Pat McCrory

Local News
9:29 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Struggling Food Banks Get Help From McCrory Administration

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina Executive Director Kay Carter, Gov. Pat McCrory, Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona Wos
Credit Michael Tomsic

Food banks in North Carolina that are struggling to keep up with high demand are getting emergency relief from Governor Pat McCrory's administration. McCrory announced Monday they'll split $750,000 over the next few weeks, in part to help them get through the partial government shutdown. But demand at food banks has been rising since before the shutdown and can also be traced to changes on the state level.


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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.
Credit CHUCK LIDDY — cliddy@newsobserver.com

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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Local News
10:48 am
Sun October 6, 2013

Atty. General Says He'll Challenge Gov. McCrory

North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper told Democratic Party activists Saturday he’ll run for governor in three years.  Appearing Saturday at the Democrats’ Western Gala in Asheville, Cooper said it's too early to make a formal announcement, but he’s ready to challenge first-term Republican Governor Pat McCrory.

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Local News
8:48 am
Wed October 2, 2013

North Carolina Looks To Ease Up On Some Standardized Tests

Standardized testing is nothing new in schools, but over the last several years the amount of it has significantly increased as the push for accountability has picked up. 

The state of North Carolina now administers 49 exams to students.  Some people in high positions have joined the backlash against all this testing and now the state is looking at ways to ease up a bit. 

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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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Local News
8:22 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Outside Group Spends Six Figures On McCrory TV Ads

The McCrory ad on Renew North Carolina Foundation's website.
Credit Michael Tomsic

A group with close ties to Governor Pat McCrory is spending six figures on TV ads supporting the governor's agenda. The ads will start airing Tuesday in Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro.

The ad presents Governor Pat McCrory as a guy having a casual chat with a big group of people at a house.

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Local News
5:20 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

McCrory Pushes To Extend Deadline For Teachers To Get Master's Pay Hike

Credit Lisa Miller

Governor Pat McCrory wants to make sure all teachers currently enrolled in master’s programs qualify for the ten percent automatic pay raise that, up until now, has come with the degree.  State lawmakers eliminated the pay bump for advanced degrees this year. Right now teachers have to receive their masters by April 1 to qualify for the higher pay.  McCrory urged the school board to help extend the cutoff date. 

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The Party Line
4:38 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Comparing Unpopularity Of McCrory, Perdue

­­With the special legislative session to consider overriding Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes, the final actions of this year’s “long session” of the NC General Assembly is coming to close. 

And with the dust settling from the legislative actions, it’s worth taking stock of the reaction of public opinion toward the chief executive, especially in comparison to his predecessor.

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Local News
11:28 am
Sun August 25, 2013

Pride festival brings a crowd to uptown Charlotte

As many as 55,000 people were expected in town this weekend for the annual Charlotte Pride festival.  The festival started Saturday along Tryon Street in downtown Charlotte, celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Activities continue today from noon to 6 o’clock along South Tryon Street.  The Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade starts at 1 o’clock on North Tryon Street. It’s the first gay pride parade in Charlotte in 19 years. Find out more at  charlottepride.org/

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Politics
4:40 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

McCrory Turns To Public For Help With Vetoes

As North Carolina lawmakers mull whether to override Governor Pat McCrory's first two vetoes in office, he is hoping you'll pick up the phone and help him out. 


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