Politics

Senator Kay Hagan Sits Down to Talk with Will Kennedy

Democrat Kay Hagan leads Republican Thom Tillis by the slimmest of margins. We sat down with Senator Hagan to talk about the issues.

SC House Speaker Resigns Amid Scandal

House Speaker Bobby Harrell admitted to using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses.

Thom Tillis Sits Down to Talk Campaign Issues with Will Kennedy

With early voting for the November 4th election beginning this week, Thom Tillis sat down with me today to talk about the issues.

Association of Educators Supports Sales Tax Hike

If voters approve, it will bring in an estimated $28 million for CMS salary increases.

Cannon Sentence Similar to Other Corrupt NC Politicians

Patrick Cannon's sentence fits the mold in North Carolina for punishing elected officials who abuse their power.

Queen City Reacts to Cannon Sentencing

Cannon's sentencing closes a sad chapter in city politics. Reaction tonight from the community, former colleagues and current city leaders.

A Glimpse Inside Ex-Mayor Patrick Cannon's Sentencing

Court sketches show Patrick Cannon standing between his two attorneys as he faced a federal judge Tuesday.

Cannon to His Kids: 'Dad Sinned'

Patrick Cannon's dramatic fall from grace ends with a federal prison sentence of 44 months. The defense argued Cannon punished himself enough and that his kids needed him. Prosecutors said it was up to the court to send a strong message.

New Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage in NC

A federal judge says Republican State House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate Leader Phil Berger can intervene in two pending cases.

Cannon Will Be Sentenced Tuesday On Public Corruption

Monday will be one of the biggest days in Charlotte history for all the wrong reasons. Ex- Mayor Patrick Cannon will learn how long he'll spend behind bars for public corruption.

Same-Sex Couples Marry at Courthouse, Critics Echo Disapproval

62 same-sex couples received marriage licenses in Mecklenburg County Monday.

District Judge: Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

Just before 6:00 Friday evening, a judge ruled same-sex couples can marry in North Carolina.

New Election Rules Shorten Voter Registration Period

Thanks to some controversial new election rules, Friday was the last day to register to vote for the Novemeber 4 election.

Judge Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge has struck down North Carolina's gay marriage ban, opening the way for the first same-sex weddings in the state.

New Effort to Block Same-Sex Marriage in North Carolina

House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger filed a motion Thursday seeking to intervene in legal challenges to Amendment One.

Judge Lifts Stays in Same-Sex Marriage Cases

A step forward for gay marriage in North Carolina. A federal judge lifted stays in two cases challenging Amendment One Wednesday.

Patrick Cannon Will Learn Fate Next Week

The ex-mayor's sentencing hearing is Tuesday. One of Charlotte's top defense attorneys talks with WCCB about the one thing Cannon shouldn't do in the courtroom next week.

Experts: Same-Sex Marriage Debate Could Sway NC Senate Race

Same-sex marriage is one of the topics North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan and challenger Thom Tills sparred over in their second live debate Tuesday night.

Mecklenburg County Prepares for Same-Sex Marriages

A federal judge appears ready to strike down North Carolina's ban, following a landmark decision by the Supreme Court.

Same-Sex Marriage for North Carolina: SCOTUS Decision Opens the Door

The Supreme Court makes another historic and unexpected decision regarding same-sex marriage.

NAACP Speaks Out on Voter ID Law

North Carolina's new voter ID law is under intense scrutiny. The Charlotte NAACP is warning voters to be on the lookout for voter intimidation scams.

Parents Weigh In on Sales Tax for Teacher Pay

A last-ditch effort to raise support for a tax hike for teacher raises. A quarter-penny sales tax will be on the November ballot in Mecklenburg County.

Attorney General Eric Holder Resigns

After six years on the job, Eric Holder is resigning as head of the Justice Department.

Mary C. Curtis: Minority Voters Sought In NC Senate Race

Political Contributor Mary C. Curtis has been monitoring the NC senate race and says candidates Thom Tillis and Kay Hagan are looking to attract minority voters. Read More »

Congress Approves President's ISIS Plan

Congress has signed off on President Obama's plan, and he's reiterating Thursday night that U.S. troops will not have a combat role on the ground.

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