Saturday, July 26 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:23:20 GMT
Forty-nine people have been arrested after police in Charlotte took part in a four-day blitz to tackle prostitution concerns in the city. According to police, the blitz took place in the city's MetroMore >>
According to police, the blitz took place in the city's Metro area after citizens reached out to police with concern of prostitution related crimes throughout the area.More >>
RALEIGH, NC (WECT/AP) - A North Carolina county Republican Party official is resigning after GOP leaders criticized him over comments he made on "The Daily Show" about the new law requiring photo identification to vote.
In an interview with The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi, Buncombe County precinct chairman Don Yelton made several remarks that lead to his resignation. "When I was a young man, you didn't call a ‘black' a ‘black', you called him a Negro," Yelton said. He continued, "I had a picture of Obama sitting on a stump as a witchdoctor, and I posted that on Facebook. I was making fun of my white half of Obama, not the black half."
Thursday Yelton said he's stepping down from his position. He was a member of the NC Republican Executive Committee.
State party chairman Claude Pope said Yelton's comments airing Wednesday on the Comedy Central show were "completely inappropriate and highly offensive" and Yelton didn't speak for the party.
Yelton said the voter ID law "is going to kick the Democrats in the butt" and was OK if it meant some college students or white or black people wouldn't vote when it takes effect.
Pope and the Buncombe GOP chairman had threatened removal proceedings against Yelton if he didn't resign.
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Friday, July 25 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:47:36 GMT
A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor. The House approved a compromise version of the bill on a 62-36 vote Friday following a unanimousMore >>
A bill changing some rules for how charter schools operate in North Carolina is headed to the governor.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:15:35 GMT
The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that changes how Medicaid is administered and paid for in the state. Senators approved the measure, 28-17, on Thursday. It would createMore >>
State lawmakers in the Senate on Thursday passed a bill to partially privatize Medicaid by changing how the program is administrated and financed.More >>
Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:32:17 GMT
A new poll of North Carolina's highly-watched Senate race shows incumbent Kay Hagan's lead widening over Thom Tillis with less than four months left before Election Day. Public Policy Polling surveyedMore >>
Incumbent Kay Hagan has stretched her lead slightly over Thom Tillis in the highly-watched race for one of North Carolina's seats in the U.S. Senate. Hagan's lead is now seven points over Tillis with less than four months to go before Election Day. To see the specifics of the poll, click on the link inside this story.More >>
Thursday, July 17 2014 12:27 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:27:48 GMT
Republican David Rouzer has a cash advantage over the two other candidates running to replace Mike McIntyre as the Representative for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District. Rouzer, Democrat JonathanMore >>
Former state Senator David Rouzer has a wide advantage over the other two candidates in the race for the 7th Congressional District race in North Carolina. More >>
Wednesday, June 18 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-06-18 11:42:30 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP/WECT) - A committee of the North Carolina Senate advanced a bill aimed at stopping groundwater pollution leaching from Duke Energy's coal pits in the state, despite concerns raised byMore >>
A state Senate committee on Tuesday gave approval to a coal ash bill mandating clean up deadlines for Duke Energy's coal ash ponds across North Carolina. Click the link inside the story to read the text of the bill.More >>
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