Sen. Pete Brunstetter (Source: ncleg.net)
Chuck Todd's debut as moderator of "Meet the Press" brought a spike in ratings for the long-running broadcast. The challenge for MTP's 11th permanent moderator is to match the excitement of landing PresidentMore >> Chuck Todd has been watching America's politics for many years. He recently took over as the new Moderator of the longest-running show on television, "Meet the Press", one of the staples of political coverage since 1947. Todd shares his goals for the show, and looks at the race for North Carolina's senate seat.More >> Next week, a potential presidential candidate will make his way to the Port City. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will appear in town, with House Speaker Thom Tillis on Tuesday. The two willMore >> Next week, a potential presidential candidate will make his way to the Port City.
Sen. Kay Hagan and Rep. Thom Tillis faced off Wednesday night for the first debate of the hotly contested U-S Senate race. It did not take long for both candidates to claim the other is out of touch withMore >> Sen. Kay Hagan and Rep. Thom Tillis met face-to-face Wednesday night for the first debate of their Senatorial campaign. The candidates used many of the same claims and accusations heard in political ads leading up to the event.More >> Retiring Seventh District Congressman Mike McIntyre was inducted into The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed in the state of North Carolina. McIntyre received a certificateMore >> Rep. Mike McIntyre has received the highest honor given by the state of North Carolina, induction into the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine. 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 >> The Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate is meeting in Raleigh Thursday night, but is not scheduled to take up the proposal to extend the state's Film Tax Incentive Credit or the Historic RehabilitationMore >> As House and Senate lawmakers prepare to reconvene the "short session" on Thursday in Raleigh, bills dealing with extending the state's Film Incentive Tax Credit and Coal Ash Management are not on the scheduled agenda. However, there is a way the items could be discussed.More >>