Posted: 12/31/2013 - Emerald Isle will begin annual controlled hunts to deal with the town's growing deer population, rather than holding them just every other year.
Posted: 12/31/2013 - A Michigan university has issued its annual list of annoying words, and those flexible enough to take selfies of themselves twerking should take note.
Posted: 12/30/2013 - A new report finds that the number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms in 2013 fell to levels not seen since 1887.
Posted: 12/30/2013 - A media advocacy group says at least 70 journalists were killed on the job around the world in 2013.
Updated: 12/30/2013 - The Federal Aviation Administration has chosen six states to develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the unmanned aircraft's march into U.S. skies.
Posted: 12/27/2013 - The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year.
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 - "For all of us as Americans, regardless of our faith, those are values that can drive us to be better parents and friends, better neighbors and better citizens," said President Barack Obama.
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 - A reptile industry trade association wants to overturn a nationwide ban on importing four giant snake species or transporting them across state lines.
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 - For kids who can't wait for Santa to arrive, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a Christmas treat.