More North Carolina Articles

  • Court upholds NC gang member's death sentence

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a gang member's death sentence for killing two brothers at a North Carolina restaurant. A divided three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday rejected several claims by Alejandro Enrique Ramirez...

  • One-fifth to one-third of respondents to New York Times/Kaiser polls say they didn't vote in 2012

    On the Weekly Standard blog, Bill Kristol quite rightly notes that the New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation polls in the Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and North Carolina Senate races are suspect, because in all four states the retrospective question about voting in 2012 shows Barack Obama...

  • In North Carolina Senate debate, Republican candidates vie to prove electability

    DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The top four Republican candidates for Senate in North Carolina diverged only moderately on policy when they met onstage for a televised debate Tuesday. But there was profound disagreement among them over who could best represent the party, and prove most electable, against...

  • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told North Carolina lawmakers Tuesday that removing all of the company's coal ash away from the state's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with its electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. In a presentation to a...

  • Clay Aiken: 'You might wonder why I'm running for Congress'

    In a thirty-second Youtube clip, the singer discusses growing up with a mother who'd escaped a violent husband and his work for children with autism.

  • Feds: NC saw nearly 20k more find jobs in March

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina showed the country's second-largest increase in employment in March, when 19,400 jobs were added and the jobless rate fell to 6.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. North Carolina trailed only Florida as employers in 34 states...

  • Duke: Coal ash spill won't affect bottom line

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke Energy told shareholders Thursday that cleanup costs resulting from its massive coal ash spill into the Dan River won't have a material effect on the $50 billion company's bottom line. The nation's largest electric company said in a regulatory filing with the U.S....

  • NC governor proposes new coal ash plan after spill

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's governor says he will propose new legislation aimed at strengthening government oversight of coal ash dumps following the massive spill at a Duke Energy plant that coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic sludge. Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that his...

  • La-Z-Boy cutting 100 jobs in North Carolina

    MONROE, Mich. (AP) — La-Z-Boy Inc. is closing two facilities and eliminating 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a larger restructuring of its business. The furniture maker said Wednesday that it will idle two North Wilkesboro facilities and put them up for sale. It will move warehouse and...

  • Fired NC Democratic Party director hired in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Democratic Party's newest executive director is set to start this week, two months after being fired from a similar post in North Carolina. Robert Dempsey will run the day-to-day operations, party spokeswoman Ashley Bauman said Monday. Dempsey was let go as...

  • Altria sells idled NC cigarette plant for $68.5M

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The owner of the nation's biggest tobacco company, Philip Morris USA, has sold a North Carolina cigarette plant it idled in 2009. Richmond, Va.-based Altria Group Inc. said Monday that the property in Cabarrus County was sold last week to Victory Industrial Park LLC. The...

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • US Chamber of Commerce backs Thom Tillis in North Carolina race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Establishment-minded Republicans and social conservatives seem to have settled on a favorite to face the North Carolina Democrat who is among the most vulnerable incumbents, Sen. Kay Hagan. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is set to endorse the speaker of the North Carolina...

  • NC sides with Duke in appeal of coal ash ruling

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators are joining with Duke Energy in appealing a judge's ruling on cleaning up groundwater pollution leeching from the company's coal ash dumps. The state Environmental Management Commission filed notice Monday that it intends to appeal a March 6...

  • Duke Energy seeks to keep records from regulators

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Worried about getting a fair shake from investigators, Duke Energy is asking a judge to shield its records from North Carolina regulators and environmental groups while a federal criminal probe is ongoing. In a court motion, a defense lawyer for Duke argued that turning...



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