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NC court ruling leaves Smithfield agreement intact

A decision by the North Carolina Supreme Court leaves intact an agreement in which up to $50 million paid by the world’s largest pork producer is being distributed as environmental grants.

5 ex-governors seek to be heard on amendment questions

North Carolina's five former living governors want state judges to hear them on why two constitutional referendums should be removed from this fall's ballots.

Local lawmakers react to 5 governors opposing ballot amendments

A battle for balance or a power grab. Five former governors are calling out lawmakers over two amendments voters will see on the November ballot.

5 ex-North Carolina governors rebuke lawmakers on amendments

North Carolina's five living former governors are meeting to oppose constitutional amendments on November ballots that would swing powers involving judicial vacancies and state boards from the executive branch to the legislature.

Roy Cooper using same budget director as Perdue, Easley

Perusse held the same post for Gov. Beverly Perdue and was acting director or deputy director for several years in Gov. Mike Easley's administration.

Mike Easley gets law license back

video Former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has his license to practice law again. The two-term Democratic governor hasn't had a license in over two years.

Wilson quiet as DOT names bridge after him

video State and local leaders gathered today to honor Lanny Wilson by naming the bridge at MLK Parkway and 23rd Street after him.

DOT to rename bridge after Lanny Wilson

video The North Carolina Department of Transportation tomorrow will rename a Wilmington bridge in honor of a former Board of Transportation member who quit amidst controversy.

Former Easley aide completes sentence

A man who served as a top aide to former Gov. Mike Easley has finished a federal sentence for tax evasion. Ruffin Poole reportedly left a halfway house Friday.

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