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Pat McCrory

Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries

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Young Republicans who helped elect North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory have been rewarded with big salaries in his new administration. Full story...
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Cooper defends speaking against NC elections bill

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Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is unhappy how Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke against an elections overhaul bill he signed into law this week, as Cooper could have to defend it in court on North Carolina's behalf. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory vetoes drug testing for welfare, E-Verify exemption

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videoThe first two vetoes by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory block a requirement that certain welfare applicants be tested for drugs before receiving benefits and an immigration-related measure. Full story...
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Rally criticizes GOP leaders on public schools

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Retired teachers and former Democratic elected officials say Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory are misleading citizens about the North Carolina state budget's effect on public schools. Full story...
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New poll shows McCrory approval dropping

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video North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has seen his approval rating decline since his inauguration, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling says just 39 percent approve of the job McCrory is doing, while 51 percent disapprove. Full story...
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Judges next to examine broad NC voting changes

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videoJudges will now decide whether an elections overhaul in North Carolina requiring photo identification to vote and scaling back early voting is discriminatory or permitted under the law. Full story...
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McCrory quietly signs sweeping NC elections bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has quietly signed into law a Republican-supported measure that makes sweeping changes in how and when people can cast their ballots in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC agency merging 2 water divisions, cuts likely

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North Carolina's environmental agency says it is merging two divisions that regulate water, concerning environmentalists. Full story...
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McCrory backs NC schools spending, unveils grants

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants to spend $30 million over the next two years on finding education innovations, but that won't be possible without Washington's approval to redirect federal Race to the Top money. Full story...
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McCrory's cookie offer to abortion rights protesters crumbles

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Gov. Pat McCrory stunned abortion rights protesters outside the Executive Mansion in Raleigh Tuesday by hand-delivering them a plate of chocolate chip cookies. The protesters, who were dressed in 1950s era outfits, gave them back. Full story...
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NC public safety secretary leaving office suddenly

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Gov. Pat McCrory is looking for a new head of one of the state's top crime-fighting agencies. Wednesday is the last day in the office for Kieran Shanahan, who announced last week he would be leaving his position as secretary of the state Department of Public Safety after just six months on the job. Full story...
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McCrory sees flood-ravaged North Carolina counties

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Gov. Pat McCrory has toured portions of Lincoln and Catawba counties where heavy rains led to flooding and property damage. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Forest talks about big issues from legislative session

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videoLt. Gov. Dan Forest stopped by our studios this afternoon ahead of a town hall meeting he's hosting tonight in Wilmington. From abortion regulation to voter ID, we asked the lieutenant governor about controversial issues. Full story...
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Biofuels Center of NC closing doors after funding cut in state budget

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A nonprofit the state created five years ago to develop locally grown biofuels will close its doors Oct. 31. Full story...
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McCrory signs NC abortion legislation into law

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videoNorth Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is signing into law a route toward tougher regulation on abortion clinics that supporters say will enhance safety and opponents contend will force most to close. Full story...
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