Governor Pat McCrory

Local News
3:39 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Many Counties Seek Exemption From NC Early Voting Requirements

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More than a third of North Carolina's counties are asking for an exemption from part of the sweeping election overhaul the General Assembly passed last year. Those exemptions would allow counties to cut early voting periods beyond what the new law already does.


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Economics
3:22 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Snow In Charlotte Leaves Florists Scrambling

Mignon Long, a floral designer at Gallery of Flowers in Charlotte, counts to make sure there are 36 roses in the bouquet on a Valentine's Day order.
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Governor Pat McCrory says he expects this week's winter storm will hit the state's wallet pretty hard.  


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Local News
5:46 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

A Look At The Debate Over When To Elect Watt's Replacement

North Carolina's 12th Congressional District
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Governor Pat McCrory has scheduled the special primary election to replace 12th district Congressman Mel Watt for May 6th. That’s the same date as the primary for all races. And it means even a temporary replacement for Congressman Watt won’t be chosen until November. That has upset a lot of the governor’s critics. They accuse him of playing politics, because the majority minority district is a Democratic district. The leader of the state NAACP says the move denies people their constitutional right to representation. The governor says he’s doing what makes the most sense.

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Politics
9:05 am
Tue January 14, 2014

McCrory: Not Many Options For Special Election For Mel Watt's Seat

Governor Pat McCrory announced the special election for Congressman Mel Watt's seat will coincide with the general election schedule.
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Governor Pat McCrory says he didn't have many options for when to hold a special election for the 12th congressional district.  Mel Watt resigned from his seat on January 6 after he was sworn in as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

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Business
9:58 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Electrolux Announces 810 New Jobs, $85M Investment In Charlotte

Jack Truong, CEO of Electrolux Major Appliances North America, announced the company will add 810 jobs by 2017.
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Appliance Maker Electrolux announced it will add more than 800 jobs with the expansion of their U.S. corporate headquarters in Charlotte. Electrolux says it will also invest more than $85 million toward construction costs for the expansion.


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Local News
4:55 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Governor McCrory On Teacher Raises, Obamacare

Governor Pat McCrory says he wants state lawmakers to give teachers a pay raise when they meet in May for the short session.  He plans to have a salary proposal ready in February.  McCrory made those remarks on WFAE's Charlotte Talks Monday morning. 

The state’s current budget for next year sets aside a $500-a-year raise for the top 25 percent of teachers who decide to give up their tenure and sign a four-year contract. 

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Local News
1:01 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

McCrory Backs Council In Airport Fight, Says Time To 'Move On' From Jerry Orr

Governor Pat McCrory

Governor Pat McCrory said Monday he supports the Charlotte City Council position in the fight with state lawmakers over control of Charlotte Douglas Airport—including the city’s removal of former aviation director Jerry Orr from his long-time post. Until now, McCrory has shied away from taking a public stance on the issue.

At the end of an hour-long interview on WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, host Mike Collins asked McCrory the question.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Governor Pat McCrory

Charlotte’s former long-time mayor, now Governor Pat McCrory, has been in office about 10 months now, and has certainly made headlines across the state and the nation in that period of time. North Carolina has had a very controversial year in politics touching many issues, like taxes, the economy, education, voter ID, abortion, and much, much more. Governor Pat McCrory joins us for the first time since becoming Governor to talk about his first year in office. We’ll go over all the important issues and take your questions as well.

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Local News
12:09 am
Fri October 11, 2013

How Changes To Response Of Medicaid Audit Fit McCrory’s Message

Mark Payne, Chief Compliance Officer at North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and DHHS Secretary Aldona Wos answer questions during a day-long hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh on Tuesday.
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The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been under fire this week. On Tuesday, the department's secretary received a day-long grilling in legislative committee hearings. That same day, the website North Carolina Health News reported that the McCrory administration and the department had done some extra spin to make the state's Medicaid program look particularly broken.

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Politics
11:54 am
Wed September 11, 2013

McCrory's Fond Of 'Stepping On Toes'

If you pay attention to media coverage – you may have noticed our governor is fond of the cliché “stepping on toes.”  In fact,  he uses it in a commercial that started airing this week – twice:

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