Three of the world's largest tech companies have called on the N.C. General Assembly to avoid making changes to the state's renewable energy policies. Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) and Google Inc.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed Thursday a religious exemption bill that would allow some court officials to avoid gay marriage duties.
His decision, announced hours after lawmakers gave final approval to the measure, puts him at odds with social conservatives in his Republican Party and GOP legislative leaders spearheading the legislation.
Another 10 people opposed to Republican state government policies have been arrested at the North Carolina Legislative Building.
The demonstrators were led away Wednesday in plastic handcuffs by legislative police. General Assembly Police Chief Jeff Weaver says those arrested would be charged with second-degree trespassing. The protesters remained in the building after its posted 5 p.m. closing time.
The demonstrators are associated with the "Moral Monday" movement that's been holding regular rallies against GOP actions since 2013, leading to 1,000 arrests.
A bill that eases further restrictions on concealed handguns in North Carolina and makes other gun-related changes is back on the sidelines just hours after returning to the fast track.
The House Rules Committee chairman announced Tuesday afternoon the panel planned to consider a new version of the measure Wednesday, with a floor vote later in the day. But the committee meeting was canceled Tuesday night.
A committee notice said new provisions are anticipated in the coming days and Speaker Tim Moore wanted to offer more time to consider them.
Charles Lewis says somewhat facetiously that his love of investigative journalism is in his DNA. While in high school he started writing satirical pieces and asking tough questions of those in authority. After more than forty years as a journalist he is still excited about his job and dedicated to the task of probing for the truth. The former ABC News and 60 Minutes producer and founder of the Center for Public Integrity will speak Thursday (5/14) evening at the Crest Center in Asheville. The event is sponsored by the on-line investigativ
The Asheville City Council is scheduled to vote on buying body cameras for the police department.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports the City Council is set to vote on the purchase of 60 cameras that could be worn on various parts of the body, including the head or shoulder. The vote is scheduled during a regular Tuesday council meeting.
Abortion-rights advocates have returned to the Executive Mansion to urge North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory to block a bill that would extend the waiting period for the procedure from 24 hours to 72 hours.
Representatives of Planned Parenthood and other groups held a news conference Monday across from the governor's home. The measure approved by the House and now in the Senate also requires doctors to give regulators more details about certain abortions performed.