More from North Carolina

  • Researchers find race disparity in death cases

    July 23, 2010 - 6:39pm

  • 14 DMV workers disciplined for accepting gifts

    July 23, 2010 - 6:39pm

    RALEIGH (AP) — Allegations that dozens of N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles employees improperly took gifts and meals from a state contractor were significantly exaggerated, according to the results of a state probe released Friday.

  • North Carolina’s 2009 crime rate was lowest in 25 years

    July 14, 2010 - 5:43pm

    RALEIGH — North Carolina’s crime rate fell to its lowest point in a quarter century last year, with violent crimes such as murders leading the way down, law enforcement officials said Wednesday.

  • Tax delinquents up, top cost of state cuts

    July 12, 2010 - 3:25pm

    CHARLOTTE — North Carolina’s unpaid taxes total more than the $800 million shortfall that legislators had to balance in the state’s new $19 billion budget.

  • House panel formed to examine prayer rules

    July 12, 2010 - 3:24pm

    RALEIGH — A bipartisan committee in the N.C. House will review the chamber’s policy on prayers after a minister complained he was asked not to mention Jesus at the start of a daily floor session.

  • Plenty left to do as legislative session wraps up

    July 9, 2010 - 4:25pm

    RALEIGH (AP) — The N.C. General Assembly worked largely behind closed doors Friday to finalize key ethics and economic incentives bills before House and Senate leaders close the session for the year, probably by early Saturday.

  • SBI agent in settlement with inmate retires

    July 3, 2010 - 5:04pm

  • Va. woman charged with threat released on bond

    July 2, 2010 - 4:05pm

  • Ferry chief fired after 2 months on job

    July 2, 2010 - 4:05pm

    RALEIGH (AP) — The man hired to get North Carolina’s ferries back on track after a federal investigation into illegal dredging said he was fired after just two months for doing his job.

  • Feds arrest Texas shootings suspect in N.C.

    July 1, 2010 - 1:53pm

    CHARLOTTE — A Mexican national has been arrested in North Carolina, a decade after authorities said he shot three people in Houston, killing one of them, and then went on the run, federal agents said Thursday.

  • FACT CHECK: Senate hopefuls mislead on money

    June 28, 2010 - 3:37pm

    WILMINGTON — It didn’t take long for North Carolina’s candidates for U.S. Senate to lead voters away from the truth.

  • Primary runoff turnout raises questions of usefulness

    By The Assocaied Press | June 27, 2010 - 4:27pm

    RALEIGH — A turnout of 4.5 percent of the eligible voters was better than expected for North Carolina’s second primary last week, raising the question of whether runoffs have outlived their usefulness.

  • Illegal immigrants stage hunger strike over federal bill

    June 23, 2010 - 4:15pm

    RALEIGH — Three women living in the U.S. illegally are staging a hunger strike over federal immigration legislation outside a North Carolina senator’s office.

  • Contractor injured at Fort Bragg home from hospital

    June 23, 2010 - 4:11pm

    FORT BRAGG — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Army are investigating the shooting death of a contractor at Fort Bragg that happened during a live fire drill in which two others were wounded, officials said Wednesday.

  • Lawmakers visited by sweepstakes site workers

    June 23, 2010 - 4:11pm

    RALEIGH — The sweepstakes and arcade industries came to the Legislature on Wednesday with a crowd of employees and players to urge lawmakers not to extend a video game gambling ban to computer-based games found at several hundred Internet cafes and business centers.

  • Contractor killed, two injured at Fort Bragg

    June 22, 2010 - 6:37pm

    FORT BRAGG — A contractor working at a live fire drill was killed and two people were wounded in a training accident on Tuesday at Fort Bragg, military officials said.

  • Business tax breaks could top $300M

    June 16, 2010 - 4:57pm

    RALEIGH (AP) — The price tag for a legislative grab-bag of tax breaks designed to spur economic growth and job creation could top $300 million in the next five years, legislators learned Wednesday.

  • 19-year-old man dies after lightning strike

    June 16, 2010 - 4:57pm

    GRAHAM — A man has died after he was struck by lightning at a North Carolina home.

  • Man gets year in prison for false distress call

    June 12, 2010 - 3:18pm

    RALEIGH — A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for a series of false distress calls that cost the U.S. Coast Guard more than $200,000.

  • Representative writes ethics panel about possible foe

    June 9, 2010 - 4:15pm

    RALEIGH — U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell is accusing his former staffer — who’s being urged by a union-backed group to challenge him for his seat in November — of violating the rules of the N.C. House of Representatives.

  • Congress is big player for budget negotiations

    June 6, 2010 - 4:51pm

  • East Coast eyes oil, urging caution but not panic

    June 4, 2010 - 2:58pm

    RALEIGH — Though oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill will eventually slide up the East Coast, scientists say the impact along the Atlantic seaboard will be minimal compared to the disastrous scene playing out in Louisiana.

  • Hurricane lull has some in Southeast N.C. worried

    May 31, 2010 - 11:42am

    WILMINGTON — Fourteen years after Hurricane Fran ripped through Southeastern North Carolina, emergency officials say buildings and homes in the region are better prepared for the next big storm.

  • 3 N.C. men arrested after N.J. chase

    May 30, 2010 - 2:43pm

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Three North Carolina men face numerous charges following a police chase through several Northern New Jersey towns that injured two officers.

  • Virginia, N.C. mull tolling Interstate 95

    May 27, 2010 - 1:42pm

    RICHMOND, Va. — As Virginia attempts to levy tolls on Interstate 95 at the North Carolina line, North Carolina is studying whether to do the same thing south of the border, Gov.