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LEE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A North Carolina man is facing numerous charges after investigators say he was selling drugs and alcohol. Jimmy Jackson, Sr., 61, of Cameron, was arrested Friday by Lee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics agents. He's charged with three counts of possession with the intent to ...
Many environmentally conscious Democrats oppose the $6 billion project that would run from the fracking fields of West Virginia through Virginia and down North Carolina's I-95 corridor to the state's southern border. They consider it a monument to fossil fuel dependency that will contribute to climate ...

LEXINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina County government's computers have been infected by ransomware, slowing business to a crawl. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County manager Zeb Hanner said officials learned about the software virus early Friday. Hanner said 911 is still ...
"The North Carolina Department of Public Safety prohibits the use of shackling during delivery and yet in recent weeks at least two people from the North Carolina Correctional Institute for women were restrained throughout their laboring process at a local medical center," the coalition of organizations ...
ASHEVILLE -- Andrew Grady Davis will call the Avery-Mitchell Correctional institution home until at least 2041. Were it not for a rape kit, his crime would've gone unpunished. Early one morning in 2001, he broke into a UNC Asheville student's apartment, shoved her down and raped her at knifepoint.
CHARLOTTE -- As the largest city in a pivotal swing state, Charlotte and North Carolina became targets of Russian operatives accused Friday of attempting to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's 37-page indictment charges more than a dozen Russian nationals and ...
We begin in the newly insane state of North Carolina, where Art Pope's elected hoplites are trying to do as much damage as they can before the dung-rake sweeps them out of office. Their latest shenanigans include an attempt to re-segregate the state's schools, if you will pardon this expression, by any ...
RALEIGH, N.C. - The North Carolina Museum of History is pleased to announce that Benjamin Filene, PhD, has been named chief curator, effective on February 1, 2018. Filene joins the museum after 12 years at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), where he served as professor and ...
Now, North Carolina's Republican state lawmakers want to consider other ways. Next week, a legislative study committee will hold its first meeting to discuss whether to allow consolidated school systems to break apart again. The committee was authorized by a 2017 bill that passed with considerable Democratic dissent.
The North Carolina education Lottery has been examining "digital instants" already being offered by lotteries in three other states. They are essentially electronic scratch-off tickets in which players can win cash prizes from their computers or smartphones. Players pay for tickets from debit cards or checking ...
COLUMBIA, N.C. (AP) -- Another inmate at a North Carolina prison has been charged with drug offenses. The Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office told WITN-TV in Greenville that 35-year-old Cory Murchison is charged with conspiracy to sell and deliver schedule III controlled substance and possession with intent ...
North Carolina Retirement Systems, Raleigh, returned 13.5% in calendar year 2017, state Treasurer Dale R. Folwell said Tuesday. The benchmark for the $98.3 billion pension fund was 12.8%. The highest return was 24.4% from public equity, which makes up nearly 40% of assets. The multistrategy ...
A North Carolina sheriff's deputy has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery and fired from his job. The Dispatch of Lexington reports Davidson County Sheriff David Grice said Jeff Athey had been arrested on Tuesday for a bank robbery in Rowan County, and was fired once the information was ...
SEAGROVE -- The North Carolina Pottery Center is pleased to welcome a new artist-in-residence, Jared Ziegenbein. Ziegenbein graduated in 2016 from Valdosta State University, with a BFA in Art with an emphasis in ceramics. Previous ceramic experience includes production manager at Little River ...
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court partly granted on Tuesday a request from North Carolina Republicans to block a voting map drawn by a federal court there. That court had interceded after finding that a map drawn by state lawmakers for the General Assembly had relied too heavily on race and had ...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- People can give written comments to a special committee assigned to make recommendations on a proposal to move three Confederate monuments on North Carolina's old Capitol grounds to a civil war battlefield. The Department of Natural and cultural Resources this week ...
DURHAM, N.C. -- Authorities say several students at a North Carolina university were robbed at gunpoint in their dorm room. North Carolina Central University police issued a statement that the robbery happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday in a dormitory at the Durham campus. police say two suspects ...
On January 8, 2018, the state of North Carolina released its Security Breach Report 2017, which highlights a 15 percent increase in breaches since 2016. At the same time, North Carolina introduced new legislation aimed at reducing the number of data security incidents affecting North Carolina residents.
Neighbors of Duke Energy Corp.'s unlined coal ash pits in North Carolina went to court after the company said their $5,000 "goodwill" payments required them to give up future health claims linked to contaminated well water, but now they're ending the lawsuit. Lawyers representing hundreds of neighbors ...
Light snow has closed schools in some counties in western North Carolina and has delayed the start of classes in the central part of the state. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for nine counties in western North Carolina for Tuesday until 10 a.m.. About 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) ...
Authorities say several students at a North Carolina university were robbed at gunpoint in their dorm room. Jan. 30, 2018, at 11:51 a.m. ... North Carolina Central University police issued a statement that the robbery happened around 6:30 p.m. Monday in a dormitory at the Durham campus. police say two suspects showed ...
The U.S. Army public health Center has issued a warning to users of e-cigarettes and other vaping products after approximately 60 troops in North Carolina experienced serious medical issues. A public health alert was issued by the center on Monday. According to officials, soldiers from Fort Bragg and ...
An island along North Carolina's Outer banks has no gas station, meaning residents must take a ferry to a mainland to fill their tanks. Jan. 30, 2018, at 12:00 ... OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) -- It's a good thing Ocracoke Island in North Carolina is small enough to walk or bike around. The island along the Outer ...
North Carolina doesn't get the worst marks in the nation--that dubious honor goes to Louisiana--but it doesn't do well. According to Politico's ranking, which culls from a range of data points, including poverty and unemployment rates, annual per capita income, the percentage of high school graduates, and ...
A North Carolina man who was the subject of a Marshall Project story about a glitch in the state's DWI law that traps people with long sentences in ill-equipped local jails has been moved to a state penitentiary. Brandon Hewett has been serving his nine-year sentence for drunk driving in the Brunswick ...
The 18-year-old woman told police she had been posting ads on backpage.com for weeks to support herself and she also was from North Carolina, the document said. She told investigators she met a man who went by the name "Exotic" in North Carolina and told him she wanted to work as an exotic ...
Nowhere has the assault on voting been as thoroughgoing, or as creative, as it has been in the newly insane state of North Carolina. The Republicans in that state's legislature have been remarkably flexible in adapting to changing circumstances that might screw up their plans to disenfranchise ...
Scott and Seth Avett in the HBO documentary May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers. HBO hide caption. toggle caption. HBO. Scott and Seth Avett in the HBO documentary May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers. HBO. music documentaries often either begin or end -- or both -- with a performer's ...
"For most average working men in the 18th century, Piedmont North Carolina, they're going to go to a tailor to have these breeches made for them, and we've kind of condensed this down to three days, whereas a tailor in the period would spend seven years learning how to measure, cut and fit breeches, ...
North Carolina woman wins tickets to every Super Bowl for next 30 years. By: WSOCTV.com. Updated: Jan 27, 2018 - 2:01 PM. Loading. ... Gastonia, N.C. - A North Carolina woman has won a prize that would be any football fan's dream. As winner of Bud Light's Super Bowl Tickets for Life sweepstakes, Amy Stronger of ...
NAGS HEAD, Nc. -- An adorable seal was caught sunbathing by Kitty Hawk-based photographer Cory Godwin in Nags Head, North Carolina on January 22nd. According to the National Marine Life Center, seals periodically come out of the water to rest on the beach. This is normal and, in fact, necessary ...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- police in North Carolina have seized dogs from their owners for the third time in three months. The Asheville citizen-Times reports the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office says in warrants that its deputies seized three of the dogs from a home in Leicester on Thursday. Warrants said they ...
Investigators believe that a body found in a pond in Laurinburg, North Carolina, is that of missing 4-year-old Raul Gonzalez Johnson. ... Jason Kaplan, a supervisory special agent with the FBI, said: "We've deployed assets from all over North Carolina and from the FBI headquarters to include our child ...
"We're really emphasizing what I call the 'African retention,' " said Michelle Lanier, executive director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission. "The cultural traditions and history that kind of illuminate the connection of the people from the continent of Africa and the people who are of ...
Lance King DURHAM, NC - JANUARY 27: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after being hit near his jaw after fouling Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers late in their game at Cameron Indoor Stadium on January 27, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina. Virginia won 65-63. (Photo by Lance ...
North Carolina court says GOP-backed law grabbed power from Democratic governor. By Associated Press ... North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper ... North Carolina's highest court stepped in Friday to limit the Republican-dominated Legislature's efforts to minimize Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's ...
Roy Cooper's office separately announced pipeline partners Dominion Power and Duke Energy will spend $58 million on environmental initiatives such as expanding renewable energy. Funds can also be used for offshoots that allow North Carolina communities along the pipeline's path to offer natural gas ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WLOS) -- A US military official says a Russian spy ship, the Viktor Leonov, was spotted just 100 miles south of the North Carolina coast in international waters. The ship was spotted just days after it was seen leaving the capital of Trinidad and Tobago, Port of Spain. A US defense ...
According to the American Lung Association, North Carolina could save more people from tobacco-related deaths if they would have implemented ... In the 16th annual report, they found that Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly are failing to enact what the association said are ...
A few hundred charter school students and a couple dozen parents gathered in the North Carolina Museum of History for the event organized by the Association for Public Charter schools. The marching band from Bear Grass Charter School kicked off the event with a performance in the aisles of the ...
"Across North Carolina, textile factories and tobacco farms have disappeared, giving way to fields of solar panels. But for those venturing into solar farming like [Tommy] Vinson, the future of this vibrant industry is now cloudy. On Monday, the Trump Administration announced that it would impose steep tariffs ...
Myrtle Beach police Lt. Joey Crosby told local media outlets investigators had identified a person of interest and police in North Carolina detained the man. He was taken to the Myrtle Beach jail Wednesday morning. His name and hometown have not been released because investigators are preparing ...
GREENSBORO -- If you're an IT professional willing to move to the Triangle or Charlotte you could have your pick of thousands of jobs that were open during December, 2017. It was a big year for growth in information technology jobs statewide, a new report shows. Greensboro businesses offered more ...
North Carolina's prison system on Tuesday dropped its ban on a book about mass incarceration and will review other prohibited books after an objection from the state's American Civil Liberties Union affiliate. The decision makes North Carolina the second state this month to announce that it will allow its ...
North Carolina's job market ended 2017 on a slightly negative note, with the December unemployment rate increasing to a seven-month high of 4.5 ... As has been typical for several years, the two methodologies used to measure North Carolina's job market -- household survey and employer survey ...
She enrolled in North Carolina's Wake Tech Community College, where she studied for two years before transferring to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Though she was far from Peru, it was her experiences there, witnessing domestic abuse, that shaped the classes she chose to take and the ...
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found North Carolina officials failed to confirm corrective action in about 5% of nursing home deficiency cases. The office published a report on the state's failure to follow up Tuesday as part of an ongoing series by the OIG to ...
These efforts accelerated after liberal judges gained a 4-3 majority on the North Carolina Supreme Court in 2016. The legislature promptly changed the judicial election system by requiring candidates to represent a political party, the first time a state has moved from nonpartisan to partisan judicial elections ...


 

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