Government

Decker says NC close to maxing out JDIG funds

November 11, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker said Monday that North Carolina may run out of grant money for corporate expansions and relocations before the state legislature convenes on Jan. 28. Gov. Pat McCrory said last week he would call a special legislative session to consider increasing the cap on the state's Job Development Investment Grant program only if necessary for bringing new jobs to the state.

UNC professors call for changes regarding student athletes

November 11, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Faculty leaders at UNC Chapel Hill met Monday to discuss forming a new oversight committee for athletics and developing an ethics code for faculty. 

Greensboro native Lynch nominated for attorney general

November 10, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Greensboro native Loretta Lynch was nominated by Pres. Barack Obama to be the next attorney general, replacing Eric Holder. Lynch, 55, is currently U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Cannon placed on house arrest after voting

November 7, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon will be under house arrest with electronic monitoring until he reports to a West Virginia federal prison on Nov. 18 to serve a 44-month sentence. Cannon, a convicted felon, appeared before U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney on Thursday to explain why he violated the terms of his bond by voting in the recent election. 

Cannon returns to federal court Thursday

November 6, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Former Charlotte mayor and convicted felon Patrick Cannon will return to federal court Thursday to explain why he cast a ballot in this year's election despite losing his voting privileges. Cannon was sentenced on Oct. 14 to 44 months in federal prison on corruption charges. He is scheduled to begin serving his sentence in a West Virginia prison on Nov. 18.

Tillis unseats Hagan as GOP reclaims control of Senate

November 5, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

Thom Tillis defeated U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan despite a strong Democratic turnout in early voting and polls that consistently favored Hagan. With all but 10 precincts counted, Tillis received 48.85% of the vote compared with Hagan's 47.23%. Libertarian candidate Sean Haugh received 3.75%. Republicans gained Senate seats in at least six other states.

Cannon in trouble again after voting in midterm election

November 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon could go to prison sooner than expected after violating his bond by casting a ballot during the early voting period. Cannon lost his voting eligibility when he pleaded guilty to and was later convicted on corruption charges. He is expected to begin serving a 44-month prison sentence later this month.

 

Adams handily defeats Coakley for seat in US House

November 5, 2014

(The Charlotte Observer)

Dem. Alma Adams earned more than 75% of the vote to defeat Republican challenger and former TV news anchor Vince Coakley in the contest to replace Mel Watt in the 12th Congressional District. 

Ellmers claims third term after defeating Aiken

November 5, 2014

(WRAL.com)

Incumbent Rep. Renee Ellmers earned 59% of the vote to Democrat Clay Aiken's 41% to retain her seat in the 2nd Congressional District.

UNC Chapel Hill faces new probe by accrediting body

November 4, 2014

(The News & Observer, Raleigh)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools will launch a new review of UNC Chapel Hill that will focus on the findings of the Wainstein report, which showed 18 years of academic fraud including no-show classes taken by more than 3,100 students. Following a 2012 review, SACS required the university to allow those students and graduates to take courses to make up for the bogus classes free of charge.