of Motor Vehicles commissioner on Friday. Goodwin, the elected state insurance commissioner from 2009 to 2017 and a former state...

N. Carolina Supreme Court sets Feb. 2 redistricting hearing

Jan. 14, 2022 17:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Supreme Court will hear lawyers' arguments in pending redistricting litigation early next month. The court announced Friday that it will hold a virtual hearing the morning of Feb. 2. Other filing deadlines for briefs were set at intervals over...

Super PAC seeks to boost N. Carolina Senate hopeful Eastman

Jan. 13, 2022 13:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An independent political committee has quickly spent money on digital media, billboards and radio ads to back Republican U.S. Senate candidate Marjorie Eastman, a relative newcomer to the race. Restore Common Sense Inc., which was created in November, as of...