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Rep. Edgar Starnes, R-Caldwell, says he will resign from the General Assembly to take a job in the State Treasurer's Office.
Rep. Edgar Starnes, R-Caldwell, talks about why he is resigning from the General Assembly to take a job with the State Treasurer's Office.
Longtime state lawmaker Rep. Edgar Starnes is resigning his House seat for a new job in the state Treasurer's office.
Mark Binker and Laura Leslie
A legislative panel offered few solutions Monday to getting fresh produce and other healthy food into communities that lack grocery stores.
WRAL News has announced it will host a second debate for candidates running in North Carolina's Republican U.S. Senate primary. This second debate will feature four candidates who are not scheduled to appear during a live WRAL-TV debate to be broadcast Wednesday night.
A steady stream of family and close friends poured into a Southern Pines church Thursday night to pay their respect to former Gov. Jim Holshouser, who was remembered as a deeply religious man of principle.
North Carolina lawmakers had a tough choice this spring: Change how unemployment benefits are calculated, potentially cutting off benefits to tens of thousands of people, or allow the state's debt to the federal government to continue as a drag on the economy. The state was one of many in the same situation, but North Carolina lawmakers were the only ones who chose the quicker fix.
A bill that would allow the DOT to raise some speed limits to 75 mph took a U-turn back to committee after encountering heavy traffic on the House floor Thursday.
Nonprofit leaders from across the state say the Senate's tax plan would do serious harm to their organizations and the people they serve.
North Carolina's estate tax would end under a proposal the House tentatively approved Tuesday.
Two proposals to make beer sales more convenient in North Carolina won state House approval Monday night.
Convenience stores and grocery stores would no longer be able to sell high-alcohol malt beverages under a bill filed by the House majority leader Wednesday.
A wild day at the General Assembly included bills on sweepstakes games, the death penalty, charter schools and renewable energy, along with discussion of voter ID and religion.
A Florida elections official tells House lawmakers that curtailing early voting led to long lines in 2012.
Mark Binker and Matthew Burns
A resolution filed by Republican House lawmakers would allow the state to establish religion, defying the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
Two bills filed by Republican lawmakers seek to cut back early voting and eliminate same-day registration in North Carolina.
The House Rules Committee made adjustments to the Utilities Commission portion of a controversial bill to remake state boards. House leaders say they expect to put it before the full House today.
Legislation calling for sweeping changes in several key state regulatory boards and commissions have revealed divisions between House and Senate Republicans.
The House Commerce Committee gave approval Wednesday to a revamped version of a proposal to eliminate, fire or reconfigure more than two dozen state oversight boards. It could be the first political fight of the session between the House and Senate.
The House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to enact stiffer penalties for people who cook up batches of methamphetamine.
Matthew Burns and Laura Leslie
After more than an hour-long debate, the House Finance Committee on Wednesday voted 24-10 to approve a bill that would eliminate the state's estate tax.