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The Beaufort County Board of County Commissioners will meet to discuss a variety of issues in their General Meeting on Monday, April 6 2015
Governor Pat McCrory signed legislation today that is expected to lower electric rates for consumers in eastern North Carolina and help attract new jobs to the region. The governor signed the legislation (SB 305) at the Wilson Operations Center.
Governor Pat McCrory signed House Bill 140 into law today, which designates Saturday, April 18 as Lineman Appreciation Day in 2015. Next year and beyond, the day will be commemorated throughout the state on the second Monday of April.
Governor Pat McCrory sent best wishes out to Durham native Lowell Oakley as he continues his competition on the NBC program, "The Voice."
House Republicans are taking another whack at ending subsidies attached to government-mandated purchases of renewable energy. House Bill 681 would require solar and other "green" power to compete with traditional fuel sources in the government-regulated electricity industry and determine the energy
Governor Pat McCrory announced a wager he has with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today over the outcome of tonight's Duke University Blue Devils vs. University of Wisconsin Badgers NCAA Men's Division I basketball championship game.
Governor Pat McCrory was in our nation's capital today to express his support for environmentally safe and responsible offshore energy exploration before Congress. The governor addressed the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Land Resources Subcommittee hearing titled...
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after President Barack Obama mischaracterized North Carolina's commitment to education during a brief visit to Charlotte today...
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after the announcement that Scott Ralls would be leaving his position as head of the North Carolina Community College System for the presidency of Northern Virginia Community College...
Governor Pat McCrory unveiled the Connect NC bond proposals that will connect North Carolina cities and towns by building roads, upgrading technology and constructing education facilities.
Governor Pat McCrory will testify before the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee Energy and Mineral Land Resources Subcommittee hearing titled "Examining the Future Impacts of President Obama's Offshore Energy Plan" on Wednesday.
The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following nominations to the North Carolina State Board of Education, pending confirmation by the General Assembly.
A three-judge panel of the North Carolina Court of Appeals on Monday heard arguments in a public records case pitting an Alamance County newspaper against the local school board in a dispute that could establish guidelines for resolving future government secrecy complaints.
Governor McCrory took action on two pieces of legislation, signing Senate Bill 78, which increases protections for corrections officers and House Bill 41, which makes technical corrections to revenue laws.
The Senate Finance Committee on April 2 approved a bill with bipartisan support to extend by one year eligibility for the state's 35 percent renewable energy tax credit. The legislation is intended to provide "a soft landing " to large solar projects already in the regulatory approval and...
Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed April as Alcohol Awareness Month in North Carolina, joining a long-standing national effort to raise awareness about alcohol-related public health issues.
Keana C. Triplett, an English teacher from Ashe County High School, has been named the 2015 North Carolina Teacher of the Year. Triplett was chosen among eight regional teachers of the year as well as the charter school teacher of the year.
Governor Pat McCrory has nominated Christopher Loutit for appointment to the North Carolina Industrial Commission, pending approval by the North Carolina General Assembly.
A proposal before the General Assembly would petition Congress to call a convention of states that would entertain constitutional amendments that, if enacted by the convention, would be sent to state legislatures for ratification.
We support community-based groups from down east where the Ocracoke Foundation is engaging the community in revitalizing its historic square on the Ocracoke Harbor to Craven County, where a joint effort is underway to create a small business incubator for potential entrepreneurs.
We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
I suppose if you thought Kay Hagan's reelection campaign was a brilliant exercise in political rhetoric, you might try to reuse her talking points to win the political debates of 2015 or the political races of 2016.
When I tell audiences that I have always been a committed Marxist, I usually get a combination of disbelieving snorts and knowing chuckles. The cleverest response goes something like this: "I can believe you've been a committed Marxist, but I can't believe they'd ever let you out!"
If North Carolina's tax burden has no effect on business decisions and the performance of the economy, as left-of-center politicians and editorialists have repeatedly insisted, then why are they so enamored with targeted tax breaks?
State lawmakers have started reviewing Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal for the 2015-2017 biennium. It sets out McCrory's General Fund spending plan for $22 billion in each of the next two fiscal years. The General Fund makes up a significant chunk of the overall state budget of more than...
Removing outdated legal barriers to consumer health care choices could help corral rising Medicaid costs in North Carolina, reform advocates say.
In a decision released Wednesday, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners violated federal antitrust laws by engaging in self-dealing in ordering service providers that do not have dental licenses to cease and desist from whitening...
The obvious problem with the cause often identified as "states' rights" is that it has sometimes been used to defend odious practices such as slavery and segregation. There's an even more basic problem, however, and it lies in the wording of the phrase itself. Governments can have...
Governors make lots of decisions. They propose budgets. They hire Cabinet secretaries and other key state officials. They appoint members to governing boards and licensing agencies. They sign or veto bills. They offer or withhold clemency to criminals.
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