make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

General Assembly

NC charter school changes approved by Senate panel

READ MORE:
A bill to eliminate North Carolina's current limit of 100 charter schools has been approved by a Senate committee despite complaints it lacks accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students. Full story...
»

NC's slap at federal health care law keeps going

READ MORE:
A North Carolina challenge to the federal health care overhaul that has been winding through the General Assembly is back on the agenda. Full story...
»

ONLY ON 3: Government e-mails discuss gambling boat in New Hanover County

READ MORE:
video WWAY has found e-mails on the New Hanover County government server to a county commissioner and several state legislators that talk about a gambling boat docking along our coast. Full story...
»

NC House approves changes recommended for SBI lab

READ MORE:
Operational and oversight changes at North Carolina's crime laboratory recommended by a task force have been approved unanimously by the state lawmakers. Full story...
»

NC lawmakers aim to make open records a right

READ MORE:
Some North Carolina legislators want to make public access to government records, documents and meetings part of the state constitution. Full story...
»

NC Legislature gives final OK to savings bill

READ MORE:
The Republican-led Legislature has set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over a budget-savings plan. Full story...
»

Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law

READ MORE:
Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes. Full story...
»

GOP lawmakers in NC push to limit federal power

READ MORE:
A nationwide drive by conservatives to push back federal authority by claiming state authority is more important under the Constitution is showing up in politically moderate North Carolina. Full story...
»

Three defeated Dems sue over campaign ads

READ MORE:
Three former state Senate Democrats are suing their successful opponents and the Republican Party over campaign ads. Full story...
»

Lawmakers ready to debate money-saving plan

READ MORE:
Senate Republicans are demanding that Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration turn in some money it uses to lure companies to build or expand in North Carolina so it can help close next year's budget. Full story...
»

NC lawmakers to vote on health overhaul challenge

READ MORE:
The first legislation to get a full vote in this year's session of the North Carolina General Assembly would attack a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
»

NC Republicans starting work on tort reforms

READ MORE:
Republican lawmakers now in the majority at the North Carolina General Assembly say the changes they want in medical malpractice and lawsuit reforms would help bring down costs of operating a business. Full story...
»

GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

READ MORE:
The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
»

TROUBLESHOOTERS: Contributory negligence

READ MORE:
video If you're driving out of town for the holidays, you will share the road with thousands of drivers. Be careful. In North Carolina, an old law on the books could make it difficult for you to get any compensation if you're in an accident. One Wilmington woman found out the hard way. Full story...
»

Gov. Perdue urges reforms clipping new GOP lawmakers

READ MORE:
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue wants legislators to adopt much-discussed changes that would limit their power now that Republicans are about to take control of the General Assembly for the first time in more than a century. Full story...
»