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Hundreds of citizens from all across North Carolina gathered in Raleigh Tuesday for Religious Freedom Legislative Action Day in support of protecting religious freedom.
New poll shows overwhelming support for religious freedom, voters more likely to support candidates who would pass RFRA
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after learning that the United States Coast Guard had suspended the search for seven U.S. Marines, stationed at Camp Lejeune, and four Louisiana National Guard air crewmembers aboard an Army helicopter that went down Tuesday during a night...
Governor Pat McCrory, chairman of the OCS Governors Coalition, applauded President Barack Obama's Interior Department for advancing an oil and gas leasing program that could include development opportunities in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Carolina.
Governor Pat McCrory was on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill today to celebrate the largest financial commitment from an individual in the university's history. Class of 1972 alumnus Fred Eshelman has made a $100 million donation to the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy. The governor joined Chancellor...
As early voting opens for the 2014 general election, an attorney representing the state in the lawsuit fighting state election law reforms is seeking further information regarding statements made earlier this month by the Rev. William Barber at the state NAACP convention.
Governor Pat McCrory was in Wilmington today warning those along the coast and beyond to prepare for Tropical Storm Arthur
Hagan Supported A Cap And Trade Bill That Would Have Caused Electricity Prices To Skyrocket, Costing Families $1,700 A Year
Governor Pat McCrory announced one of the largest federal community development block grants in the state's history today, a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a facility for homeless veterans.
Following the news of the death of Joyce Pope, State Budget Director Art Pope's mother, Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement...
Governor Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for Beaufort, Chowan, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties in the wake of Friday's severe thunderstorms and devastating tornadoes and warned that more rough weather is headed our way.
Governor Pat McCrory met with Medal of Honor nominee Sergeant Kyle J. White in Charlotte today. The Army veteran has been nominated for his extraordinary bravery during a battle in Aranas, Afghanistan in 2007.
Governor Pat McCrory appointed Justice Bob Orr, a former member of the N.C. Court of Appeals and former Justice on the N.C. Supreme Court, to fill the vacancy in the district attorney's office in the 24th Prosecutorial District created by the retirement of Jerry Wilson.
Following the retirement of Wake County District Attorney C. Colon Willoughby Jr. last week, Governor Pat McCrory appointed Judge Ned Mangum, a Wake County District Court judge to fill his place.
In the heart of the city, the historic Uptown Theater, completed in 1914, has sat vacant since 1999.
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory will host a ceremony illuminating the executive mansion in blue tonight at 5:30 p.m. and into tomorrow to raise awareness and show support for individuals with Down syndrome.
During his ten minute testimony, Forest expressed his belief that the Common Core standards roll out in NC represents a long term danger to local control of education decisions in our school systems.
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest is scheduled to attend the opening of nominations for's Home for a Wounded Warrior at McKee Homes in Fayetteville on February 19 at 10:30am.
Today, the House of Representatives voted to approve Congressman Walter B. Jones' (NC-3) proposal to repeal excessive restrictions on human access to Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area.
Congressman Walter Jones takes action and relates it to his constituents through these press releases.
Sen. Bill Cook (R-District 1) announced today his support for a plan unveiled by Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Thom Tillis to make North Carolina's starting teacher salaries among the highest in the Southeast.
DHHS today announced contracts with two leading service firms - Alvarez and Marsal and Navigant Healthcare - to support the Division of Medical Assistance (DMA) as it continues its work to improve and strengthen operations of the North Carolina Medicaid program.
I watched most of the State of the Union Address; some of you watched all of it, most of you watched none of it, which, in this case, is most understandable.
State AARP officials Friday rolled out their 2014 legislative priorities, and among them were safeguarding Medicare from cost-cutting, expanding Medicaid, and helping more seniors not yet eligible for Medicare to enroll in the federal health exchange. At the Raleigh event, AARP leaders also...
Governor Pat McCrory granted unconditional pardons to two men who completed their sentences for offenses committed more than 35 years ago and have since become outstanding citizens.
Over the loud objections of American health insurance companies, and with blaming George W. Bush not really an option to convince the even most stupid among us, chiefly the Candidate's voting base, our Liar-in-Chief fixed ObamaCare by blaming health insurance companies.
Governor Pat McCrory is urging residents to update their emergency winter weather plans and re-stock their emergency supply kits during Winter Weather Preparedness Week in North Carolina.
Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger and Speaker Thom Tillis applauded Gov. Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata for their leadership and joined their call for the Southern Environmental Law Center to stop obstructing construction of the economically vital new Bonner Bridge.
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over North Carolina, last week returned a major decision that has significant implications for law enforcement agencies in North Carolina, and especially in Beaufort County.
To address the concerns of smaller states, representation was equally assigned to all of the states in the Union. Every state got TWO.
An agreement between the North Carolina Office of Information Technology Services and NC State University will provide students with real-world learning opportunities and allow state government to develop a pipeline of talent for its IT operations.
Governor Pat McCrory received a federal disaster declaration today to help 13 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians recover from this summer's severe flooding.
A high-ranking manager at the UNC School of the Arts will keep her $114,695 a year job despite investigative findings that she improperly gave a state computer to her son for use at college and then obtained another one for herself at taxpayer expense.
Recent modifications to North Carolina's election laws  -  including changes affecting voter identification, same-day registration, early voting, and absentee ballot applications  -  would have almost no effect on voter turnout, voting experts say.
State legislators racked their brains trying to come up with ways to recoup $20 million in interest the Rural Economic Development Center had earned - primarily on state tax dollars the center deposited in a private bank account.
Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted a "Back to School Brigade" for military children today at the Governor's Residence.
Governor Pat McCrory is proclaiming May 4-12, 2013, as Tourism Week in North Carolina, joining destinations across the state to celebrate travel and tourism as a record-breaking industry that is vital to the economic stability and growth of the state.