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Associated PressNorth Carolina is the only state in the Southeast without a gay marriage ban in its constitution. The idea has gone nowhere in the last decade because Democratic leaders quashed Republican efforts to debate amendment referenda. Now with Republicans in...
Associated PressA study finds North Carolina's once-fledgling wine industry, grape growers and related businesses are directly responsible for employing about 3,800 and those workers generate another 3,700 jobs. Gov. Bev Perdue's office said Wednesday the state's wine...
Associated PressWhile North Carolina is prepared to make a hefty $78 million interest payment this week on money it's borrowed to pay jobless benefits, the state remains in a holding pattern about how to pay the underlying tab that's 30 times larger. The Legislature...
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Associated PressA state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records...
Associated PressGov. Beverly Perdue announced Friday she'll vote against a change to North Carolina's constitution next May that would prohibit gay marriage, saying that although she backs traditional matrimony, the question if approved could harm the state's economy and...
Associated PressThree years ago, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory was battling with Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue over who would become North Carolina's next governor. Perdue narrowly defeated McCrory. Today, McCrory is no longer mayor, but he's gearing up for an all-but-certain...
Associated PressA California-based genetic testing manufacturer plans to create 242 jobs when it builds a clinical laboratory in Research Triangle Park to develop a screening test to determine whether fetuses have Down Syndrome. Gov. Beverly Perdue announced Wednesday...
Associated PressGov. Beverly Perdue is all packed up for her second trade mission to Asia since taking office in 2009. Perdue was slated to leave North Carolina on Saturday on her way to Beijing, China, for a week of meetings in the country with business leaders and...
Associated PressA federal judge heard Monday from attorneys for abortion providers urging that enforcement of a North Carolina law set to take effect next week should be blocked because the additional hurdles for women and doctors are unconstitutional. The abortion...
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Associated PressAmericans are taught that judges are the final referees in legal disputes. But that's often not the case when your beef is with a North Carolina state government agency. In the obscure realm of administrative law, a state department can disregard the...
Tags: Employees, Judges, Punishment, Executive Branch, Elections
Associated PressThe Republican-led Senate made quick work Wednesday of Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue's vetoes by overriding all six returned to the chamber since the General Assembly last left town, including medical malpractice litigation charges and a bill targeting...
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Staff WriterGov. Beverly Perdue says a legislative proposal to save administration costs by merging the smallest North Carolina community colleges with large neighbors would hinder rural communities. Perdue said Monday that lawmakers should shelve the...
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