Advocacy groups have filed ethics complaints against North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford of South Carolina over six-figure stock payouts they received while in office from an online mortgage broker.
Progress North Carolina Action filed a complaint Monday against McCrory with the North Carolina Ethics Commission. The complaint against Sanford was filed with the U.S. House Ethics Committee by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
The House majority leader for the past two years is leaving the North Carolina General Assembly to take a job with the office of State Treasurer Janet Cowell.
Rep. Edgar Starnes says he'll resign his seat at noon Tuesday, the day before lawmakers return to Raleigh for a one-day housekeeping session. Starnes said Monday he'll become a senior policy adviser for Cowell and serve as her liaison to the Republican-led legislature.
A former Assistant District attorney in Buncombe County has apparently refused to answer questions in a law suit that is being heard before a federal judge. The suit was brought against the county and former Sheriff Bobby Medford. Medford is serving time in federal prison after being found guilty on several corruption charges unrelated to the law suit. Asheville Citizen Times reporter Jon Ostendorff has been following thecase. He spoke with David Hurand.
One of the more important but frequently over looked mid-term election races took place in all 100 North Carolina counties. The race for Sheriff has long been part of North Carolina's political history. This year five of eighteen incumbents ran unopposed. Jon Elliston spoke with David Hurand about some of the surprising results in contests for Sheriff in Western North Carolina.
Election day is upon us and the on-line investigative reporting service Carolina Public Press has the latest campaign finance reports for North Carolina House and Senate candidates across the 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina... link to article.
From NPR member station WFAE in Charlotte, reporter Ben Bradford has produced stories about the voting records of both incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan and her opponent, North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis: