North Carolina Politics

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NC Town Clearing Way For Guns On Playgrounds

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Wake County town of Morrisville has cleared the way for concealed weapons permit holders to carry guns on playgrounds. But not everyone is happy about the move. The council voted […]

10/23/2013

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NC Gov. McCrory Defiant After Vetoes Overridden

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Tasting the defeat of overrides on his first two vetoes, a defiant Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday that he still won’t implement one of the bills the General Assembly passed because […]

09/05/2013

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2 Bills Vetoed By NC Governor To Become Law Anyway

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two bills vetoed by Gov. Pat McCrory will become law anyway now that the General Assembly has formally canceled them. The Senate voted to override the vetoes by comfortable margins Wednesday […]

09/04/2013

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McCrory’s 2 Vetoes Heading To NC Senate Next

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two bills passed by the North Carolina General Assembly this summer could soon become law despite Gov. Pat McCrory’s formal objections to them. The Senate prepared to meet Wednesday morning to […]

09/04/2013

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McCrory Not Familiar With All Of Bill He’s To Sign

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he will sign into law a Republican-backed bill making sweeping changes to how and when citizens can vote even though he has not seen one […]

CBS Charlotte–07/29/2013

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NC Lawmakers May Finish With Voter ID, Abortion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are closing in on the last hours of this year’s General Assembly session. Leaders of the House and Senate say their target for shutting down for this year […]

CBS Charlotte–07/25/2013

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NC Lawmakers Pass Sweeping Changes To Gun Laws

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill greatly expanding where concealed handguns are legally allowed. The Republican-backed bill approved by both the House and Senate on Tuesday allows concealed-carry permit holders […]

CBS Charlotte–07/24/2013

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NC Lawmakers Prep Final Votes On $21B State Budget

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina legislators are set to make what’s expected to be their final arguments and final votes on the state’s yearly budget totaling nearly $21 billion spending plan. Final approval in […]

CBS Charlotte–07/24/2013

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Guns, Voter ID Remain As NC Lawmakers Near Adjourn

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly aims to wind down its 2013 session this coming week — perhaps just in time, too. House and Senate Republicans, like Democratic leaders once in charge […]

CBS Charlotte–07/22/2013

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McCrory Signs 43 Bills Including Abortion Risks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a requirement teaching public school children there’s a link between abortion and pre-term births later in life. The measure was among 43 […]

CBS Charlotte–07/19/2013

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