Under the Dome

Apr. 18, 2014 @ 02:08 PM

Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations

Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

NC State study: Dan River water safe for farm use

Farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock because toxic sludge from a massive coal ash spill has settled to the bottom, a report by university researchers found.


Apr. 18, 2014 @ 12:06 PM

Food stamp backlog still costs NC governments

Meeting deadlines set by federal regulators to eliminate North Carolina's backlog of food stamp applications still came with a cost to state and local governments.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

NC Medicaid keeps shortfall at $120-$140 million

The agency running Medicaid in North Carolina is sticking to its previous shortfall projection as unpaid claims and application backlogs remain.


Apr. 17, 2014 @ 09:55 AM

NC judge considers if districts can sue on tenure

A judge in Greensboro is considering whether two school districts can sue the state over North Carolina's teacher tenure law.


Apr. 15, 2014 @ 11:34 AM

Mitchell pulls out of 12th District race

Former Charlotte City Councilman James Mitchell has dropped out of the race to fill the 12th Congressional District seat vacated when Mel Watt became head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.


Apr. 10, 2014 @ 01:56 PM

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

The House on Wednesday passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years by making sweeping cuts across the federal budget and eliminating health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 03:14 PM

Clodfelter sworn in as Charlotte's new mayor

Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring.


Apr. 09, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Pentagon: Shooting at NC base likely accidental

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.


Apr. 04, 2014 @ 07:01 AM

Commissioners narrow down goals

After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 03:00 PM

US secretly built 'Cuban Twitter' to stir unrest

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter" — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 12:00 PM

Republicans like campaign money ruling, Dems don't

Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the wealthy.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 11:29 AM

NAACP to sign agreement to keep NC hospital open

Officials with the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP say they will sign an agreement for a public-private partnership to keep the Pungo District Hospital in Belhaven open for three more months.


Apr. 03, 2014 @ 10:27 AM

Raleigh offers $38 million for Dix property

The city of Raleigh has offered $38 million for the old Dorothea Dix hospital property from the state of North Carolina.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 03:01 PM

EPA was concerned about NC deal on Duke ash dumps

The U.S. Environmental Agency expressed concern last year that a proposed deal between North Carolina regulators and Duke Energy to settle pollution violations at two of the company's coal ash dumps was too lenient.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 01:09 PM

New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

"That is not how GM does business."

With statements like that, new CEO Mary Barra is trying to distance the General Motors she now leads from the overly bureaucratic company whose inattention to its customers helped land it in bankruptcy in 2009.


Apr. 02, 2014 @ 12:05 PM

Federal government checking NC forest wetlands

Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University's massive Hofmann Forest illegally drained wetlands.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 01:02 PM

AP sources: Health law sign-ups on track to hit 7M

Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials told The Associated Press.


Apr. 01, 2014 @ 12:59 PM

Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and working class.


Mar. 31, 2014 @ 02:26 PM

GOP uses historic win to remake North Carolina map

The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 01:49 PM

Guilford County backlog puts federal money at risk

North Carolina is facing the loss of $88 million in federal money if Guilford County cannot clear a large backlog of unprocessed food stamp applications by Monday.


Mar. 28, 2014 @ 11:56 AM

McCrory names judge as new Wake County DA

Gov. Pat McCrory has selected a Wake County judge to replace District Attorney Colon Willoughby Jr., who announced his resignation last week.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 05:03 PM

APNewsBreak: NC governor directs belt-tightening

Gov. Pat McCrory asked Thursday for more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 04:37 PM

NC regulators missed crack in Duke coal ash dam

Photos taken earlier this month show that North Carolina regulators apparently failed to notice a large crack opening in an earthen dam holding back millions of tons of Duke Energy's coal ash near the Cape Fear River.


Mar. 27, 2014 @ 03:37 PM

McCrory, NC DOT secretary worried about road money

Gov. Pat McCrory and his administration's transportation leaders are worried about the future of state and federal funding sources to pay for roads and bridges in North Carolina.