Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency for North Carolina in the wake of a winter storm that's left hundreds of thousands without power.
One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
A split North Carolina State Board of Education agreed Thursday to change how students are labeled based on standardized test scores in a move that likely means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. It could also mean thousands of third-graders will avoid summer reading camps.
An ailing Sen. Martin Nesbitt is back in Buncombe County after arriving there in an ambulance.
The heads of North Carolina's higher education systems have a message for Gov. Pat McCrory and legislative leaders — don't forget about us on educator pay.
It's unclear whether North Carolina's unemployment insurance office will meet its goal on clearing a backlog of initial claims that grew as office workers became more deliberative about whether someone qualifies for benefits.
The former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the agency's tea party scandal once again refused to answer questions at a congressional hearing Wednesday that quickly devolved into political bickering between Democrats and Republicans.
The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don't comply with requirements of the new health care law, helping to defuse a politically difficult election-year issue for Democrats.
The state budget director has told the University of North Carolina that it needs to re-write its budget plan for the coming year.
President Barack Obama's election-year budget seeks to rally fellow Democrats with new help for the working poor and fresh money for road-building, education and research. It also pulls back from controversial cuts to Social Security that had been designed to lure Republicans to the bargaining table.
A federal magistrate judge says North Carolina must provide documents to groups suing to overturn recent voting changes that were created even after Gov. Pat McCrory signed the law last summer.
Rutherford County Commissioners approved expending $100,000 in local funds to match nearly $800,000 in grants for economic development opportunities.
Some town employees are receiving a .65 percent pay raise after Forest City Town Council approved an option presented in the Reclassification and Pay Study developed by the Management and Personnel Services (MAPS) group.
North Carolina State Controller David McCoy is retiring from his job at the end of the month in a move that will end a public service career spanning more than 30 years.
A Wake County commissioner and former candidate for lieutenant governor has been hired as chief operating officer in Gov. Pat McCrory's budget office.
Inside pits containing 1.7 million tons of coal ash at the Jefferies Generating Station, the hydraulic arm of a big orange excavator scooped up the toxic gray sludge and dropped it into the back of a dump truck.
After some contentious debate, the Rutherford County Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to recommend keeping the Haynes Branch Library in Henrietta.
Proposed federal environmental guidelines released Thursday would protect endangered North Atlantic right whales from offshore seismic testing aimed at sizing up oil and gas reserves from Delaware to Florida.
North Carolina environmental officials have cited a company in Candler that the state says spilled thousands of gallons of diesel fuel.
Singer and actor Clay Aiken is now officially making the switch to wear the hat of a North Carolina congressional candidate.
Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency on Wednesday proposed holding down rising Medicaid costs by adapting and expanding current networks of physicians or hospitals into agreements allowing them to keep a portion of savings they generate while meeting treatment goals but sharing the losses if patient costs are too high.
Gov. Pat McCrory's health agency on Wednesday planned to unveil its latest version of ideas on how to change North Carolina's $13 billion Medicaid health care system for about 1.7 million poor and disabled people.
A three-time candidate for statewide office in North Carolina has decided to add his name to the list of candidates seeking Democrat Kay Hagan's U.S. Senate seat this year.
North Carolina lawmakers, school leaders and parents are considering whether teachers can be better rewarded for performance through a statewide incentives package.