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North Carolina fracking protests scheduled

North Carolina fracking protests scheduled

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 25 (UPI) --A grassroots group in North Carolina said it plans to hold rallies Monday to protest hydraulic fracturing legislation pending in the state's government.
Daniel J. Graeber
Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2 storm over North Carolina

Hurricane Arthur strengthens to Category 2 storm over North Carolina

WASHINGTON, July 3 (UPI) --The National Hurricane Center announced Thursday evening that Hurricane Arthur had strengthened into a Category 2 storm.
Kate Stanton
North Carolina's barrier islands brace for arrival of Hurricane Arthur

North Carolina's barrier islands brace for arrival of Hurricane Arthur

MIAMI, July 3 (UPI) --North Carolina officials ordered a mandatory evacuation on Hatteras Island as Hurricane Arthur moved closer Thursday.
Frances Burns

States on both coasts dig out from weather woes

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The ice and snow is melting, but the financial hit North Carolina took from last week's winter storm will linger for a while, Gov. Pat McCrory said Sunday.

U.S. to investigate N.C. agency after coal ash spill

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. prosecutors say they have begun a felony investigation of North Carolina regulators after coal ash from a Duke Energy facility spilled into the Dan River.
200,000 without power as snow, ice pelts Southeast

200,000 without power as snow, ice pelts Southeast

ATLANTA, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- More than 200,000 customers, most of them in Georgia, were without electricity Wednesday as a winter storm, bringing snow and ice, swept across the Southeast.

$6.5 million Earl Scruggs Center dedicated in Shelby, N.C.

SHELBY, N.C., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly 60 string musicians introduced Gov. Pat McCrory at the dedication of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C., organizers said.
Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Some 800 celebrities and other well-wishers were invited to the 95th birthday party of evangelist Billy Graham, the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times reported.
Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

Powell: Voter ID law punishes minorities, hurts Republicans

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday new changes in North Carolina voting law punish minority voters and will hurt Republicans.
North Carolina governor signs photo ID law; ACLU files suit against it

North Carolina governor signs photo ID law; ACLU files suit against it

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The state of North Carolina has joined dozens of others that require voters to present identification to cast a ballot, the governor's office announced.
Hillary Clinton urges work to protect voter rights

Hillary Clinton urges work to protect voter rights

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for action to protect voter rights following the Supreme Court ruling allowing state voter ID laws.

N.C. GOP moves forward on abortion after veto threat

RALEIGH, N.C., July 10 (UPI) -- North Carolina House Republicans added abortion language to an unrelated bill Wednesday after Gov. Pat McCory said he might veto a contentious abortion bill.

North Carolina governor signs repeal of Racial Justice Act

RALEIGH, N.C., June 21 (UPI) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed the repeal of a landmark law that allowed convicted murderers to appeal their death sentences on racial bias grounds.

Governor cites N.C. reforms as ways to energize national economy

WASHINGTON, May 4 (UPI) -- North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory touted his state Saturday as an example of how government can spur economic growth through education and efficient policies.

Dems decry N.C. pink licenses for aliens

RALEIGH, N.C., March 5 (UPI) -- North Carolina Democrats are calling on the state's Republican governor to do away with distinctive pink driver's licenses for Dream Act enrollees.
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Patrick "Pat" McCrory (born October 17, 1956) is currently the Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the longest-serving mayor in Charlotte history. McCrory was elected for a seventh term as mayor in 2007 but announced in 2008 that he would not seek an eighth term. He was the Republican nominee for Governor of North Carolina in the 2008 general election, and was defeated by then-Lieutenant Governor Beverly Perdue.

McCrory was born in Ohio but grew up in Jamestown, North Carolina, and attended Ragsdale High School, where he served as Student Body President. McCrory graduated from Catawba College in 1978 with a B.A. in political science and education. After graduation, McCrory worked with Duke Energy Corporation in various management positions.

In 2001, McCrory's alma mater, Catawba College, awarded him an honorary doctorate degree.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Pat McCrory."
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