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

Politics

Poll: Perdue job approval under 50%

READ MORE:
Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating stands at 46 percent among North Carolina voters, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
»

Early voting legislation barely clears House

READ MORE:
An effort to reduce by a week North Carolina's early voting period has barely cleared the House even after the measure was changed to promote more voting at night and on Saturdays. Full story...
»

NC Senate panel zeroes in on teacher group's money

READ MORE:
North Carolina Republicans are dishing up some financial payback for the state's top teacher lobbying group, one of the strongest supporters of the Legislature's former Democratic leadership. Full story...
»

Ex-Easley aide Poole gets one year in prison

READ MORE:
A former aide to ex-North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley must spend a year behind bars for failing to report a $30,000 profit on coastal property that was uncovered during a federal probe involving the two-term governor. Full story...
»

Gay marriage row grows as NC Legislature changes

READ MORE:
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina are encouraged by developments at the General Assembly, whose Republican leaders are open to the question after Democrats blocked it for years. Full story...
»

NC schools to weigh nutrition value of snack foods

READ MORE:
North Carolina public schools are moving toward rules to cut down on empty-calorie snacks and soft drinks. Full story...
»

Lawmakers approve school day weather exceptions

READ MORE:
Some North Carolina school districts would receive exceptions to minimum instructional time this year due to storms and a fire in a bill heading to Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
»

Bill to speed up presentation of evidence to District Attorneys goes to Senate

READ MORE:
A method that could speed up offering the state's potential evidence to defense attorneys has been approved in the North Carolina House. Full story...
»

Early voting legislation delayed in House

READ MORE:
Debate on politically tinged legislation to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week has been delayed in the House. The chief sponsor of the House measure gave no reason on the floor why he asked that a final House vote scheduled for Monday night be delayed until Wednesday. Full story...
»

INFLUENCE GAME: Helmet bill stokes lobbying effort

READ MORE:
A major football helmet manufacturer has sharply increased its Washington lobbying this year, responding to a congressional push to come up with new safety standards for children's football helmets. Full story...
»

House to vote on shortening early voting period

READ MORE:
A proposal to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week worries Democrats that they will lose voters. But Republican insist the shorter time is more efficient. Full story...
»

Gov. says budget battle for education is not a partisan issue, it's philosophical

READ MORE:
The budget battle in Raleigh is coming down to the wire, and Gov. Bev Perdue says things will start getting dicey on June 30. Full story...
»

Berger MIA as Commission, School Board talk money

READ MORE:
video It was supposed to be a chance for New Hanover County Commissioners and School Board members to try and get on the same page about the school district's budget. Instead, a Friday morning meeting may show the continued problems among the County Commission. Full story...
»

THE RANT: Someone please buy Brian Berger an alarm clock

READ MORE:
video It's going to be a very long three-and-a-half-year term if you keep this up, Mr. Berger. You're quickly losing any credibility you may have had as an outsider wanting to initiate reform. May we suggest showing some respect for your constituents? Buy an alarm clock, use it, and try to be on time from now on. If not, please step aside and let someone more professional, more capable and more punctual do the job! Full story...
»

McIntyre views bin Laden death photos

READ MORE:
While the Obama administration has decided not to release photos of Osama bin Laden's death to the public, some members of Congress are taking a look, including Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
»