Politics & Government

Politics & Government
5:45 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Dan Forest To Be Lieutenant Governor

One of the most heavily contested political races in the state has come to a close. Republican Dan Forest will become North Carolina’s next lieutenant governor. This comes after a count of provisional and mail-in absentee ballots that showed he outpaced his opponent, Democrat Linda Coleman, by roughly seven thousand votes out of 4-point-2 million cast. Capitol Bureau Chief Jessica Jones reports. 

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Politics & Government
4:40 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Orange County Smoking Ban Up For Vote

Orange County's board of commissioners will discuss a county-wide ban on smoking in public places at its meeting tomorrow. The county's Board of Health voted last month to recommend that smoking be prohibited in areas beyond restaurants and bars. Pam Diggs with the Orange County Health Department says those areas would include places where people congregate for work, transit and recreation.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Coleman Concedes Lt Gov Race To Forest

Republican Dan Forest will be North Carolina's next lieutenant governor. His opponent, Democrat Linda Coleman, conceded the race to him earlier today. After a count of provisional and mail-in absentee ballots, she trailed him by just under 7 thousand votes. That slim margin allowed her to ask for an official recount. But she decided not to. Lieutenant Governor-elect Forest says he's grateful for the victory.

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Politics & Government
4:28 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

County Election Officials Counting Ballots

County election officials have been counting provisional and mail-in absentee ballots today in an effort to finalize some close races.  

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Politics & Government
5:10 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Governor Chooses Hybrid Health Exchange Option

State officials have decided to choose a health exchange option that is a state-federal partnership. The Affordable Care Act requires states to declare by tomorrow whether they want a federal or hybrid exchange. Governor Bev Perdue announced the choice today in a news conference broadcast by News 14 Carolina, saying it's the best arrangement for the state to pursue right now.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Thu November 15, 2012

NC US Senators Say Close Tax Loopholes

North Carolina’s two US Senators agree eliminating tax loopholes should be part of the equation as congress works to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Congress has to decide whether tax cuts should be extended for any Americans and if automatic cuts to federal government should be partially or completely stopped. Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan supports reduced spending and changes to the tax code.

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Politics & Government
4:45 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Veterans Honored In Chapel Hill Ceremony

America's veterans were honored today at a ceremony in Chapel Hill.

Master of Ceremony: World War II

Gurnal Scott: One by one...their conflicts were called.

Master of Ceremony: Korea

And those who served stood at attention.

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Politics & Government
3:13 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

McCrory Sets Up Transition Team

North Carolina's next governor, Pat McCrory, has set up a team of advisors to help him make the transition to his administration in January. Former Charlotte City Council member John Lassiter is the senior chairman of transition operations, and former Durham city councilman Thomas Stith has been named transition director. McCrory says he's already spoken with Republican legislative leaders who control both the House and the Senate. But he says he will take a bipartisan approach to governing the state.

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Politics & Government
5:10 am
Thu November 8, 2012

McCrory Begins Transition

Republican Governor Elect Pat McCrory is in Raleigh today beginning the transition to becoming North Carolina's 74th Governor.

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Politics & Government
2:05 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Pat McCrory Wins Gubernatorial Race

Pat McCrory will be the first GOP Governor since Jim Martin
Credit PatMcCrory.com

Republican Pat McCrory will be the next governor of North Carolina. The former Charlotte Mayor defeated Democrat Walter Dalton on Tuesday by receiving more than 54-percent of the vote. McCrory becomes the first GOP gubernatorial candidate to win in 27 years, and just the third republican to take the governor's mansion since 1901.

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