The second year of the state’s public school literacy law saw more third graders – about 1 in 7, in all – retained because they were not reading well.
Legislative Republicans met privately in a retreat last winter, in advance of this year’s long General Assembly session, to talk about their ideas on education. A key goal was to establish where the House and Senate could agree on significant policy changes.
Moving North Carolina's primaries for hundreds of elected posts up by seven weeks to align with early presidential contests could save counties money, reduce voter confusion and boost overall turnout.
Recently published guidance will pave the way for advocacy groups to more closely work with official campaign committees of candidates running for office in North Carolina.
Republican Rep. Jacqueline Schaffer, a champion of socially conservative issues, said Friday she won’t run for a third term.
Attorney General Roy Cooper is now prepared to tell North Carolina residents he's a candidate for governor next year.
Energy & Environment
Before adjourning their session last week, North Carolina lawmakers passed a law prohibiting towns, cities and counties from adopting any regulations or ordinances on natural gas drilling or the controversial practice commonly known as fracking.
Five energy companies have voiced interest in putting wind turbines off the North Carolina coast.
Charlotte ranks in the top four of 30 U.S. cities for the price consumers pay for four common medical procedures, according to the 2015 Castlight Health Costliest Cities Index.
Next week’s closure of Novant Health’s Franklin Medical Center is part of a larger trend among struggling rural hospitals that shows signs of accelerating, according to UNC’s Dr. Mark Holmes.
CenterPoint Human Services could merge as early as Feb. 1 with the state’s largest behavioral health managed-care organization, according to its top executive.
State lawmakers are considering making big changes to optional insurance policies offered by state agencies next year, following a report by the Program Evaluation Division that shows little oversight of the policies.
A Greenville urologist will serve out the term of a North Carolina House member who resigned this week to go work for U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis.
The area's representatives in the General Assembly agree on at least one thing: The most recent legislative session was too long.
Some figured the 2015 General Assembly would be more subdued compared to recent years when Republicans who wrested control of state government from Democrats initially imprinted their conservative philosophy upon North Carolina.