By Mitch Weiss | 02/14/14 08:12 AM
Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
02/13/14 03:24 PM
Cooper RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper warned consumers to keep an eye out on Tuesday for businesses charging high prices during and after the current winter storm. North Carolina’s price gouging law will be in effect due to a declared...
02/11/14 04:30 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — North Carolina's anti-abortion license plate is unconstitutional because the state doesn't provide the same forum for motorists on the other side of the contentious issue, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit...
02/11/14 08:56 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — Gov. Pat McCrory's administration decided to wait on saying publicly whether a backlog of food stamp applications has been cleared before a federal deadline until appearing before a North Carolina legislative committee. Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh)...
02/09/14 02:47 PM
Over the last year, environmental groups have tried three times to use the federal Clean Water Act to force Duke Energy to clear out leaky coal ash dumps like the one that ruptured last week, spewing enough toxic sludge into a North Carolina river to fill 73 Olympic-sized pools. Each time, they...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/06/14 11:18 AM
Look at that map of western North Carolina. Most of that chunk of the state -- basically, everything in that map but Asheville and a swath running east from Asheville -- is in the 11th Congressional District. The pea-green area is all national forest. The gray-green area is a national...
By Rebecca Berg | 02/05/14 11:53 AM
Aiken, a Democrat, will challenge two-term Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C.. He will campaign on unfriendly terrain: Mitt Romney won the solidly Republican district by 16 points in 2012.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 10:21 AM
Former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken is using his ties with George W. Bush to promote his congressional run in the more-conservative 2nd District of North Carolina.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/03/14 07:25 PM
Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., isn't worried about former "American Idol" contestant Clay Aiken trying to unseat her. "As we know he doesn't always fare all that well," the Raleigh News and Observer quoted her telling Washington radio station WMAL. "He was runner-up." The Washington Blade...
02/03/14 11:18 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina state leaders are once again embarking on a top-to-bottom review of state government. And once again, there's bound to be resistance to carry out changes. The General Assembly last summer gave Gov. Pat McCrory's administration $4 million through mid-2015 to...
By Gary D. Robertson | 02/03/14 10:22 AM
North Carolina state leaders are once again embarking on a top-to-bottom review of state government. And once again, there's bound to be resistance to carry out changes.
By Associated Press | 01/28/14 09:02 AM
North Carolina's unemployment rate is being announced for the first time since Gov. Pat McCrory started taking credit for an economic comeback he says resulted from Republican tax cuts and fewer business regulations.
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