Gary D. Robertson, The Associated Press

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Cary, NC, United States

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Recent articles by Gary:

NC health agency appealing ruling on services for disabled

North Carolina's government is appealing a trial judge's order that demands many more community services by certain dates for people with intellectual and development disabilities who otherwise live at institutions, the top state health official said Wednesday. → Read More

NC Sen. Newton new majority leader; Berger gets nod again

The Senate Republican Caucus, meeting privately, elected Sen. Paul Newton of Cabarrus County to the majority leader's post. Newton succeeds outgoing Sen. Kathy Harrington, who didn't seek re-election this fall to her Gaston County seat. → Read More

Medicaid expansion efforts in North Carolina pushed to 2023, lawmakers say

By wide bipartisan margins, the House and Senate approved competing bills months ago that were designed to cover hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults through the government’s health insurance program that mostly serves the poor. → Read More

Fall candidates, PACs spend $15M in 2 North Carolina Supreme Court races

A massive amount of money has been spent on a pair of North Carolina Supreme Court elections next week that could decide the court’s partisan tilt for several years. → Read More

North Carolina Supreme Court backs move forcing school spending, citing right to ‘privilege of education’

Republican legislative leaders argued that only the General Assembly has authority to appropriate money, citing language within the North Carolina Constitution. → Read More

Mike Pence stops in North Carolina for GOP Senate candidate Ted Budd

Earlier Pence attended a luncheon fundraiser for the Senate candidate, who is in a highly competitive race with Democratic rival Cheri Beasley. The race is one of several that could determine whether Democrats hold onto power in the narrowly divided Senate. → Read More

High stakes in North Carolina court races with majority on line

The two North Carolina Supreme Court seats up for election in November have taken on extra significance as the outcome could flip the court's partisan makeup du → Read More

Police: North Carolina rampage began when teen shot brother

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police believe the shooting rampage that left five dead in North Carolina’s capital city last week began when the 15-year-old suspect shot his older brother, according to a report released Thursday. More details about the shootings emerged from the four-page preliminary report that Raleigh’s police chief provided to the city manager. […] → Read More

NC clinics want nurses to offer medication-induced abortions

With both abortions in North Carolina and the number of out-of-state clinic patients soaring after Roe v. Wade was struck down, judges should permit more trained health professionals to prescribe pills for medication-induced abortions, plaintiffs in a lawsuit wrote on Monday. → Read More

North Carolina legislative races: Sharp divisions over abortion, economy

Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper are fighting in legislative elections next month that will decide who holds sway over North Carolina’s policy agenda during Cooper's final two years in office. → Read More

Republicans get partial win in North Carolina court over poll observers

A North Carolina judge gave a partial legal victory on Thursday to state and national Republicans by agreeing to loosen restrictions on activity by some party-appointed poll observers. → Read More

Police ID 5 killed, including officer, in N. Carolina shooting; suspect critical

The shooter who killed five people along a walking trail in North Carolina’s capital city is a 15-year-old boy who has been hospitalized in critical condition, police said Friday. → Read More

Democrats spend $4M more aiding Beasley in NC Senate race

National Democrats are trying to narrow the gap with rival Republican groups in North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race. Senate Majority PAC is aligned with Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The group said on Tuesday it’s spending over $4 million for an ad campaign over the next two weeks criticizing GOP nominee Ted Budd on his abortion views. → Read More

NC Senate nominees parry over abortion, inflation in debate

Beasley refused to answer directly the moderator’s question about whether she would appear with Biden if he agreed to campaign for her. → Read More

NC Supreme Court weighing if voter ID tainted by racial bias

Justices heard arguments on whether it was reasonable for trial judges to throw out the law that they determined was tainted by racial bias and designed to help Republicans retain their grip on the legislature. → Read More

NC Supreme Court weighs if voter ID tainted by racial bias

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-litigated photo voter identification law was appraised at the state Supreme Court on Monday. Justices heard arguments on whether it was reasonable for trial judges to throw out the law that they determined was tainted by racial bias and designed to help Republicans retain their grip on the legislature. […] → Read More

Four plead guilty in ballot fraud that canceled a congressional election in NC in 2018

They participated in an illegal ballot harvesting scheme in the 9th Congressional District, which included parts of Fayetteville and Cumberland County → Read More

Budd embraces Trump in NC Senate race

Disregarding his critics, Budd appeared alongside Trump at a rally in Wilmington Friday night, where the former president praised the candidate as “a conservative, America First all-star in Congress.” → Read More

Budd embraces Trump, abortion opposition in NC Senate race

North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Ted Budd is leaning into his support for abortion restrictions and his allegiance to former President Donald Trump as Democrats fight for an elusive victory in the Southern swing state. Budd is set to appear alongside Trump on Friday night at a rally in Wilmington. → Read More

Pandemic, labor shortage keep hurricane victims in limbo

Nearly six years after flood damage from Hurricane Matthew displaced Thad Artis from his home in Goldsboro, North Carolina, he has still not been placed in permanent housing. → Read More