Dr. John Karriker, a Gardner-Webb University educator for 35 years and a former Isothermal Community College administrator and science instructor, was honored this week with the State of North Carolina’s highest civilian honor, The Order of the Long Leaf Pine. Presented by N.C. House Rep. Rena Turner on Nov. 4 at a gathering of the Statesville Rotary Club, the Long Leaf Pine recognizes exceptional service to the state.
A new state commission overseeing the cleanup of Duke Energy's coal ash dumps in North Carolina is meeting as Gov. Pat McCrory has sued, challenging the panel's formation.
For the third time in a decade, the North Carolina legislature will be getting a makeover.
A lawyer advising North Carolina's environmental agency on rewriting rules governing cleanup at Duke Energy's coal ash dumps previously represented the electricity company on the same issue.
Add two more veteran lawmakers to those interested in succeeding U.S. Sen.-elect Thom Tillis as North Carolina House speaker.
Gov. Pat McCrory plans to expand the state's veterans' treatment court.
Bids for the new EMS station in Henrietta came in over the $720,000 budget.
North Carolina will have a 13th U.S. House member again after a vacancy that lasted ten months.
Forsyth County election officials have adjusted their voting totals from last week after finding some ballots that had not been counted.
The man who made sure the paper towel dispensers were filled, the bills printed and top research staff hired at the North Carolina General Assembly for more than 30 years has retired.
In last week's elections, Alabama Republicans shrank their once-powerful Democratic opponents to just eight seats in the state Senate, all of them from districts in which African-Americans are a majority.
The General Assembly's work may not be over this year if Gov. Pat McCrory believes replenishing a critical economic recruitment tool in North Carolina can't wait until January.
Wording changes and other final touches are being added to fracking rules before a vote by the North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission.
Gardner-Webb University raises awareness of human trafficking with a series of events each year, and that commitment to helping spotlight the global issue will continue this month with a benefit concert featuring “American Idol” finalist and North Carolina native Majesty Rose.
Six young musicians, recipients of the 2014 Foothill Music Club, Inc. scholarships, will perform for the community in a concert at Isothermal Community College, Columbus, on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m.
Jublilante Productions and Composer/Director Sonja Karlsen announce the world premier of her musical “The Joy of Bernadette” at the Tryon Fine Arts Center. Performances will be Nov. 13-17. Tickets are available by calling the box office at (828) 859-8322.
Rutherford County Manager Carl Classen will not seek to renew his contract which ends Feb. 20, 2015.
A day after the biggest sweep for Republicans in Rutherford County history, both the GOP and Democrats have taken stock of the election season.
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell, in line to be the next majority leader, is warning President Barack Obama that Congress will push back if he acts unilaterally on immigration.
Associate Justice Cheri Beasley is leading in her bid for a full term on North Carolina's Supreme Court, but the race is likely headed to a recount.
North Carolina Sen.-elect Thom Tillis says his victory over incumbent Kay Hagan came as no surprise because projections taken about two weeks ago suggested he would win.
More North Carolina residents voted than ever before for a midterm election this fall. But they didn't make history when it comes to turnout as a percentage of registered voters.
Kay Hagan (D) 6,611
Sean Laugh (L) 1,085
Thom Tillis (R) 11,676
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