Carolina Public Press's Newsmakers forum in Sylva on March 20 drew dozens of people to the nonpartisan event, which focused on open government challenges and success across the region and state.
Here is how the NC House and Senate voted on legislation that gives leeway to a North Carolina state panel in creating air pollution rules for fracking.
Efforts spreading through the state legislature in recent weeks raised a theme that local officials in Buncombe and Watauga counties may know all too well: a legislature-mandated change to the structure of local government.
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday that elected officials must accurately complete ethical disclosure forms, and he said state policies charging fees for public records are part of a “shift toward secrecy” in government.
A Sunshine Week probe of boards of commissioners’ closed meetings finds widely varying practices and limited disclosures.
Carolina Public Press's ongoing investigation of closed sessions in 2014 will keep gathering and posting the unsealed records of those meetings here.
State health officials have awarded a nearly $2 million grant to open a 24-hour urgent care and crisis facility for mental health and addiction treatment in Western North Carolina.
Last week’s rapid thaw loosened more than the just the chunks of ice remaining on the sidewalks in Raleigh. With both of North Carolina's state government chambers on a more-or-less regular schedule, legislation started to move again.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, McCrory said the $21.5 billion plan was aimed at finding efficiencies within state government.
Gov. Pat McCrory announced on Monday that North Carolina jumped to fourth place among all states in Site Selection magazine’s 2014 Governor’s Cup, a closely-watched ranking of economic development success.