Moorseville, North Carolina (CNN) - President Obama took his second term agenda to North Carolina on Thursday to announce a new initiative aimed at increasing high-speed internet in the nation's schools. Speaking at Mooresville Middle School 30-minutes outside Charlotte, Obama heralded internet technology as a crucial part of improving the U.S. education system.
"What we're going to be able to do is to get companies to compete to create affordable digital devices designed specifically to these new connected classrooms," Obama said. "I want to see a tablet that's the same price as a textbook. I want to see more apps that can be instantly updated with academic content the day it's available, so you don't have old outdated textbooks with student names still in 'em from years ago."
(CNN) - Republican Gov. Pat McCrory called on President Barack Obama to grant states more flexibility on issues such as health care and energy during the GOP's weekly address.
The new governor, who was elected in November, said state government can improve if it has the freedom to be more efficient, like a "smartphone."
(CNN) – The 19-year-old son of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct after being arrested over the weekend at North Carolina's Charlotte Douglas International Airport, authorities said.
William Hilton Paul was arrested Saturday following a flight from Kentucky to North Carolina, according to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office in Charlotte.
(CNN) - In the final race deemed too close to call, Republican David Rouzer conceded Wednesday after a recount in the race for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District showed incumbent Rep. Mike McIntyre won by a razor-thin margin.
"Now that the recount has been completed and the tally of votes is official, we can move forward satisfied that each vote was counted properly and accurately," Rouzer said in a statement.
(CNN) - In the final House race considered too close to call, Republican David Rouzer has asked for a recount in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District, where he trails the eight-term incumbent, Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre, by a small margin.
"In a race this close, accidental human error could easily change the outcome," he said in a statement. "It is important to ensure that every legal vote cast is properly and accurately counted."
(CNN) – Republicans have picked up a governor's seat in North Carolina with Republican Pat McCrory beating Walter Dalton, the sitting Lieutenant Governor, CNN has projected.
Democratic incumbent Beverly Perdue made history in 2008 when she became the first woman to win the North Carolina governorship, undoubtedly helped by Barack Obama's even more historic win there at the top of the ticket.
(CNN) - The presidential race in North Carolina is neck and neck between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney, a new survey released Monday indicates.
The Elon University Poll shows the two candidates tied at 45% apiece in the Tar Heel State, where 15 electoral votes are up for grabs
EDITOR'S NOTE: CNN has sent dozens of reporters, producers, conntributors and correspondents to the key battleground states to cover the final days of the 2012 election. Here CNN political contributor John Avlon gives his take upon arriving in North Carolina aboard the CNN Election Express.
(CNN) - The CNN Election Express is rolling up I-95 North right now into Winston-Salem, North Carolina. President Obama won the state by a razor-thin 14,000-vote margin in 2008, buoyed by his landslide win that year. Fast-growing swing districts like Winston-Salem were an important reason why Obama was able to pull the evangelical-heavy state into the Democratic column.
(CNN) - Color North Carolina light red.
CNN is moving its classification of the swing state from true "toss up" to "lean Romney."
(CNN) - President Barack Obama won newspaper endorsements in key battleground states on Sunday, with just over two weeks left until Election Day.
The Durango Herald in Colorado threw its support behind the president, as it did in 2008, arguing that Obama has performed reasonably well despite the obstacles he inherited when taking office.