The United States raised the prospect Wednesday of joining partners in Europe to impose sanctions against Ukraine in an attempt to end the deadly violence that has raised fears of a civil war in the country.
More endorsements have come in the Republican U.S. Senate race, this time for Thom Tillis and Mark Harris.
The North Carolina transportation department has awarded a contract to build a bridge to the site of a casino under construction in Cherokee County.
A pair of potential business projects could lead to additional jobs for Rutherford County.
Civil rights groups want the U.S. Justice Department to launch a federal investigation into whether North Carolina school districts are refusing to enroll some immigrant children although public schools are required to take all comers.
A Charlotte food store cook has been fired for a comment he made to Gov. Pat McCrory.
North Carolina's top environmental official says he briefed Gov. Pat McCrory about a negotiated settlement with Duke Energy that would have fined the $50 billion corporation $99,000 to resolve violations for groundwater contamination leaching from two huge coal ash dumps.
House Democrats are determined to cast an election-year spotlight on Republican opposition to raising the minimum wage and overhauling immigration laws.
Hoyt Sparks says he has no use for liberal Democrats and their "socialistic, Marxist, communist" ways.
A North Carolina trial judge was scheduled Monday to hold the first hearing in a challenge against a new law that would let low-income parents send their children to private or religious schools with taxpayer money.
Attorney General Roy Cooper isn't changing how his office is handling litigation challenging North Carolina's gay marriage prohibition now that a federal judge has struck down Virginia's ban.
While voters challenging two North Carolina congressional districts want to block their use in the 2014 elections, government attorneys want any decisions delayed until state redistricting lawsuits run their course.
Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party.
Gov. Pat McCrory says he'll review policies that penalize state employees for staying home during a storm even when top officials are advising people not to travel.
The weather may be an excuse plenty of people use to explain why they don't have a Valentine's Day gift this year.
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.