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Unborn Victims of Violence Act

Posted: 03/16/2011 - A proposed North Carolina law that punishes people who harm a fetus at any stage of development gets its first hearing in the General Assembly Wednesday.

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Voter Photo ID Bill For NC Unveiled In House

Posted: 03/14/2011 - A bill requiring voters to show valid photo identification to a cast ballot in North Carolina also contains other campaign finance provisions added in direct response to the investigation of former Gov. Mike Easley's campaign.

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NC GOP Legislators Promise More Transparency

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Republicans who took over the North Carolina Legislature in January promised a more open process and to avoid working out the budget behind closed doors.

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NC Supreme Court To Hear Death Penalty Arguments

Posted: 03/14/2011 - Lawyers for five death row inmates are preparing to argue Monday that an administrative law judge was right to order state officials to revamp North Carolina's protocol for executions in 2007.

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Collector Brings Woman Soldier's Sword To New Bern

Posted: 03/13/2011 - A sword that saw action in the Civil War battle at New Bern has returned to the city 149 years after the fight that left the Confederate city under U.S. occupation for the rest of the war.

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NC Senators Want To End Yearly Car Inspections

Updated: 03/13/2011 - Fifteen senators have co-sponsored a bipartisan bill this year that would do away with the annual safety inspection program first created in the 1940's and scrutinize emissions testing performed in 48 largely Piedmont or urban counties to meet federal clean air regulations.

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Defense Criticizes Police Tactics In Cary Jogger's Death

Posted: 03/11/2011 - The defense in the murder trial of a Cary man say botched police tactics and pressure to solve the case led police to conduct an inadequate investigation into the disappearance and death of Nancy Cooper.

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Judge: NC Prosecutors, SBI Hid, Omitted Evidence

Posted: 03/10/2011 - A North Carolina judge has ruled that prosecutors hid evidence and the State Bureau of Investigation intentionally omitted information about blood tests in the case of a man threatened with the death penalty

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Fisheries License Sales Office To Close

Updated: 03/09/2011 - The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries says it will close the Washington license sales office for an indefinite period on April 4.

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Bill Would Allow Concealed Guns In Parks, Eateries

Posted: 03/09/2011 - People carrying legally concealed handguns in North Carolina could take them into more restaurants and into state and local parks if an idea in the House becomes law.

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4 Killed In Crash Involving NC School Bus

Updated: 03/08/2011 - Police say two young children and their parents were killed when their car collided head-on with a school bus on a rural road in Brunswick County.

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Senate Leader Has Court Date For Speeding

Posted: 03/08/2011 - A court date is set for Sen. Phil Berger after being accused of speeding the week before being elected leader of the North Carolina Senate.

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