RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 8 million pounds of litter from roadsides since Jan. 1 and are on pace to exceed the state’s record for litter collection – 10.5 million pounds – set in 2019.
(The Center Square) – North Carolina's transportation system has been bruised by the pandemic, but the General Assembly's infrastructure plan could be the fuel to reduce driver costs and create jobs.
(The Center Square) – A Winston-Salem woman is the first person to be awarded $1 million for receiving a COVID-19 vaccination in North Carolina, state officials announced June 29.
(The Center Square) – Some municipal elections will be delayed this year after a bill that rescheduled the elections to 2022 automatically became law in North Carolina.
RALEIGH – It would be hard for North Carolina to end up closer to the average in a new ranking of the most patriotic states. WalletHub.com ranks the Tar Heel State No. 25. The new rankings arrive a couple of weeks before Independence Day.
RALEIGH – Twenty-five years ago this week, the Tar Heel State legalized the creation of public charter schools. School choice advocates came together in Raleigh on June 22 to celebrate the milestone and highlight the impact of charter schools on families and students during the last quarter-…
RALEIGH – State Senate leaders will propose spending $3 billion over the next two years on capital and infrastructure projects. That money is part of a larger 10-year, $12 billion “cash” plan tied to the Senate’s budget.
RALEIGH — The N.C. State Board of Education voted 7-3 on Thursday, June 17, to approve guiding documents for controversial new social studies standards that place greater emphasis on race and gender in teaching U.S. history.
RALEIGH – Several bills to help N.C. distillers and to loosen alcohol regulation in the state are moving through the General Assembly. Some have progressed to the floor, of both or one of the bodies, while others are mired in committee.
RALEIGH – The state Senate’s main education committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize N.C. school systems for late payments to charter schools.
RALEIGH – U.S. Rep. Ted Budd’s campaign team is highlighting new polling data showing the impact of former President Donald Trump’s endorsement in North Carolina’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.
RALEIGH – Jaden Ng, 13, and her family sat in the gallery June 10 to watch the N.C. Senate vote to ban abortions sought based on the likelihood of Down syndrome, the condition Jaden has had her entire life.
RALEIGH – Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper issued his first executive order of the pandemic in March 2020, at the time implementing a interminable state of emergency, a move that’s typically reserved for hurricanes and other natural disasters.
Yesterday, Gov. Roy Cooper released his plan for how to spend the $5.7 billion in federal funds coming to North Carolina as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.
(The Center Square) – Gov. Roy Cooper has proposed spending $1.2 billion to expand internet access and issuing additional grants to North Carolina parents with the state's latest round of federal COVID-19 relief.
(The Center Square) – The N.C. House is considering a bill that would set aside $750 million in federal aid to expand internet access across the state.
RALEIGH – North Carolina remains vulnerable to fuel shortages because it’s too reliant on a pair of pipelines for gas and energy, industry leaders and experts told lawmakers.
RALEIGH – This summer may not be filled with pools and part-time jobs for students across the state who’ve struggled with a year of mandated remote school. In March, the State Board of Education reported that in May 2020, after two months of remote school, test scores were at their lowest po…
MATTHEWS – U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop (N.C.-09) touched base with the Matthews Board of Commissioners during its May 10 meeting. His district stretches from Hoke and Robeson counties to Union and the bottom edge of Mecklenburg.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Board of Elections voted May 14 to rehire Karen Brinson Bell as executive director. Board members Tommy Tucker and Stacey “Four” Eggers were the only dissenting votes.
RALEIGH – Occupational therapists who move to North Carolina would have an easier time getting back to work under a bill in the General Assembly.
RALEIGH – Former N.C. State receiver Bo Hines has filed FEC paperwork to run in North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Senate is close to approving a trio of health care bills aimed at reducing costs and increasing transparency in the system.
RALEIGH — The state House wants Congress to reject proposals for packing the U.S. Supreme Court. The House voted 68-44 on May 6 to support a federal “Keep Nine” amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
RALEIGH – The N.C. House committee on Alcoholic Beverage Control moved several bills May 5, including measures to expand growler sizes, to allow alcohol service on charter buses, and to set up “social districts.”
(The Center Square) – A bill that would help increase the number of high quality charter schools is under consideration in the N.C. Senate.
RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s Department of Revenue did not do enough to get “Extra Credit” grants to low-income families eligible for them, a new audit finds.
RALEIGH – This week Apple Inc. announced North Carolina will be the new home to a billion-dollar campus working in machine learning, artificial intelligence and software engineering. The move will create 3,000 jobs that pay an average of $187,000 annually.
RALEIGH – North Carolina has grown large enough over the last decade to earn a 14th congressional seat, the U.S. Census Bureau announced April 27. That seat will be contested during next year’s 2022 congressional elections.
CHARLOTTE – Gas price averages in the Carolinas are still stable, seeing minimal-to-no changes on the week, as U.S. gasoline demand recorded its second highest measurement since March 2020, according to AAA – The Auto Club Group in the Carolinas.
(The Center Square) – The North Carolina Senate is considering a bill that would loosen regulatory requirements for health care facilities.
It’s been one year since Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide adjusted their hallmark methods of sharing comfort and hope from the scriptures due to the pandemic.
RALEIGH — A measure that would require a healthcare facility to notify patients of any out-of-network care they receive is moving through the Senate. Senate Bill 505, comes amid patient complaints that an out-of-network provider would participate in their care, often without seeing the patie…
RALEIGH – The N.C. House has approved a measure that could pave the way for ending the state’s twice-a-year ritual of setting clocks forward and back.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Utilities Commission on April 16 issued an order approving a partial rate increase for Duke Energy Progress and a settlement addressing coal ash cleanup costs.
RALEIGH – Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced April 19 that he would not run for U.S. Senate after considering the move for several weeks. Robinson was elected last year as North Carolina’s first black lieutenant governor after a 2018 video of him speaking to the Greensboro City Council went viral.
RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation said crews, contractors and volunteers have now collected more than 4 million pounds of litter from roadsides this year, including the ongoing Litter Sweep.
RALEIGH – A bill filed in the N.C. Senate on the traditional April 15 tax deadline day would make tax and spending limits a part of the North Carolina Constitution, if voters approve it in 2022.
RALEIGH – The N.C. High School Athletic Association has no written contract or agreement with the State of North Carolina or the Department of Public Instruction to oversee the management of high school sports in North Carolina and has the largest cash reserves of any such organization in America.
In late 2020, a veteran soldier was in a mental health crisis. Distraught, he left his home in the family RV, his wife convinced it would be the last time she saw him. A Charlotte-based veterans organization, The Independence Fund, who had provided suicide prevention training to him in the p…
(The Center Square) – A bill to expand access to private school scholarships in North Carolina has advanced from the N.C. House to the Senate.
RALEIGH — N.C. Superior Court Judge David Lee, the presiding jurist in the decades-long Leandro lawsuit, said at a hearing April 13 that he won’t tell lawmakers how to spend money on public education.