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Council of State

McCrory directs belt-tightening at state agencies

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Gov. Pat McCrory has directed more belt-tightening within North Carolina government as pre-emptive actions to protect the state from a Medicaid shortfall and a fuzzy revenue picture. Full story...
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NC government responding to federal shutdown

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Potentially thousands of North Carolina state workers will be sent home or see hour and pay reductions as the federal government enters a partial shutdown because of the spending showdown between President Obama and Congress. Full story...
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Council of State approves wood pellet facility at Port of Wilmington

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The Council of State has approved a lease agreement to let a wood pellet maker build a facility at the State Port of Wilmington. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the deal with Enviva Holdings, LP last week. Full story...
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Troxler worried about cuts on NC meat inspectors

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Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is worried that across-the-board federal spending cuts required by Washington could slow meat inspections at North Carolina slaughterhouses and hurt farmers and chicken, beef and bacon consumers. Full story...
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NC inauguration is hub for 3 days of celebrations

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Pat McCrory has been North Carolina's governor for almost a week, but the celebrations are hardly over. Full story...
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Incoming NC Council of State meets informally

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Gov.-elect Pat McCrory and the nine other North Carolina executive branch officials elected in November have sat down and talked about trying to work together for the next four years. Full story...
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NC council approves lease to create Dix park

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The North Carolina Council of State has approved a plan to convert the Dorothea Dix Hospital campus in Raleigh into a new city park. Full story...
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NC voters exercise choice for major agency heads

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North Carolina's tradition of public empowerment means voters again are electing not only a governor and lieutenant governor but eight department heads responsible for important tasks that some other states allow the governor to choose. Full story...
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5 NC elected officials call on Democratic Party leader to resign

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Five Democratic statewide elected officials have called on state Democratic Party Chairman David Parker to resign as party regulars have learned recently about alleged harassment within Democratic headquarters. Full story...
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Council of State gives permission to close mental hospital

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North Carolina's oldest state mental hospital could soon be shuttered now that statewide elected leaders have agreed that remaining patients can be moved to a more modern location. Full story...
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