- North Carolina State University scientists say farmers along the Dan River can use surface water for crops and livestock despite a massive release of toxic coal ash more than two months ago.
- Donna Street left Fort Lauderdale, Florida in February to walk to Washington D.C. for our service members. But there's one other thing. The 61-year-old is carrying a six-foot inflatable soldier.
- State health officials told legislators it cost $14 million for counties and $7 million for the state to address the backlog and issues related to a new computer system counties use to determine service eligibility.
- Gov. Pat McCrory said Wednesday his plan would result in the "conversion or closure" of the dumps and close legal loopholes that allowed Duke to avoid cleaning up groundwater contamination leeching from its 33 unlined ash pits clustered at 14 coal-fired power plants across the state.
- The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school.
- The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices.
- The 73-year-old white supremacist now charged with three murders outside a Jewish community center and retirement complex in Kansas had rallies for the Ku Klux Klan right here in the east back in the 1980's and also ran for governor here.