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Ferry Runs Into Channel Marker On Currituck Sound

Updated: 09/16/2011 - A state-operated ferry has run into a channel marker in Currituck Sound, but officials say no one was hurt and none of the vehicles on the ferry were damaged.

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Stepmom Gets 18 Years In Zahra Baker Death

Updated: 09/15/2011 - Elisa Baker pleaded guilty Thursday to second degree murder, nearly a year after the Australian girl was reported missing from her home in the western North Carolina town of Hickory.

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Elisa Baker Due In Court On Murder Charge

Posted: 09/15/2011 - The Hickory woman accused of killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter will back in court for her second hearing this week.

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Driving Log Start For Young NC Drivers Clarified

Posted: 09/15/2011 - Young people who obtain certain preliminary driver's licenses in North Carolina before Jan. 1 won't be required to write down how many hours they drove before moving toward a full license in legislation heading to Gov. Beverly Perdue's desk.

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Terror Suspect Pleads Guilty In New Bern Federal Court

Updated: 09/14/2011 - Terror Suspect Dylan Boyd, aka "Mohammed," pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in New Bern to one count of aiding and abetting a conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

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NC Senate Panel On Irene Holds Initial Meeting

Posted: 09/14/2011 - The state agency overseeing North Carolina's response to Hurricane Irene estimates the price tag on helping individuals and governments recover from Hurricane Irene so far at about $125 million.

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Senate, House Diverge On Disaster Aid Strategy

Posted: 09/14/2011 - House Republicans have introduced legislation to immediately infuse $1 billion into federal disaster aid accounts as part of a stopgap funding bill that's required to keep the government running past the end of the budget year on Sept. 30.

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Judge To Look At Help Edwards Aide Gave To Feds

Posted: 09/14/2011 - A North Carolina judge plans a hearing on whether a former John Edwards aide who wrote about the two-time presidential candidate's extramarital affair violated a court order by sharing information with federal prosecutors.

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President Obama In Raleigh Promoting Jobs

Updated: 09/14/2011 - President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations.

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NC Lawmakers Making New Laws Before Leaving

Posted: 09/13/2011 - The North Carolina General Assembly is cleaning up several laws approved this year before leaving town Wednesday, but a measure to let voters decide whether to cap time served by legislative leaders may have to wait.

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Nearly 1 In 6 Americans In Poverty, Census Says

Posted: 09/13/2011 - The ranks of the nation's poor have swelled to a record 46.2 million -- nearly 1 in 6 Americans -- as the prolonged pain of the recession leaves millions still struggling and out of work.

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Perdue Takes Aim At Childhood Hunger

Posted: 09/13/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue is taking aim at childhood hunger in North Carolina by promoting a public-private partnership geared toward increasing participation in meals programs.

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Two More Counties Added for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Disaster Unemployment Assistance is now available in Pender and Wayne counties from the North Carolina Employment Security Commission, following storm damage from Hurricane Irene. This brings the total of eligible counties to 35.

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House GOP To Advance Obama's Disaster Aid Request

Posted: 09/12/2011 - A top Republican leader has announced that the House will quickly advance President Barack Obama's request for emergency aid for victims of recent natural disasters like Hurricane Irene.

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Bank Of America Will Cut 30,000 Jobs

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Bank of America says it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year.

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Military Jets Safely Escort NYC, Detroit Flights

Posted: 09/12/2011 - Authorities say fighter jets escorted two commercial flights into New York City and Detroit "out of an abundance of caution" on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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