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NC Work First Benefits Suspended Due To Government Shutdown

Posted: 10/14/2013 - The state Department of Health and Human Services said starting Monday it directed county social service offices to no longer approve Work First applications. Renewing current Work First participants also has been suspended.

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NC High Court To Hear Case On Pre-K Program

Posted: 10/13/2013 - North Carolina's Supreme Court is considering a case that could decide whether a pre-kindergarten academic program designed to boost the educational prospects of poor children must be expanded to enroll every needy 4-year-old. One estimate puts the move at up to $300 million a year.

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Groups Criticize NC Officer Arrest In Man's Death

Posted: 10/12/2013 - Hours after a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer fatally shot an unarmed man, the department made a rare move: It charged the officer with voluntary manslaughter.

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Troopers Seen Speeding On National News Program

Updated: 10/11/2013 - The North Carolina Highway Patrol says it has "taken appropriate action" against three state troopers who were caught speeding on camera in non-emergency situations.

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Congressman Walter Jones Not Giving Up Salary During Shutdown

Updated: 10/11/2013 - As the government shutdown continues for the second week, one Congressman here in the east says unlike some of his fellow lawmakers in Washington D.C., he’s not giving up his salary until the shutdown ends.

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UPDATE: DHHS: NC WIC Benefits Restored For Now

Posted: 10/10/2013 - A state-run program that gets federal dollars to ensure proper nutrition for pregnant women and their young children won't issue any vouchers beyond those already given out for October.

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Appeal Denied, Former Fort Bragg General Will Face Sex Assault Charges

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces denied a petition filed by lawyers for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. The August filing sought to halt the case based on their claim that top Pentagon officials exerted improper pressure to criminally prosecute him.

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Buck Goes For A Swim At Atlantic Beach

Posted: 10/09/2013 - No doubt beach goers were doing a double take by what they saw in the water and on the beach Monday at Atlantic Beach.

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DHHS Secretary Wos Grilled By NC Legislators

Posted: 10/08/2013 - North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos got a bipartisan grilling from lawmakers worried about personnel decisions at her embattled agency.

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Robeson Co. Leads State In Corporal Punishment Use

Posted: 10/07/2013 - A study shows that the use of corporal punishment in North Carolina's public schools continues to decline, with students in six districts hit 184 times in the most recent school year.

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Fire Prevention Week Starts Today

Posted: 10/07/2013 - Fire Prevention Week is this week and State Fire Marshal Wayne Goodwin is emphasizing preventing kitchen fires.

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