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  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    September 3, 2015 7:53 AM

    CAMP LEJEUNE- One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter came down hard during a training exercise around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Alvis said... more »
  • Military surveillance balloons

    August 19, 2015 9:12 PM

    MIDDLE RIVER, MARYLAND- The second of two helium-filled airships was launched by the U.S. military to test an East Coast missile defense system. The launch was from the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground completes the aeronautical part of what's known as JLENS. The balloons are equipped with radar and are... more »
  • Shipwreck found off North Carolina, possibly from late 1700s

    July 17, 2015 1:48 PM

    DURHAM, NC - Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution. The expedition led by Duke marine scientist Cindy Van Dover found the previously unknown wreck in mile-deep waters July 12 using... more »
  • Teen killed while kneeboarding

    July 5, 2015 1:51 PM

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. - Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman. Investigators said 49-year-old Keith Cerven was charged with boating while intoxicated and may face more charges after prosecutors review the case.... more »
  • N. Carolina looking for shark attack patterns after attacks

    July 2, 2015 1:29 PM

    RALEIGH, NC - Safety officials are still trying to find patterns in the series of shark attacks on the North Carolina coast that might help keep the key tourism region safe for visitors, Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday. McCrory spoke after the seventh shark attack in the past three... more »
  • Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

    July 1, 2015 2:26 PM

    OCRACOKE, NC - Authorities say a man apparently bitten by a shark off the North Carolina Outer Banks is being airlifted to a hospital with serious wounds. Justin Gibbs, the director of emergency services in Hyde County, says the attack happened around noon Wednesday on a beach on Ocracoke Island.... more »
  • Beachgoers warned against swimming after shark attacks

    June 16, 2015 11:53 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC - A North Carolina beach town is advising against ocean swimming after two youths were mauled by at least one shark over the weekend. A 12-year-old girl from Asheboro was bitten so badly near an Oak Island pier Sunday that she lost part of her left arm... more »
  • North Carolina shark attacks

    June 15, 2015 9:17 AM

    OAK ISLAND, NC.- The mayor of a coastal North Carolina town where two young people were injured in shark attacks this weekend says she doesn't think emergency workers had enough time between incidents to close the beaches. A 12-year-old girl was attacked just after 4 p.m. Sunday in Oak Island,... more »
  • Kilt not allowed at prom

    May 18, 2015 9:06 PM

    SELMA, NORTH CAROLINA- A teen says he was turned away from his prom for homeschooled kids because he wore his late grandfather's kilt even though it wasn't banned by a dress code. David Leix wore it for "Praise Prom" which is described as a Christian alternative prom for homeschoolers.... more »
  • Police: College shooting being investigated as hate crime

    April 14, 2015 10:48 AM

    GOLDSBORO, N.C. - Police say they are investigating the fatal shooting of a North Carolina community college worker as a possible hate crime. Goldsboro police Sgt. Jeremy Sutton refused to say Tuesday what hate crime was being investigated. Brent Hood, who was the supervisor of shooting victim Ron Lane, says... more »
  • Police search for ex-college student in campus shooting

    April 13, 2015 10:09 AM

    GOLDSBORO, NC - School officials and authorities say a 20-year-old former community college student killed a campus print shop director that he used to work under. Wayne County Sheriff Larry Pierce said Monday that authorities are pursuing the suspect, Kenneth Morgan Stancil III, on an open count of murder. Authorities... more »
  • North Carolina man & woman killed by train

    April 5, 2015 3:36 PM

    DURHAM, N.C. - Police in North Carolina say two people are dead after an Amtrak train hit them as they were on the tracks. Police say the accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday in Durham, when the northbound train hit a man and a woman. Both were pronounced dead... more »
  • Dean Smith's trust sends $200 checks to his UNC lettermen

    March 26, 2015 1:28 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Dean Smith is still giving to his North Carolina players - even after his death. Tim Breedlove, the Charlotte-based trustee of the trust that bears the late coach's name, said Thursday that letters were sent earlier this month to each of the players who lettered for... more »
  • Man admits handcuffing boy, putting dead chicken around neck

    March 18, 2015 10:18 AM

    MONROE, NC - A North Carolina man has pleaded guilty to handcuffing an 11-year-old boy by his ankle to a porch with a dead chicken around his neck as punishment. Dorian Harper pleaded guilty Wednesday to three felonies, including child abuse, assault and maiming. The 58-year-old Harper pleaded just as... more »
  • 'Darth Vader' robbery

    March 17, 2015 7:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA- A man dressed as the Star Wars character Darth Vader robbed a credit union armed with a pistol. He not only had the Vader helmet but also a chest plate fashioned like the one in the movies. Plus he was dressed in black and had gloves.... more »
  • $4 million gold heist

    March 2, 2015 7:55 PM

    WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA- The FBI and local authorities are investigating the theft of $4 million worth of gold from a vehicle that broke down on I-95 in Wilson, not far from Raleigh, North Carolina. Two armed guards say they were transporting the shipment of gold and silver from Miami... more »
  • Powerball jackpot winner in North Carolina: Single mom of 4

    February 23, 2015 11:55 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - A single mother of four from North Carolina is one of three winners in a huge Powerball jackpot drawn earlier this month. At a news conference Monday, 26-year-old Marie Holmes said the best thing about the lucky ticket in the $564 million jackpot is that she'll be... more »
  • ESPN famed analyst Vitale won't call UNC-Duke rivalry game

    February 17, 2015 11:15 AM

    DURHAM, NC - ESPN's "Dickie V" won't be at Cameron Indoor Stadium for the latest North Carolina-Duke rivalry game. Broadcaster Dick Vitale has called every meeting of the rivals aired by ESPN since joining the network in 1979. But Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas will call Wednesday's meeting between the... more »
  • Mourners attend private service in honor of UNC's Dean Smith

    February 12, 2015 2:45 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, NC - Family, friends, former players and coaches have gathered to honor the life of retired North Carolina coach Dean Smith. Smith's family had a private church service Thursday for the Hall of Famer, who died Saturday at age 83. The service was held at Chapel Hill's Binkley... more »
  • Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

    February 12, 2015 3:46 AM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip. Police are still trying to determine whether religious hatred played any role in Tuesday's shootings, which... more »
  • Legendary coach in North Carolina dies at 83

    February 8, 2015 10:51 AM

    CHAPEL HILL - Former North Carolina basketball coach, Dean Smith, passed away Saturday evening. The Tar Heel's coach, Roy Williams remembered his predecessor for his successful and legendary past calling him "the perfect picture of what a college basketball coach should have been." Williams says Smith "was the... more »
  • Multistate crime spree leaves 2 dead, 3 wounded

    January 2, 2015 12:58 PM

    CHARLESTON, WV - Authorities say a father and son's multistate crime spree left a North Carolina couple dead and their home torched before the suspects were caught after a New Year's Day shootout that wounded two police officers in West Virginia. West Virginia State Police spokesman Lt. Michael Baylous said... more »
  • Professor among 4 fired in UNC academic fraud

    December 31, 2014 12:33 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - The University of North Carolina's top official says the Chapel Hill school is firing a professor who once led the faculty there for her role in the academic fraud scandal that's rocked the state's flagship public university. University Chancellor Carol Folt said in a letter Wednesday that... more »
  • Panthers' Newton suffers back fractures in crash

    December 9, 2014 12:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - The Panthers say quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures in his lower back in a car crash in Charlotte. Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Tuesday during a news conference outside a hospital that Newton had no other internal injuries and that he would stay overnight for observation. Dayton... more »
  • UNC to face more scrutiny from accrediting agency

    November 4, 2014 11:03 AM

    RALEIGH, NC - The University of North Carolina faces more scrutiny by an accrediting agency after details emerged on an academic scandal. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the president of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges said the school is being sent a... more »
  • Sheriff: 2 shot outside NC courthouse on lockdown

    October 28, 2014 12:20 PM

    NASHVILLE, NC - A sheriff says two men have been shot outside a North Carolina courthouse and have non-life-threatening wounds. Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins says they were shot Tuesday morning outside the courthouse in Nashville. He says one ran inside the building and collapsed with wounds to a hand... more »
  • 9 UNC employees fired or disciplined in scandal

    October 22, 2014 12:51 PM

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - University of North Carolina chancellor Carol Folt says the school has fired or begun disciplinary procedures against nine employees after an investigation of an academic fraud scandal dating back nearly two decades. Folt took questions from reporters Wednesday after the release of the report by former... more »
  • Missionary infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska

    September 4, 2014 3:54 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NC - A North Carolina-based charity says the missionary who was infected with Ebola while serving in Liberia is being flown to a Nebraska hospital for treatment. A statement from SIM on Thursday says Dr. Rick Sacra is being flown to The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. He is... more »
  • Fire challenge arrest

    August 12, 2014 7:58 PM

    CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA- A 41-year-old mom is under arrest for helping her teen son set himself on fire as part of a dare on YouTube known as the "fire challenge." It's where people pour flammable liquids on their bodies and set themselves on fire, hoping to extinguish the flames... more »
  • Feds: Woman sent nude pics of son, 4, to boyfriend

    July 11, 2014 3:39 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A North Carolina woman has been charged with sending nude photos of her 4-year-old son to her boyfriend. A document filed with U.S. District Court in Charlotte says the woman is charged with producing child pornography and distributing child pornography. James Burns, a special agent with the... more »
  • Hurricane Arthur weakens to a Category 1 storm

    July 4, 2014 8:13 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur has weakened to Category 1 storm in the Atlantic after bringing flooding and power outages to North Carolina's Outer Banks overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Arthur's maximum sustained winds have decreased to 90 mph with additional weakening expected. Meanwhile, a new... more »
  • Arthur hits NC coast just before July 4 holiday

    July 4, 2014 2:30 AM

    KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. - Hurricane Arthur is moving offshore and away from North Carolina's Outer Banks after slashing into the state's barrier islands overnight. Duke Energy says about 22,000 are without power across the Carolinas early Friday. Arthur strengthened to a Category 2 storm with winds of 100 mph... more »
  • Phase 1 of Panthers' Stadium renovation almost done

    June 25, 2014 5:15 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers are putting the final touches on phase one of a $125 million stadium renovation project. Panthers director of stadium operations Scott Paul led a media tour Wednesday showing off the stadium's two new larger video boards, two new ribbon boards, an improved sound system and... more »
  • Kaymer runs away from field, wins US Open

    June 15, 2014 11:16 PM

    PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - Martin Kaymer of Germany won the U.S. Open on Sunday with four days of dominance at Pinehurst No. 2. Kaymer won his second major championship. He made a 15-foot par putt on the last hole for a 1-under 69, giving him an eight-shot victory over Rickie... more »
  • Clay Aiken primary opponent dies

    May 13, 2014 5:18 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Former "American Idol" singer Clay Aiken praised the North Carolina entrepreneur who died as he trailed him in a too-close-to-call Democratic primary for a Congressional seat, saying Keith Crisco never forgot his humble beginnings. A statement from his family says the 71-year-old Crisco died Monday after an... more »
  • Candidate says abortion groups contemplate infanticide

    March 12, 2014 8:00 PM

    WASHINGTON- The abortion debate is heating up a Senate race in North Carolina. Republican candidate Greg Brannon charges that killing babies that survive abortions could happen in America. Brannon was quoted as saying "Florida's trying to do it right now" last November but the remark was just made... more »
  • Boldly going where no one has gone before

    January 3, 2014 7:49 PM

    INDIAN TRAIL, NORTH CAROLINA- Language from the Star Trek TV shows and movies is now part of the political lore in the small town of Indian Trail after a town councilman resigned. David Waddell used the Klingon language to write his letter of resignation. Waddell says he used... more »
  • NC court preserves ACC lawsuit over Maryland exit

    November 19, 2013 9:03 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C.- A North Carolina appeals court is clearing the way for a lawsuit that could force the University of Maryland to pay a $52 million fee for leaving the Atlantic Coast Conference. A Court of Appeals panel rejected Maryland's bid to dismiss the lawsuit filed in the ACC's headquarters... more »
  • Man killed while walking LA 90

    November 2, 2013 5:59 PM

    HAHNVILLE - Police are investigating a pedestrian being killed by a pickup truck on a St. Charles Parish highway. Louisiana State Police said Wadie Ray Willis, 46, of North Carolina was struck while walking in a lane on Highway 90 Saturday morning. Willis died at the scene. Police... more »
  • Suspicious note on US Airways plane in Charlotte

    October 21, 2013 2:39 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.- A US Airways flight from Buffalo, N.Y., has been stopped on the taxiway in Charlotte after a threatening note was found. Charlotte Douglas International Airport officials said the note was found Monday afternoon and the plane landed and was kept away from the terminal. Authorities called the note... more »
  • National title chase begins

    August 29, 2013 10:46 AM

    UNDATED - The college football season kicks off tonight with a pair of games involving top 25 teams. No. 6 South Carolina opens up at home against North Carolina in a spotlight event that will showcase the Gamecocks defensive monster Jadeveon Clowney. The 6-foot-6, 274 pound defensive end is considered... more »
  • Spurrier: Healthy Clowney will play vs UNC

    August 14, 2013 3:04 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - Get ready, North Carolina. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says a slightly banged-up Gamecocks All-American Jadeveon Clowney will play against the Tar Heels on Aug. 29. Clowney had missed a scrimmage on Saturday and practice Monday with a bruised shoulder. Spurrier had said Monday night if Clowney's... more »
  • LSU ripped off by NC State in promotional video Play Video

    August 6, 2013 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It appears sacred words written by the voice of LSU's football stadium were stolen by another university and at times, used word for word. In 2010, Dan Borne wrote his Ode to Tiger Stadium, which ends with the unforgettable line: "It's Saturday night in Death Valley".... more »
  • LSU falls to North Carolina 4-2, ends CWS run

    June 18, 2013 5:10 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - LSU ended their title run in Omaha, but not the way they wanted to. The Tigers fell to North Carolina 4-2 in today's elimination game. The LSU Tiger baseball team just couldn't find enough offense to match their relatively solid pitching performances at the College World... more »
  • LSU faces UNC at 2 p.m. in elimination game

    June 18, 2013 10:30 AM

    OMAHA - LSU faces number-one tournament seed North Carolina this afternoon as both teams seek to keep their title hopes alive in the College World Series. The Tigers will be the home team in the 2 p.m. matchup against the Tar Heels. LSU fell to UCLA 2-1 this weekend,... more »
  • Tigers prep for elimination game against Tar Heels

    June 17, 2013 10:33 AM

    OMAHA, Neb. - LSU's appearance in the College World Series is in jeopardy as they prepare to take on North Carolina in an elimination game Tuesday. The Tigers dropped the tournament opener against UCLA 2-1 Sunday night, while the Tar Heels fell 8-1 to North Carolina State. "It... more »
  • Marines: Texas suspect sought in NC killing

    May 27, 2013 9:18 PM

    EDEN, Texas - Officials say a Marine suspected in a string of West Texas shootings that left one person dead and five wounded was sought for questioning in a North Carolina homicide. Master Sgt. Jonathan Cress at Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base, N.C., said Monday that the Marine was wanted... more »
  • NC A&T lockdown lifted after report of armed man

    April 12, 2013 10:18 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina A&T State University has lifted a lockdown imposed after reports of a man with a rifle on campus. The university updated its website Friday afternoon to advise students and staff that the lockdown was no longer in effect. Prior to the lockdown being lifted, A&T... more »
  • Car towed with body inside

    April 2, 2013 7:48 PM

    RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA- A North Carolina State Trooper is on administrative leave after he ordered a towing company to haul off a car after a wreck and didn't realize the body of the driver was inside. Carolyn Watkins was reported missing by her son after she failed to show up... more »
  • Nevada training explosion kills 7 NC unit Marines

    March 19, 2013 8:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Marine Corps says seven Marines based in North Carolina were killed and several injured in a training accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada. According to a statement from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp LeJeune, N.C., the cause of the accident that happened shortly... more »
  • North Carolina officials probe agent

    March 12, 2013 10:05 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Investigators in North Carolina say a Georgia-based sports agent violated sports agent laws by sending cash payments and other benefits to former Tar Heels football players. According to search warrants, investigators with the Secretary of State's office say Terry Watson of the Watson Sports Agency sent $2,000... more »
  • Soul searching in focus as GOP gathers in NC

    January 23, 2013 4:01 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Republican soul searching begins in earnest this week as GOP officials from across the nation come together for the first time since their party's November shellacking. There is broad agreement that the Republican Party needs to undergo fundamental changes to remain competitive. But there is no clear... more »
  • Duke removes blackface photo of lacrosse player

    November 13, 2012 10:33 AM

    DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke athletic department has removed a photo from its website showing a women's lacrosse player dressed in blackface at a team Halloween party. The team held the party and costume contest at head coach Kerstin Kimel's house. The junior class dressed as characters from "The Little... more »
  • Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

    November 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
  • Coast Guard finds 1 missing crew member of ship

    October 29, 2012 5:23 PM

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. - The Coast Guard says it has found one of the missing crew members of a tall ship that went down off the North Carolina coast, but she is unresponsive. Lt. Mike Patterson said crews are taking 42-year-old Claudene Christian to the hospital. The Coast Guard is... more »
  • Mitt Romney meets with Rev. Billy Graham

    October 11, 2012 5:25 PM

    MONTREAT, N.C. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met Thursday with Rev. Billy Graham, and the aging evangelist pledged to do "all I can" to help the GOP nominee win the presidency. Romney went to see Graham and his son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, at the elderly evangelist's mountaintop home... more »
  • UNC Chancellor resigns

    September 17, 2012 7:39 PM

    The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will step down next year in the wake of scandals that erupted since he took office four years ago. Holden Thorp says he's resigning effective next June for the future of the university. UNC-Chapel Hill has faced investigations into... more »
  • North Carolina church volunteers offer help in Livingston check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 17, 2012 4:53 PM

    SPRINGFIELD- Volunteers from North Carolina say helping people in Livingston recover from Hurricane Isaac is part of their mission. Greg Riggs with the North Carolina Baptist Men organization tells News 2 the goal is to give people hope through Jesus Christ in time of despair. The group has been... more »
  • Democratic convention resumes in Charlotte

    September 6, 2012 4:07 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Democratic National Convention has resumed in Charlotte, with the last night of speeches under way. The convention is expected to conclude with President Barack Obama accepting the Democratic nomination for president. North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan, elected in 2008, is kicking off the program. She is... more »
  • Democrats open 2012 convention

    September 4, 2012 4:12 PM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Democrats have called their national convention to order and delegates will soon move to adopt a party platform that calls for higher taxes on wealthier Americans while backing same-sex marriage and abortion rights. An estimated 35,000 attendees will be at the convention in Charlotte, N.C. First lady... more »
  • Downey hurt on 'Iron Man 3' set; filming on hold

    August 16, 2012 12:58 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Production on "Iron Man 3" is on hold after star Robert Downey Jr. hurt his foot during filming. Marvel Studios said Thursday that Downey was injured while performing a stunt and "there will be a short delay in production while he recuperates." The 47-year-old actor is shooting... more »
  • Spokesman: Billy Graham doing well at NC hospital

    August 13, 2012 9:13 AM

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. - Nurses report that evangelist Billy Graham had a restful night at the North Carolina hospital where he's being treated for bronchitis. Graham spokesman A. Larry Ross reported Graham was having breakfast Monday morning and is doing well. The 93-year-old Graham was admitted to Mission Hospital... more »
  • Man charged for refusing to leave NC jail

    July 26, 2012 12:32 PM

    WENTWORTH, N.C. - A man who'd just been released from jail in northern North Carolina was arrested again for refusing to leave the jail after authorities wouldn't give him a ride to a motel. The News & Record of Greensboro reports that 37-year-old Rodney Dwayne Valentine was charged with trespassing.... more »
  • 4 arrested after calling NC deputy for drugs

    June 29, 2012 12:35 PM

    SALISBURY, N.C. - Four people have been arrested in North Carolina after they mistakenly called the wrong person about drug purchases. The man they got was a Rowan County sheriff's deputy. The Salisbury Post reported that Deputy Jagger Naves was awakened by four calls to his cell phone around 4... more »
  • Vandy loses, will face NC State in Regional Championship

    June 4, 2012 8:00 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Matt Bergquist had the go-ahead RBI single in the eighth inning that helped North Carolina State beat Vanderbilt 6-5 on Sunday night in the Raleigh Regional. Trea Turner drove in two runs for the top-seeded Wolfpack (42-18), who avenged Saturday night's loss to the second-seeded Commodores... more »
  • Mistrial declared in John Edwards corruption case

    May 31, 2012 3:33 PM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - A mistrial has been declared in the campaign fraud trial against ex-presidential candidate John Edwards. Jurors on Thursday acquitted John Edwards of one of six counts involving him taking money from wealthy heiress Rachel "Bunny" Mellon. They told the judge they are deadlocked on the other five... more »
  • NC Governor: "We look like Mississippi"

    May 11, 2012 1:11 PM

    GREENVILLE - North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says passage of a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman makes the state "look like Mississippi." Perdue was in Greenville on Friday to tout her proposed state budget for 2012-2013. Perdue said people around the country are... more »
  • Gay marriage amendment vote today

    May 8, 2012 10:30 AM

    RALEIGH - The national debate over gay marriage is turning its attention South. North Carolina could be the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Voters are casting their ballots today. In the final days before the vote, members of... more »
  • Judge rules against Hunter on NC sex tape evidence

    April 27, 2012 9:26 AM

    GREENSBORO, N.C. - The federal judge overseeing the John Edwards criminal case is rejecting what she calls an "extremely broad" effort by his mistress to keep evidence out of the public eye. Judge Catherine Eagles denied a bid by Rielle Hunter's attorneys to restrict what the public will be allowed... more »
  • Which Carolina?

    March 22, 2012 8:04 PM

    The state boundary between North and South Carolina got a modern day redraw using GPS and the old border was off by several hundred feet in some areas. It means 93 property owners in South Carolina are now in North Carolina. The original border was drawn in the 1700's but... more »
  • Man bursts into flames after drinking gasoline

    February 28, 2012 5:36 PM

    HAVELOCK, N.C. - A North Carolina man is dead after he accidentally drank a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette. Havelock police said 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning died this morning after he accidentally set himself on fire Monday. He was at a friend's apartment where he... more »
  • Woman charged in beheading plot to appear in court

    February 3, 2012 4:45 AM

    WILMINGTON, N.C. - A Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a North Carolina terrorism case is due in federal court. Nevine Aly Elshiekh is scheduled to appear today. She was arrested last month after FBI agents tracked her to a meeting in... more »
  • Jordans Vanish into Thin Air

    January 13, 2012 7:23 PM

    A man in Charlotte, North Carolina says someone broke into his house and stole 30 pairs of Nike Air Jordan sneakers he's been collecting since he was in middle school. Bryant Toala is 22-years-old and told police they were still in the boxes and claims they could be worth $10,000.... more »
  • Brothers in alleged NC terror ring face sentencing

    December 20, 2011 5:36 AM

    NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to support terrorists will learn their sentences Tuesday in North Carolina for their roles in a home-grown terror cell federal prosecutors say plotted attacks under their father's leadership. Twenty-five-year-old Dylan Boyd and 22-year-old Zakariya Boyd could be... more »
  • NC woman charged with buttocks injections gone bad

    December 8, 2011 12:57 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - An exotic dancer looking to enhance her backside is out of work and a North Carolina woman is accused of injecting the dancer with a disfiguring potion. The Guilford County sheriff's department said Thursday that 42-year-old Lauretta Cheek of Greensboro was arrested and charged with one count... more »
  • Blackbeard's cannon salvaged from shipwreck off NC

    October 26, 2011 12:31 PM

    BEAUFORT, N.C. - Researchers have raised a 2,000-pound cannon from the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, which has been on the ocean floor off the North Carolina coast for nearly 300 years. The Queen Anne's Revenge Project brought the massive gun ashore Wednesday. Onlookers cheered as the... more »
  • Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business

    September 14, 2011 1:32 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. After touring a machine company in North Carolina, Obama pitched initiatives in the $447 billion plan that... more »
  • Waves, swells from Irene begin hitting NC coast

    August 26, 2011 2:34 AM

    NAGS HEAD, N.C.- The National Weather Service says heightened waves and swells have starting hitting North Carolina's coast as Hurricane Irene approaches. Meteorologist Hal Austin says North Carolina's Outer Banks have started seeing six to nine-foot waves early Friday. For hundreds of miles, as many as 65 million people along... more »
  • Evacuations begin in NC ahead of Hurricane Irene

    August 24, 2011 4:44 AM

    HATTERAS, N.C.- Tourists on a small North Carolina island have begun evacuating as Hurricane Irene heads for the East Coast and it's the first test of whether people will heed orders to get out of the way of what could be a monstrous storm. It won't be an easy task... more »
  • NC orders evacuation of Okracoke Island

    August 23, 2011 12:33 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. - Authorities on North Carolina's Ocracoke Island have issued a mandatory evacuation order for visitors to leave starting at 5 a.m. Wednesday as Hurricane Irene approaches. Officials said Tuesday that a mandatory evacuation order for all non-emergency personnel will go into effect Thursday morning for the barrier... more »
  • Girl Critical after Shark Bite

    July 20, 2011 7:44 PM

    A shark attack on the North Carolina coast left a five year old in critical condition after she was bitten on the lower portion of a leg and foot. It happened Tuesday on Ocracoke Island as she swam in shallow water on her boogie board. She was with her parents.... more »

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