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.
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
The Food and Drug Administration is using ads depicting wrinkled skin on youthful faces and teenagers paying for cigarettes with their teeth in a campaign to show the nation's young people the costs associated with smoking.
A flurry of new reports from major technology companies show that the government collects customer information on tens of thousands of Americans every six months as part of secret national security investigations.
With revenues exceeding expectations, the Rutherford County Commission has green-lighted starting the process to construct a new Emergency Medical Services station in the southeast of the county.
Republicans are starting to lay the blame on President Barack Obama if an overhaul of the nation's broken immigration system fails to become law.
Janet Yellen officially took over the leadership of the Federal Reserve on Monday — and along with it a delicate task: Unwinding the Fed's extraordinary economic stimulus without spooking investors or slowing a still-subpar economy.
Add another Democratic legislator to the list not running for another term in the North Carolina General Assembly this year as candidate filing officially begins next week.
The U.S. intelligence chief, James Clapper, said this week that the loss of state secrets as a result of leaks by former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden was the worst in American history.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal took responsibility Thursday for the poor storm preparations that led to an epic traffic jam in Atlanta and forced drivers to abandon their cars or sleep in them overnight when a storm dumped a couple of inches of snow.
Even proponents of President Barack Obama's new retirement savings program readily concede it won't be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their golden years. Many Americans won't be able to participate initially, and those who do may find the benefits are modest.
Republican U.S. Senate candidates in North Carolina will hold another meeting for voters to learn where they stand on issues, but state House Speaker Thom Tillis won't be among them again.
A radio host and former North Carolina television news anchor is entering the race to succeed ex-Rep. Mel Watt in Congress.
The Federal Reserve is expected Wednesday to further reduce its stimulus for the U.S. economy even though that prospect has unsettled global financial markets.
All Rutherford County offices, including the Rutherford County Courthouse will remain closed Wednesday due to inclement weather.
A North Carolina state senator has apologized for comments about Gov. Pat McCrory, his wife, and others made while speaking with constituents about legislation to regulate dog breeding.
Coming off the worst year of his presidency, President Barack Obama is out to convince the American public that he can do better for the country in 2014 — even as his influence wanes with every passing day.