The North Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday seized the initiative in a monthslong effort to weaken Gov. Roy Cooper, overriding his veto of a Republican bill that would reduce the number of judges on the state Court of Appeals.
The rains have gone but flooding still poses a problem in much of eastern North Carolina. The National Weather Service reports that flooding is possible along several major rivers in the state through the end of the week.
Republican lawmakers have voted to override new Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that reduces his authority over state elections, the latest partisan clash in North Carolina over laws that chip away at executive branch power.
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed two Republican bills — one that tries again to shift authority for deciding who oversees state elections away from him and the other preventing Cooper from filling upcoming vacancies on an appeals court.
Five years after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling gave states the option of expanding Medicaid coverage to more of the poor, North Carolina remains among the 19 holdouts despite promises that Washington would cover 90 percent or more of the cost.
A day after a state legislator made national headlines by saying that President Abraham Lincoln was a “tyrant” similar to Germany’s Adolf Hitler, N.C. Republican leaders aren’t saying much about the comment.
After the ACC boycotted North Carolina over House Bill 2, a group of Republican legislators have filed a bill that would withdraw UNC system schools from any athletic conference that boycotts the state in the future.
City officials escorted residents of the Link Apartments and Quorum Center, two residential facilities damaged by Thursday’s fire, into their homes to retrieve essentials. Residents said it will be “a while” before they are able to return.
The ‘Ban the Box’ bill, if passed, would let people interview for government jobs without being weeded out of the application process due to their criminal record. Its bipartisan supporters say it will help people who truly want to turn their lives around.
Follow Tony Simpson, 66, as he performs one of his favorite hymns "Great is Thy Faithfulness," for the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show at DPAC. The free show, a fundraiser for Reality Ministries, a nonprofit that serves teens and adults with disabilities, was sold out weeks in advance.
Video: A celebration of belonging at the Reality Ministries Annual Talent Show
Video: 8-year-old ‘drafted’ to UNC cross-country team
Video: Future farmers learn and compete at annual Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show