Updated: 05/30/2007 - The state Senate has tentatively approved a two-year spending proposal that lets a pair of "temporary" taxes finally expire and includes other fiscal provisions backed by Republicans.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - The Defense Department has identified a Camp Lejeune Marine whose family said apparently was fatally shot while on guard duty in Anbar province in Iraq.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - The Senate is expected to debate today its 20 billion-dollar proposed budget for next year and many Republicans are considering voting for it.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - A bear sighting in Hickory led to the lockdown of a nearby elementary school.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - Dry weather and soaring demand have prompted the Union County Board of Commissioners to impose mandatory water use rules that limit lawn watering and ban car washing at home.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - A bill in the General Assembly could make it easier to sue over defective products.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - Investigators want to know how four underage men who were killed in a car wreck in Thomasville got the alcohol that was found in the car.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - House Speaker Joe Hackney is giving a good review to the legislative session and says he hopes the cooperative attitude in the House carries over to budget negotiations.
Posted: 05/30/2007 - It's no surprise that the Senate and the House have different ideas for the budget.
Posted: 05/29/2007 - A Richlands teenager is recovering after an accident on the bridge over Highway 210 on Saturday in Onslow County.
Updated: 05/29/2007 - Deborah Davis, former president of Pitt County Memorial Hospital, has accepted the position of chief operating officer at MCV Hospitals, part of the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Updated: 05/29/2007 - Five U.S. lawmakers, including North Carolina Congressman Bob Etheridge, made an unannounced visit to Havana to explore agricultural trade opportunities with Cuba.
Posted: 05/29/2007 - One of three former Duke lacrosse players cleared of rape charges has decided he will attend Brown University in the fall.
Posted: 05/29/2007 - It's a good deal for vacationers, --not-- for coastal governments.
Updated: 05/29/2007 - A North Carolina man imprisoned in Afghanistan for running a private jail for terror suspects doesn't seem to be in any hurry to leave, even though he's been freed by presidential decree.
Updated: 05/29/2007 - Fishing piers on North Carolina's coast are frequently being replaced by homes.
Posted: 05/29/2007 - The man accused of setting fire to two churches in Greenville in January is due in court Tuesday.