Raleigh politicians settle on budget

July 30, 2014

(News and Observer, Raleigh)
Legislative leaders in Raleigh agree on a $21.3 billion budget that would boost starting pay for teachers to $35,000.


State budget sets $10 million in firm incentives

July 30, 2014

(Star-News, Wilmington)

The state budget favored by Raleigh lawmakers includes $10 million in incentives for film projects, which industry officials criticized as paltry.


Asheville's Mission Hospital plans $42 million in cuts

July 30, 2014

(Asheville Citizen Times)

Mission Health System, Asheville's biggest employer, will cut costs by $42 million next year under a reorganization plan that could mean layoffs.

Charlotte investor Nelson joins UNC board

July 30, 2014

(Charlotte Observer)

Charlotte investor Anna Spangler Nelson, daughter of former UNC System President C.D. Spangler Jr., was elected to the system's board of governors.

Greensboro cracks down on crowded clubs

July 30, 2014

(News and Record, Greensboro)

A nightclub owes nearly $300,000 in fines for repeated overcrowding, which city officials say could cost lives. Visions Entertainment Complex often attracts 1,800 people, double its capacity.

Blogger accuses Berger of charter-school conflict

July 30, 2014

(News and Record, Greensboro)
A retired Winston-Salem stockbroker filed a complaint alleging Senate Pro Tem Phil Berger doesn't want charter school salaries publicized to protect his son's newly approved school.

Cooper won't fight federal court ruling

July 29, 2014

(News & Observer, Raleigh)

N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper says it would be "futile" to fight a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. The final decision, he says, will most likely be made by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sports car group wants Pilot Mountain to itself for a day

July 29, 2014

(Winston-Salem Journal)

Pending legislation would essentially allow a group of vintage sports-care enthusiasts to close Pilot Mountain State Park to the public on Sept. 11.

Senate, House say they've reached a budget deal

July 28, 2014

(Raleigh News & Observer)

The North Carolina Senate and House have agreed to a budget that increases the salaries of state teachers by 7% and saves the jobs of teaching assistants.

The myth behind N.C.'s cut in jobless benefits

July 28, 2014

(The New York Times)

After eliminating jobless benefits for those unemployed 20 weeks or longer, North Carolina became a partisan player in the debate on economic policy. A closer look, however, reveals that it has performed similarly to neighboring states.