A home in Windsor airs out along with all its contents after it was hit last year by Hurricane Matthew. 

Budget deal promises millions for hurricane damage relief

 U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, and U.S. Sen. Richard Burr, R-NC, announced in a press release Thursday there would be an additional $125 million from the recent budget deal for North Carolina’s recovery from Hurricane Matthew, which hit the state in 2016. 


Thom Tillis

Thom Tillis, former Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, was elected to the U.S. Senate after defeating democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in the November 2014 midterm elections. Tillis had a career as a successful businessman and led North Carolina in a tax reform effort.

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NC teachers to receive one-time $750 bonus

By Nick Niedzwiadek Senior Writer The state’s two-month overdue budget glacially neared completion Wednesday as the legislature reached an agreement on teacher pay. Teachers across the state will receive a one-time $750 bonus this year as opposed to the House’s original plan to give all teachers a 2 percent raise, according to documents provided by Sen.


Tim Moore, the next N.C. House speaker, received a great deal of news coverage from The Daily Tar Heel during his time as speaker of Student Congress at UNC in 1991. Moore graduated in 1992. DTH file photo.

NC House Speaker to-be Tim Moore has contentious past

Tim Moore is slated to become one of the most powerful politicians in North Carolina on Wednesday, assuming the role of speaker of the N.C. House. More than two decades ago, Moore stirred controversy as speaker of UNC’s Student Congress for attempting to defund the Carolina Gay and Lesbian Association (CGLA).


Kay Hagan’s senate seat was one of many Democrats’ lost during the Election. Political analysts said it’s very rare for a president’s party to do well during midterm elections.

Post-election, Democrats reflect on loss

At the close of an election season filled with attack advertisements and big-name endorsements — including one from former President Bill Clinton — Democrats in North Carolina and nationwide found themselves in the red.


Kay Hagan targeted for flip-flop on Ebola

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan issued a statement on Friday calling for a travel ban on West African countries affected by Ebola and a larger coordinated effort to deal with the ongoing outbreak — and the N.C. Republican Party is accusing her of flip-flopping on the issue.