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.
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.
Dan Clodfelter has been sworn in as the fourth mayor of Charlotte since last spring.
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.
After nearly two hours of discussion, Rutherford County Commissioners have narrowed down their goals for the immediate future.
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.
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.
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.
The city of Raleigh has offered $38 million for the old Dorothea Dix hospital property from the state of North Carolina.
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.
"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.
Two federal agencies are investigating whether managers at North Carolina State University's massive Hofmann Forest illegally drained wetlands.
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.
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.
The 2012 election should have been a good one for Democrats running for Congress in North Carolina.
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.
Gov. Pat McCrory has selected a Wake County judge to replace District Attorney Colon Willoughby Jr., who announced his resignation last week.
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.
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.
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.
The Senate is on track to approve sanctions against Russia and aid for Ukraine after Democrats withdrew a provision that was blocking Congress from issuing a sharp response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's military intervention in Crimea.
Less than six months on the job, the mayor of Charlotte was arrested and accused Wednesday of accepting more than $48,000 in bribes from FBI agents posing as real estate developers who wanted to do business with North Carolina's largest city.
The Senate Intelligence Committee three years ago secretly considered — but ultimately rejected — alternate ways for the National Security Agency to collect and store massive amounts of Americans' phone records, The Associated Press has learned.
People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will get extra time, the Obama administration has announced.
The lawyer hired to represent North Carolina's environmental agency during a federal investigation into its regulation of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps once represented the utility company in a different criminal probe.