"I had a picture of Obama sitting on a stump as a witchdoctor, and I posted that on Facebook. I wasn't making fun of my white half Obama, not the black half," Yelton said.
Four years ago when he was running for re-election, Gov. Robert Bentley promised voters that he would make jobs his No. 1 priority if elected. Now that he is running for re-election, he is trying to makeMore >> Four years ago when he was running for election, Gov. Robert Bentley promised voters that he would make jobs his No. 1 priority if elected. Now that he is running for re-election, he is trying to make the state's job picture look as attractive as possible.More >> A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics in the state.More >> A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S.More >> The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising. More >> The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising. More >> Another fire overnight in the Marbury community has authorities on their toes. We told you last week about a string of fires there prompting an investigation and raising neighbors' suspicions. It's fairMore >> Another fire overnight in the Marbury community has authorities on their toes. We told you last week about a string of fires there prompting an investigation and raising neighbors' suspicions.More >> Tony Stewart should be back in his comfort zone at a NASCAR track, ready for racing.More >> Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of...More >>
Rep. Ted Davis (R-New Hanover) and Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-New Hanover) are spearheading an effort to get Gov. Pat McCrory to call a special session of the General Assembly to deal solely with economic developmentMore >> Local lawmakers' request for a special session is being met with some opposition tonight. Reps. Ted Davis & Susi Hamilton of New Hanover County believe a session focused solely on economic development is needed. But one conservative group is opposing the need for lawmakers to meet again to increase the JDIG program.More >> Republican leaders in the General Assembly say they have reached a compromise deal on implementing new coal ash regulations, and forcing Duke Energy to close all 33 of its coal ash ponds across North Carolina. AccordingMore >> House and senate lawmakers in the NC General Assembly passed a bill mandating cleanup of all Duke Energy coal ash ponds by the year 2029. The action follows a massive spill of coal ash into the Dan River in February from a company site in Eden. You can click on a link inside this story to see the specifics of the bill, which is now headed to the Governor's desk.More >> The Film and Entertainment Grant Fund proposal will go back in front of state lawmakers tomorrow and Wednesday, after House and Senate conferees made slight changes to the proposal already approved inMore >> It appears lawmakers are moving forward with a grant fund that will replace the current Film Incentive Tax Credit that has been in place to lure film and television productions to North Carolina.More >> Governor Pat McCrory is appointing Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin as the new Chief Justice of North Carolina's Supreme Court. Judge Martin will replace the current Chief Justice, Sarah Parker, whoMore >> Governor Pat McCrory's decision to elevate Senior Associate Justice Mark Martin to be the new Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court is being met with criticism from Judge Ola Lewis of Brunswick County, who is opposing Martin for the seat in the November General Election.More >> North Carolina legislators failed to complete their primary work session for the year because House members couldn't agree quickly to work through bills that address economic incentives, local sales taxesMore >> Some House Republicans joined Democrats Friday, opposing a move to bring up a sales tax and economic development bill to the floor for a vote. The defeat forced leaders to schedule a Monday session.More >>