Video: Fletcher Hartsell, a former NC senator and member of the state house of representatives, pleaded guilty in a Wake County courthouse Friday after he was accused of misusing state campaign finance money. He was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday to eight months in prison on related charges, a sentence that is set to begin in July. No additional prison time was imposed by the state court.
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis posted this second video Wednesday afternoon showing him back in his office on Capitol Hill. Tillis was taken to a Washington-area hospital earlier in the day after collapsing at a road race.
Video: The Rev. William Barber is stepping down as president of the N.C. NAACP to take a position with a national civil rights group. He spoke to the media and supporters Monday morning in downtown Raleigh at a send-off held for him.
Video: Attendees at an event for outgoing NC NAACP president Rev. William Barber react to a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that allows a lower court decision to strike down a voter ID law that was passed in 2013.
Video: Several dozen anti-Trump protesters gathered outside the Sheraton hotel in downtown Raleigh as Republican U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis spoke to a group inside on Friday, May 12th. The protesters were calling for a special prosecutor following President Trump's firing of FBI director James Comey.
A proposed ban on litigation by the UNC Center for Civil Rights has drawn heavy opposition from students, faculty, alumni and others, who say such a prohibition would hurt the university’s teaching, research and public service missions.
Before passing a House committee favorably on Wednesday, a proposal that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds accused of most crimes to be tried in juvenile court was amended by Rep. Allen McNeill, R-Randolph, a former law enforcement officer who said any legislation dealing with juveniles needs to take potential gang activity into account.
N.C. Governor Roy Cooper announces that Credit Suisse, which currently employs 1700 workers in Morrisville and RTP, will invest $70.5 million in its expansion and add 1200 workers. It will receive $40.2 million in tax breaks from the state if it meets hiring and investment targets.