Updated: 10/25/2006 - Philip Morton says he doesn't want his son hearing curse words, especially from his toys. Morton wants Toys 'R Us to remove a popular toy off the shelves because he says one he bought for his six-year-old son utters a bad word.
Updated: 10/25/2006 - Health insurance premiums increase faster than wagesAccording to a consumer health advocacy group, North Carolina health-care premiums are rising faster than people's wages.
Updated: 10/25/2006 - An academic boot camp in Jacksonville that helps Marines brush up on the basics could be the model for programs in the University of North Carolina system.
Updated: 10/25/2006 - The head of the state commission that regulates alcohol has taken at least seven trips in the past two years to meet with alcohol company representatives in attractive tourist destinations.
Updated: 10/25/2006 - After more than two weeks on strike, one worker at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Fayetteville says strikers are feeling the pressure to return to work.
Posted: 10/25/2006 - A former lottery executive pleaded not guilty this morning to misdemeanor charges that he violated state lobbying laws as legislators worked to adopt the lottery.
Updated: 10/25/2006 - Cold overnight temperatures have some using space heaters, but there are some safety warnings about them.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - An attorney for the state says North Carolina's ban on sexually explicit dancing at businesses that serve drinks doesn't violate anyone’s right of free expression.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - A Virginia contractor will begin salvaging historically significant pieces of the old Wonderland Hotel next week.
Updated: 10/24/2006 - Former Governor Jim Hunt helped Democratic congressional candidate Larry Kissell campaign today in Fayetteville.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - The search for a rodeo bull that escaped from the Eden Fairgrounds more than a week ago has ended with the animal's death.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - Rescue teams planned to scale back their search today for a minor league baseball player missing since his canoe overturned this past weekend on the New River in Virginia.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - An annual report released today says too many of North Carolina's children start their lives too small and grow up too heavy.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - An amendment to the U-S. Constitution that was signed by President Lincoln but never ratified will be on display at the North Carolina State Archives on Wednesday.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - The Charlotte Observer reports that Governor Easley's 2004 re-election campaign got a financial boost from people connected to a state land purchase.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - A new study says North Carolina communities with black, Hispanic or another minority residents are more likely to be near a landfill than those that are largely white white.
Posted: 10/24/2006 - Prison inmates collected more than 67-thousand bags of litter from North Carolina roadways during a two-week cleanup last month.