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N.C. lawmakers slash jobless benefits

RALEIGH, N.C., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Lawmakers in North Carolina moved to slash unemployment benefits, passing a measure that would cut the number of weeks and the maximum benefit allowed.
Statehouses show little political shifting after election

Statehouses show little political shifting after election

While the majority party changed in Minnesota and Colorado legislatures on Election Day 2012, the balance of power between Republicans and Democrats was largely unchanged.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Charlotte to host Republicans in January

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Charlotte, N.C., will host the 2013 Winter Meeting of the Republican National Committee in January, the Committee announced.

Republicans maintain lead in governorships

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Ten of 11 U.S. gubernatorial races up for grabs had been decided as of Wednesday, with only Washington state's race still undecided, election results showed.

Romney wins N.C., Obama wins White House

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- North Carolina gave Mitt Romney 15 electoral votes and elected its first GOP governor in 24 years, but President Obama won a second term, results showed.
Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia kick off final round of primaries

Indiana, North Carolina, West Virginia kick off final round of primaries

Fourteen states with about 770 electoral votes still have to weigh in on the Republican U.S. presidential primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

N. Carolinians elect first female governor

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 5 (UPI) -- North Carolinians elected their first woman governor Tuesday, elevating Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue to the office over Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory.

Democrat Perdue 1st female gov in N.C.

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- North Carolina Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue defeated Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory in Tuesday's election to hold the governor's chair for the Democrats.

Dems seek success in Washington, states

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The stumbling U.S. economy and Barack Obama's lead in presidential polls could set up Democrats to take control at state and national levels, an analyst said.

Ground broken for NASCAR Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A $160 million Hall of Fame is being constructed in Charlotte, N.C., for the Nextel Cup auto racing circuit.

Ridge unveils terror alert system

WASHINGTON, March 12 (UPI) -- Homeland Security chief Tom Ridge on Tuesday unveiled a new five-stage, color-coded terrorist warning system that will notify federal, state and local law enforcement agencies about potential threats in their region.
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

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Hornets nearing move to New Orlean

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The Charlotte Hornets have applied to the NBA to relocate the franchise in New Orleans in time for the 2002-2003 season, Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory said Wednes
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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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