Thom Tillis

A rapper and two others are due in court Wednesday on charges related to a February shootout in uptown Charlotte during CIAA basketball tournament week.

Updated 9:54 a.m.
Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina says he is fine and recovering in a Washington, D.C., hospital after collapsing during a 3-mile race in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning.

Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr
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North Carolina Senator Richard Burr is one of several Senate Republicans to question the timing of President Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey. 

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) is joining Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in a letter that raises concerns with President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees and citizens of several Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S.

Carolina Rising

A national watchdog group has filed complaints with the IRS and the Federal Election Commission claiming a North Carolina nonprofit broke campaign finance laws during the 2014 election. That nonprofit was headed by the current executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party. 

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.


Sun. Headlines: NC Teacher Pay Improves

Mar 22, 2015

The latest public school teacher pay rankings show North Carolina still below the national average, but making improvement after raises were approved last summer. 

The new National Education Association report showed North Carolina ranked 47th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia during the 2013-14 school year in average teacher pay, at almost $45,000. The NEA's average pay estimate this year for North Carolina is about $47,800, compared to the national average of about $57,400.

Sun. Headlines: Tillis Says Keep Guantanamo

Mar 15, 2015

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis thinks the prison at the U.S. Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, should stay open. Tillis visited the base this week with four other freshmen Republican senators. For 13 years, the base has been a detention camp to hold terrorism suspects after the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Tillis says Guantanamo holds some of the most heinous and evil criminals of our time and still plays a key role in protecting America from terrorism. Tillis vowed to make sure the base stays open.   President Barack Obama promised to close the base's prison when he ran for office.

Republican Lawmakers Slow The Pace

Jan 28, 2015
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North Carolina lawmakers officially kicked off the new session two weeks ago, but the work of filing bills and committee meetings began in earnest today. Since gaining control in 2010, the Republican majority has pushed major legislation aggressively from the outset. But in their fifth year, the pace has slowed, intentionally.


Sen. Tillis Introduces His First Measure

Jan 26, 2015
North Carolina General Assembly

It was a week of firsts for North Carolina’s new U.S. Senator, Thom Tillis. The senator filed his first legislation, an amendment Thursday that would open much of the East Coast to off-shore drilling for oil and gas.


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