Posted: 12/26/2013 - North Carolina has averaged fewer than three death sentences a year over the past decade. That compares with the 1990s, when there were more than two dozen people often were sent to death row in a single year.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - Activists from a dozen states attended a meeting in Raleigh earlier this month to learn how to hold similar demonstrations in their areas. Georgia and Alabama plan protests of their own.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - Investigators say a Lumberton teen shot and killed a 28-year-old man after he argued with his ex-girlfriend over who should take care of their child.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - An assisted living home in Wilmington has been fined $2,000 for not taking a patient who fell to the doctor. Authorities say the patient suffered a broken neck and died several days later.
Posted: 12/25/2013 - The Obama Administration is weighing a decision on an important early step that could open the door to drilling for oil and gas in the Atlantic Ocean.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - An animal shelter in the Henderson County town of Fletcher has been hit by thieves again, and this time, it was the Christmas cheer that they made off with.
Posted: 12/24/2013 - Cpl. Rudy Hernandez, who fought in the Korean War and was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1952, has died at Womack Army Medical Center. He was 82 and lived in Fayetteville.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - The National Park Service has awarded grants totaling $950,000 to help protect Civil War battlefields in five states.
Posted: 12/23/2013 - North Carolina's wildlife regulators and an animal protection group are headed toward new court hearings over the captured possum used to liven up a mountain town's New Year's Eve celebration.
Posted: 12/22/2013 - Boeing has decided not to build its newest plant in North Carolina.
Posted: 12/22/2013 - The North Carolina home of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division and the Green Berets is opening the base chapel to same-sex ceremonies.
Posted: 12/22/2013 - A North Carolina man faces stalking and burglary charges after police say he posted naked pictures of his ex-girlfriend at businesses in the shopping center where she works and at a big local department store.
Updated: 12/22/2013 - A man is fighting the $20 ticket he received for parking in the spot reserved for Wilmington's mayor on the day the mayor was being sworn in for another term.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - A state agency knew a North Carolina social services agency was having problems nearly three years before a supervisor was charged with handcuffing her foster son to a porch with a dead chicken tied to his neck.
Posted: 12/21/2013 - A wrongful death lawsuit over the death of an Alamance County middle school student hit with a basketball has been sent to mediation.
Updated: 12/23/2013 - Authorities say a woman with a red apron, bell and a gift-wrapped cardboard box impersonated a Salvation Army bell ringer in Raeford and kept the donations for herself.
Updated: 12/23/2013 - A teacher has been arrested after police say a student claimed the two were in a relationship.
Updated: 12/23/2013 - Prosecutors say the owner of a thrill ride tampered with the machine prior to an October mishap at the North Carolina State Fair that seriously injured three patrons.
Posted: 12/20/2013 - North Carolina's unemployment rate took a sharp drop in November, falling to 7.4 percent and inching ever closer toward the national rate.
Posted: 12/19/2013 - A soldier who used his brother's identification to join the Army 25 years ago has been demoted after a court-martial at Fort Bragg.