Tag:Henderson

  • UPDATE: Cooper Will Not Join Transgender Lawsuit

    RALEIGH — Late Monday, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Roy Cooper, a Democrat, announced that Cooper would not file a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit filed by a transgender student in Virginia, challenging the school district’s refusal to let the student use public bathrooms assigned to students of the opposite…

  • McCrory Asks Obama To Stop Flow of Syrian Refugees

    CHARLOTTE — Citing Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, and saying his "primary duty as governor is to protect the citizens of North Carolina," Gov. Pat McCrory on Monday issued a formal request to President Obama, asking the federal government to end the relocation of refugees from Syria to the United…

  • State Ending Battle With Alcoa?

    RALEIGH — A nearly eight-year-long legal battle between the state of North Carolina and Alcoa Power Generating Inc. over four hydroelectric dams the company owns and operates on the Yadkin River may be coming to an end. The state last week issued a water quality permit to Alcoa, one of…

  • McFarlane Wins Third Term As Raleigh Mayor

    RALEIGH — Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane cruised to a third term in Tuesday’s municipal elections, and Charlotte Democrats voted to end the brief tenure of appointed Mayor Dan Clodfelter in favor of former four-term Mecklenburg County commissioner Jennifer Roberts. Meantime, Raleigh voters embraced several city council candidates who favor tougher…

  • Tillis Stuns Hagan, Joins New GOP Senate Majority

    RALEIGH — In one of the most closely watched U.S. Senate contests nationally, Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis of Mecklenburg County knocked off incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in a race capping a night that saw the GOP seize the majority in the upper chamber, unifying control of Congress. Unofficial results…

  • DENR Verifies Authenticity Of Hagan Stimulus Staff Review

    RALEIGH — Drew Elliot, communications director for the N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, has confirmed to Carolina Journal that a staff review of the stimulus grant awarded to a company owned by Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan's husband and other family members that was reported on Saturday is…

  • Hagans: It’s Worse Than We Thought

    Companies owned by Kay Hagan’s husband, their son, and his brothers collected an extra $137,000 in tax credits, and son Tilden Hagan behaved a lot like a project manager on the solar project at a Hagan building.