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  • 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...

  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory, NC DOT secretary worried about road money

    McCrory told a North Carolina Chamber conference the state's transportation projects will be delayed if Congress fails to re-authorize a law expiring this fall.

  • Do North Carolinians love corporate welfare?

    Politicians of both parties like to attack "corporate welfare," because the attack taps into both liberal and conservative sensibilities.

  • Charlotte, North Carolina, mayor facing corruption charges

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from...

  • N.C. AG says lost packages from Central America have been found

    Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper announced the recovery on Friday of packages that should have been sent from North Carolina to locations in Central America. Medrano Express, a now-defunct company that specialized in shipping items to...

  • American Crossroads reserves $1.1 million in North Carolina ads for April

    Is American Crossroads giving North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis one last push before the state's Republican primary? The group has reserved $1.1 million in advertising in North Carolina for April, its political director, Carl Forti, confirmed Monday. The ads, the content of which...

  • Judge considers $25M cash offer for peanut plant

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A last-minute $25 million cash offer is threatening to derail last week's bankruptcy court auction for a defunct eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant. Sunland Inc. trustee Clarke Coll on Monday asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge David Thuma to let him consider the...

  • Lawyer hired by NC in spill probe represented Duke

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina's environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe. The state Department of Environment and Natural...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into NC river

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation's largest electricity company has been cited for environmental...



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