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DOT Seeks Comments On Walk Bike NC Plan

Posted: 03/10/2013 - The North Carolina Transportation Department is seeking public comments on the first draft of the Walk Bike NC statewide pedestrian and bicycle plan, which will guide how the state invests in walking and bicycling.

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SBI To Investigate Wilmington Police Officers

Posted: 03/09/2013 - North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation is being called in to see if Wilmington police officers committed crimes during a botched prostitution sting last year.

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Businesses In Military Towns Brace For Budget Hit

Posted: 03/09/2013 - Small business owners who rely on the nation's military posts for their business say they are already bracing for a hit from the automatic budget cuts that took effect March 1.

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NC Justices Strike Down Lumberton's Sweepstakes Tax

Posted: 03/08/2013 - The court ruled Friday that Lumberton's 2010 decision to raise existing privilege taxes at sweepstakes locations violated the state constitution's provision that taxation be exercised in a "just and equitable manner."

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MetLife Hired McCrory's Former Firm For NC Deal

Posted: 03/08/2013 - McCrory dodged questions Friday about one of the largest jobs announcements in North Carolina in years. MetLife hired the governor's former employer to help arrange one of the largest incentives packages in state history aimed at one company.

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NC Town Plans To Buy Drone

Posted: 03/08/2013 - The Monroe City Council voted this week to spend $44,000 in drug forfeiture funds to buy a battery-powered mini-drone with a rotating infrared camera.

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NC Teacher Salaries Rank 46th In U.S.

Posted: 03/06/2013 - A report Wednesday to the State Board of Education says teacher pay in North Carolina ranks 46th in the country, above only Mississippi and West Virginia among 12 Southeastern states.

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Gov. McCrory Waives Utility Truck Limits As Crews Head North

Posted: 03/06/2013 - Gov. Pat McCrory has signed an executive order waiving the usual vehicle size restrictions for utility trucks traveling through North Carolina to help with efforts to restore power in the wake of the Mid-Atlantic winter storm.

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NC State Joins Organics Study

Posted: 03/06/2013 - The University of Tennessee and North Carolina State University will share a federal grant to improve the safety of organic produce.

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Voter ID Efforts In NC Moving Forward

Updated: 03/05/2013 - North Carolina House leaders say the process to create a bill requiring photo identification for citizens to vote will be slow so lawmakers can receive public input about what such a mandate should look like.

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Alligator River Bridge Work To Cause 90-Mile Detour

Posted: 03/05/2013 - State transportation officials say the Alligator River Bridge in Tyrrell and Dare counties will be closed for almost two weeks in April, requiring drivers to take a 90-mile detour.

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NC Bill Would End Illegal Immigrants' Enrollment

Posted: 03/05/2013 - North Carolina's university and community college systems would no longer be allowed to enroll illegal immigrants in legislation filed by some House Republicans.

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NC Suspect Found Passed Out With Toddler

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Authorities say a Lincoln County man accused of breaking into a neighbor's home was found passed out in a ditch with his 20-month-old child beside him.

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Fugitive Shot, Killed By Authorities

Posted: 03/05/2013 - Authorities say an armed fugitive who jumped from the window of a Concord house and "confronted" law enforcement agents has been shot and killed.

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Severe Weather Awareness Week Stresses Being Prepared

Updated: 03/04/2013 - Being prepared for the worst can go a long way in staying safe during severe weather and that's the message the National Weather Service is trying to drive home during this severe weather awareness week.

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Hess To Get Out Of Retail Business

Posted: 03/04/2013 - Hess is getting out of the gas station business and ridding itself of its energy trading and marketing businesses, as it shifts its focus further into exploration and production.

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