Pat McCrory

The group behind an upcoming religious revival in Charlotte is apologizing for how it used Governor Pat McCrory in a full-page advertisement. The group, called The Response, says it wrongly gave the impression that McCrory was leading the call for prayer.

The ad in the Charlotte Observer reads, "Our nation is in crisis." It lists violence, abortion, racism, and asks, "What can we do to take our nation back?"

The ad includes a smiling photo of Governor Pat McCrory and right next to his image, "Come join me." 


North Carolina's highest ranking health official is stepping down. Aldona Wos has led Governor Pat McCrory's health department since 2013. Her tenure included threats from the federal government over food stamp delays but also significant improvements in the state's Medicaid budget.

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Governor's office

Republican administrations across the country have opposed the Obama administration’s plan to regulate carbon emissions since it was first announced, and North Carolina is no exception. 

North Carolina’s largest newspapers are among the media outlets and advocacy groups suing the McCrory administration for violating the state’s public records law.

Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

The State Board of Elections has ruled no laws were broken when an Oklahoma man with ties to illegal gambling gave $270,000 to the campaigns of leading North Carolina politicians.

Ben Bradford / WFAE

Governor Pat McCrory stopped in Charlotte Wednesday—ostensibly to announce a financial company will bring new, high-paying jobs to the city. But the governor also used the opportunity to stump for an expansion the tax breaks used to lure the business.

North Carolina General Assembly

The leader of the North Carolina Senate will not push legislation to remove the Confederate flag as an option on some state license plates, as Governor Pat McCrory has called for.

Governor Pat McCrory says North Carolina should get rid of one way it displays the Confederate flag: on specialty license plates.

Michael Bethea

In two years, Charlotte will host one of the most high-profile events in basketball: the NBA All-Star Game. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver officially made that announcement in uptown Tuesday.

A large crowd rallied Saturday against the presence of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, calling it a “symbol of hate.” Several people spoke at the rally, which lasted more than an hour. The crowd chanted "take it down" and ended the rally by singing "We Shall Overcome."  The rally came three days after the shooting deaths of nine people in a massacre at the black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.