Pat McCrory

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.


http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/

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

Michael Bethea / WFAE

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.

Courtesy of the NCGA

Wednesday, the North Carolina Senate tentative approved its $21.5 billion state budget. The final vote will take place Thursday.

The budget vote was largely party line, but there was a surprise. A key Republican budget writer voted against the plan.

NC Senate Releases Contentious Budget Proposal

Jun 15, 2015
North Carolina General Assembly

North Carolina Senate leaders are gearing up for another budget battle with their counterparts in the state House and Governor Pat McCrory, even before releasing an actual budget document.


With the pending U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage expected, and the issue of whether North Carolina magistrate’s should be allowed a ‘religious objection’ to performing same-sex marriages, the culture wars over social issues are still being fought in earnest.

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Governor's office

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory explained Thursday why he does not think that signing new abortion regulations violates a campaign promise.

When McCrory was a candidate for governor, a moderator asked him this question during a debate:

"If you're elected governor, what further restrictions on abortion would you agree to sign? I'll start with you, Mr. McCrory," she said.

"None," McCrory replied.

But a bill passed this week will be the second one restricting abortions that McCrory will sign. 

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