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Cooper vetoes bill that would have allowed more to carry guns in churches

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed gun-rights legislation on Friday that would allow parishioners at more ... Read more

15 hours ago by News Service Report.

Board of Elections moves forward with purchase of new voting equipment, software

SALISBURY — Having gained approval from the Rowan County Board of Commissioners, the Board of Elections is moving forward with the purchase of new voting ... Read more

4 days ago by Ben Stansell.

Political Notebook: Budd campaign touts boost in voter support after Trump endorsement

Ted Budd’s U.S. Senate campaign on Monday released survey results from 500 likely Republican primary voters indicating a bump in favorability when they were told ... Read more

5 days ago by Natalie Anderson.

Justice Department will review restrictive voting laws in Republican-controlled states

By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will scrutinize a wave of new laws in Republican-controlled states ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget process, potential for Medicaid expansion

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — With a budget amount finally agreed upon by state House and Senate leaders, local lawmakers say they expect a ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Salisbury-Rowan NAACP President Gemale Black discusses meeting with Department of Justice, calls for action

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — While calls for action regarding racial equity and police accountability from the Salisbury-Rowan NAACP recently made their way to ... Read more

1 week ago by Natalie Anderson.

Senators eye $579 billion in new infrastructure spending as part of $1 trillion plan

By LISA MASCARO and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of senators is eyeing an infrastructure deal with $579 billion in ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

North Carolina Senate gives final OK to $2B tax-cut plan

RALEIGH (AP) — Legislation that includes more than $2 billion in tax reductions over the next two years and the phaseout of North Carolina’s corporate ... Read more

1 week ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Rowan Board of Elections prepares for next ballot, filing in July

The Rowan County Board of Elections’ most commonly asked question relates to its operations when there’s no election. To that, it said in a news ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Trump’s grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

RALEIGH (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don’t ask what they’d do if they win. Look no further for evidence ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Biden rebuffs GOP offer on infrastructure deal

By KEVIN FREKING and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Friday dismissed a fresh Republican infrastructure proposal that offered modestly ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Facebook suspends Trump’s accounts until 2023

By BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writer Facebook announced Friday that former President Donald Trump’s accounts will be suspended for two years, freezing his presence on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Appeals court upholds Black Mountain man’s conviction for threatening tweet

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a North Carolina man who posted an anonymous threat on ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Pence says he and Trump likely will never see ‘eye to eye’ on Jan. 6 events

By MICHAEL CASEY Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that he wasn’t sure that he and former President ... Read more

2 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Political Notebook: Heggins elected chair of 13th District Democrats

Al Heggins, the mayor pro tem of Salisbury, has been elected chair of North Carolina’s 13th District Congressional Democrats. The role was previously held by ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Census delays may move elections in many municipalities to 2022 in bill moving through state Senate

RALEIGH (AP) — Charlotte, Raleigh and roughly three dozen other cities and towns in North Carolina would shift this fall’s municipal elections to early next ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

President marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Budget impasse among NC Republicans breeds impatience

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — House and Senate Republican leaders are growing impatient as bargaining over an early milestone in the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by News Service Report.

State tax cut plan includes virus aid for businesses

By Gary D. Robertson Associated Press RALEIGH — A broad tax cut proposal from North Carolina Senate Republicans that began its advance in the chamber ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Jackson makes stop in Salisbury during ‘100 counties in 100 days’ tour

SALISBURY — State Sen. Jeff Jackson on Monday stopped at City Park to talk with locals about the most important issues in the race for ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Gov. Cooper issues executive order to encourage increase in employment

Gov. Roy Cooper issued an executive order Friday directing the N.C. Department of Commerce to encourage and help people receiving unemployment benefits transition back into ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

National Guard mission to provide security ending at Capitol

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five months after being deployed to the U.S. Capitol to help quell the Jan. 6 insurrection, National Guard troops were set ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

House narrowly approves $1.9B to fortify Capitol after riot

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday narrowly approved $1.9 billion to fortify the Capitol after the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by News Service Report.

Local lawmakers caution against using too much from federal COVID relief for state expenses

By Natalie Anderson natalie.anderson@salisburypost.com SALISBURY — Though $5.7 billion in federal funds can go a long way to supplement the state’s budget surplus, local lawmakers ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Natalie Anderson.

Political Notebook: Rowan’s lawmakers pass 140 bills into the opposite chamber before deadline

With the deadline for bills in the North Carolina General Assembly to pass into the opposite chamber gone, Rowan County’s four Republican lawmakers have 140 ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

Rep. Amber Baker discusses legislative session during Rowan Democrats breakfast meeting

Rowan County Democrats this weekend heard from Rep. Amber Baker, a Democrat from Forsyth County, about a slew of bills and discussions moving through the ... Read more

1 month ago by Natalie Anderson.

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

By GARY D. ROBERTSON Associated Press RALEIGH (AP) — A big question within North Carolina state government at the start of the year was whether ... Read more

1 month ago by News Service Report.

N.C. lawmakers advance bill barring mandatory COVID-19 shots

By Bryan Anderson Associated Press/Report for America RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina lawmakers on Wednesday advanced a proposal to prevent state and local governments from ... Read more

2 months ago by News Service Report.

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