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Harnett County state representative resigns after pleading guilty to funneling campaign cash into personal account

Harnett County State Representative David Lewis resigned from his role in the North Carolina General Assembly on Thursday after pleading guilty to felonies related to his campaign finances.

Powerful NC lawmaker borrowed money from man later indicted

An influential North Carolina Republican lawmaker says a man now facing federal charges in an alleged bribery scheme loaned him $500,000 last year, but never asked for anything from the General Assembly in return.

NC House offering own changes to address absentee fraud

The North Carolina House has offered another version of legislation designed to prevent mail-in absentee ballot fraud that prosecutors say occurred last fall and caused officials to require a new congressional election.

Lawyers: Redistricting expert files show judges were misled

In litigation over North Carolina's legislative districts, Democrats and election reform advocates contend documents from a Republican redistricting expert show lawmakers misled judges about whether special elections should have been held in 2017 under new district lines.

High court to take new look at partisan electoral districts, including NC

Disputes have arisen in cases involving North Carolina's heavily Republican congressional map and a Democratic congressional district in Maryland, and the justices said Friday they will hear arguments in March.

Supreme Court puts order to redraw NC maps on hold

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines.

North Carolina House proposes new legislative district map

Republican mapmakers proposed new districts for most members of the North Carolina House on Saturday, a move forced by federal courts that said they illegally overemphasized race in drawing the current voting boundaries.

Expect little on vetoes when lawmakers return to Raleigh

The North Carolina General Assembly is returning Thursday from a five-week hiatus, but don't expect them to consider overriding Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's vetoes, their mandated reason for coming back to Raleigh for at least one day.

Political remap could shift North Carolina battle’s outcome

North Carolina's Republican-dominated legislature has been repeatedly walloping Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper since before he took office, and the bitter conflict shows no sign of abating. But an upcoming adjustment to some political boundaries could sway its outcome.

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Volunteers, businesses honored for helping after deadly Brunswick County tornado

It's been more than four months since a deadly tornado ripped through southern Brunswick County, and those who helped with the recovery effort are now being recognized.

Brunswick County passes budget for FY 2021-2022

The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners has approved the budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

McCrae Dowless pleads guilty to benefit fraud

According to court documents, Dowless, 65, defrauded the Social Security Administration by concealing his work and income while receiving monthly benefits payments. 

Senate budget uses NC revenue boon on more tax cuts, capital

The bill puts much of that extra money in a savings reserve and an infrastructure construction fund, and makes deeper tax cuts than Republicans originally pitched.