Federal authorities have launched a criminal investigation into a massive coal ash spill into a North Carolina river, demanding that Duke Energy and state regulators hand over reams of documents related to the accident that left a waterway polluted with tons of toxic sludge.
It was once the backbone of the House Republican majority — the hard-line stand that brought President Barack Obama to the negotiating table and yielded more than $2 trillion in deficit reduction.
In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a "catastrophic" winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages that could leave people in the dark for days.
Rutherford County government offices will be closed Wednesday due to pending inclement weather.
Duke Energy says it plans to begin dredging coal ash out of a North Carolina river on Tuesday as the state's environmental agency moved to scuttle a previously proposed settlement with the company over pollution leaking from waste dumps at its power plants.
House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday that the House will vote this week to increase in the government's borrowing cap without any add-ons demanded by Republicans.
North Carolina's 2014 campaign season officially began Monday as candidates swarmed election offices in Raleigh to officially file for races from U.S. Senate to school board and judicial and legislative seats in between.
Gov. Pat McCrory and top state lawmakers promised Monday to commit about $200 million over the next two years to raise pay for starting teachers from $30,800 a year to $35,000 and keep new educators from leaving classrooms.
Officials at the state Department of Health and Human Services are declining to say whether they have successfully cleared a backlog of food stamp applications as a federal deadline approaches.
A statement issued by Forest City Town Manager John Condrey Monday, Feb. 10:
When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks Tuesday since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny.
Little more than a week after Groundhog Day, the evidence is mounting that lawmakers have all but wrapped up their most consequential work of 2014, at least until the results of the fall elections are known.
North Carolina officials are up against a deadline to finally help people who need food or face the loss of millions of dollars in federal money.
North Carolina school districts won approval Thursday to administer their own versions of third-grade reading tests in hopes of avoiding a lengthy series of shorter tests. Superintendents said those mini-tests could consume chunks of teaching time this spring.
The crowd that swamped a recent GOP candidates' forum at a suburban Charlotte sports bar testified to Republicans' hopes of defeating North Carolina's first-term Democratic senator and moving closer to controlling the U.S. Senate.
Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.
The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in California.
A Buncombe County man has been banned from operating a business in North Carolina after state officials say he swindled people who wanted to restore classic cars.
House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday it will be difficult to pass immigration legislation this year, dimming prospects for one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities.
County commissioners have agreed to buy MacBook Air laptop computers for all students in grades 6 through 12 in the Iredell-Statesville Schools.
The home health care industry and its allies are getting help from U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis in opposing Medicare spending cuts for skilled nursing assistance for older adults.
It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent President Barack Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.
Aiming to help rural communities deal with climate change, the Obama administration is creating seven regional "climate hubs" that will serve as clearinghouses for information and outreach about extreme weather across the U.S.
Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With fewer than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new insurance markets?
Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken is running for Congress in North Carolina.