NC Governor http://wunc.org en McCrory Booster Group Running TV Ads http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-booster-group-running-tv-ads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the subject of a new TV ad that seeks to boost his image.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A non-profit group called Renew North Carolina has bought at least 150 thousand dollars' worth of advertising time in the state's three largest television markets. They're scheduled to run over the next month. In one ad on the group's website, Governor </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about education, tax, and health care reform.</span><br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:55:53 +0000 Jessica Jones 22191 at http://wunc.org McCrory Booster Group Running TV Ads Can The Republican Party Maintain Control? http://wunc.org/post/can-republican-party-maintain-control <p>The North Carolina General Assembly goes back into session Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills. One requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients. The other grants immigration exemptions for some seasonal workers. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:03:50 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 21681 at http://wunc.org Can The Republican Party Maintain Control? Name That Governor - New Poster Going To Schools http://wunc.org/post/name-governor-new-poster-going-schools <p>Curious to know what all the North Carolina governors looked like? Now you can see all 68 (well, most of them) in one place, thanks to the North Carolina Bankers Association. They’ve reissued their poster of the state’s gubernatorial lineage, which hadn’t been updated in more than 50 years. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Laura Candler 21205 at http://wunc.org Name That Governor - New Poster Going To Schools Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws http://wunc.org/post/governor-vetoes-and-signs-controversial-laws <div style="MARGIN: 0px 0px 10pt"><p><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="FONT-SIZE: 11pt">The General Assembly recently finished up their lawmaking session, passing a variety of legislation, some of which has stirred quite a bit of controversy locally and nationally. All that’s left now is for <a href="http://www.governor.state.nc.us/"><u>Governor Pat McCrory </u></a>to sign those laws of which he approves and veto those he’s against. He’s done both this week.</span></font></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:10:20 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20899 at http://wunc.org Governor Vetoes And Signs Controversial Laws McCrory Speaks Up About Abortion Regulation Bill http://wunc.org/post/mccrory-speaks-about-abortion-regulation-bill <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> gave his first press conference in six months at the governor's mansion today.</span></p><p>He said he and legislators are coming close to reaching an agreement on tax reform, which would pave the way for producing a state budget.</p><p>McCrory also said the Senate's <a href="/post/state-senate-passes-bill-impose-new-standards-abortion-clinics">quick passage of a bill last week that would result in shutting down most of the state's abortion clinics</a> was not the best way to pass such a controversial measure. McCrory said there's a fine line between restrictions on abortion and safety measures that protect women. Mon, 08 Jul 2013 20:58:11 +0000 Jessica Jones 18573 at http://wunc.org McCrory Speaks Up About Abortion Regulation Bill Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies http://wunc.org/post/former-nc-governor-holshouser-dies <p>Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser has died.&nbsp; Holshouser's family says he died this morning at a hospital in Pinehurst. &nbsp;A native of Boone, he was North Carolina's first Republican governor in the 20th century, serving from 1973 to 1977.&nbsp; Holshouser received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>While in office, Holshouser created a UNC Board of Governors and supported the expansion of public school kindergartens. He also established rural health clinics and added to the state parks system.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:29:38 +0000 Laura Candler 17404 at http://wunc.org Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies Gov. Pat McCrory Revamps The NC Board Of Elections http://wunc.org/post/gov-pat-mccrory-revamps-nc-board-elections <p>Last Friday, Gov. Pat McCrory appointed an entirely new staff to the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Earlier that week the board was set to begin an investigation into contributions to McCrory's campaign. A one-hundred percent turnover is unusual and leaves many speculating whether or not it has to do with this investigation.</p><p><a href="https://twitter.com/ByJohnFrank">John Frank </a>is a political reporter for the News and Observer and joined Host Frank Stasio today to talk about the turnover.</p><p></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:21:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14555 at http://wunc.org