Under the Dome Blog
Posted by Tim Funk on August 22, 2014
Two possible contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination – Senator Ted Cruz and former Gov. Mike Huckabee – are scheduled to be in Charlotte on Sept. 14 to headline “Star Spangled Sunday,” a live national webcast from First Baptist Church of Charlotte.
The Rev. Mark Harris, who pastors First Baptist, said the event celebrating the 200th anniversary of the National Anthem, a.k.a. “The Star Spangled Banner,” is also set to include some other speakers popular with conservative Christians.
Namely Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, the national chain of craft stores, and the Benham brothers – David and Jason – of Concord.
Posted by Benjamin Brown on August 22, 2014
The extended short session of the North Carolina General Assembly this year - first projected for completion by July 4 - is now a wrap. Here's a look at what didn't pass.
Posted by David Ranii on August 21, 2014
The state Senate has passed a bill that ensures the state Division of Employment Security won’t run afoul of federal regulations due to circumstances beyond its control.
Posted by John Frank on August 20, 2014
UPDATED: The N.C. House adjourned for the year at 3:03 p.m. Wednesday and the Senate is expected to finish this evening, bringing to an end a protracted legislative session marked by acrimony, the glare of the U.S. Senate race and Republican infighting.
Posted by David Bracken on August 20, 2014
Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed NC Appeals Court Judge R.N. "Bob" Hunter to fill the state Supreme Court seat of Mark Martin, who was named Chief Justice earlier this week. Hunter's appointment means that five of the seven seats on the Supreme Court will soon be held by Republicans.