North Carolina

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
June 26, 2019 - 7:09 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump endorsed North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis on Tuesday, delivering a significant political asset for the first-term Republican senator already facing a primary challenge for his reelection next year in the closely divided state. Trump tweeted his “Full and...
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June 25, 2019 - 7:29 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans rolled out on Tuesday details of a compromise state government budget that’s been essentially hammered out by GOP legislators, without much influence from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who is adamant in pushing for Medicaid expansion. After letter...
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June 25, 2019 - 7:13 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican-controlled General Assembly headed for a showdown with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper as a bill that would strong-arm North Carolina sheriffs refusing to cooperate with federal immigration agents neared final passage. The Senate late Monday approved a measure that...
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June 20, 2019 - 6:26 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Amid accusations of extreme ideology and racism, North Carolina Republican lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would force sheriffs to recognize federal requests to hold jail inmates who may be in the country illegally. Nearly all of the state's 100 county sheriffs...
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June 19, 2019 - 5:21 pm
Two women have reported sexual assaults by strangers in Charlotte today, WBT's Joe Gillespie reports. The alleged attackers have not been found. Sexual Assaults involving strangers account for only 10 percent of our cases. Unfortunately, we’ve had two reported today. These cases are rare but we...
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June 19, 2019 - 6:23 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Medicaid expansion is a significant point of contention in North Carolina's final budget negotiations, even though neither spending proposal approved by House and Senate Republicans contains it. That's because Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper insists that adding hundreds of thousands...
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June 18, 2019 - 12:56 pm
STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes. News outlets report the Statesville City Council voted down changes to the flag ordinance Monday night. That means flags in...
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June 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times, according to autopsies released Tuesday. An autopsy made public by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said...
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June 18, 2019 - 6:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Attorneys for North Carolina Republican lawmakers pushed back hard in state court on Monday over accusations the legislators misled federal judges in an earlier redistricting lawsuit. Republican legislative leaders filed a response to a motion from attorneys for Common Cause, the...
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Brett Jensen / WBT Reporter
June 17, 2019 - 4:44 pm
N.C. Congressional District 9 candidate Dan McCready gave WBT News an exclusive interview to talk about the importance of campaigning at the grassroots level to get his message out to Democrats, Republicans and Independents before the Sept. 10 Special Election.
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