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Archive - 2009

Two killed in NC as Amtrak train hits car

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An Amtrak train heading from Charlotte to New York struck a car at a North Carolina railroad crossing, killing two people. Full story...
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Perdue: NC well-positioned for economic recovery

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says North Carolina is well-positioned for the nation's economic recovery. Perdue said Tuesday the state is facing another budget shortfall of $400 million because of weak tax collections. Full story...
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NC court backs video poker ban off Cherokee land

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North Carolina's appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that could have again allowed video poker machines to operate statewide. Full story...
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Emergency Services Director for Brunswick County, Randy Thompson retires

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videoBrunswick County’s emergency services director was awarded the states highest honor. Friends, family and co-workers were there as Randy Thompson received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, during a dinner held in his honor. Full story...
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USDOT approves airline passenger bill of rights, but will it help?

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There's a small victory for passengers who are forced to wait out delays on the plane. Airlines will be required to let passengers deplane if they are delayed for more than three hours. Full story...
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NC woman escapes arrest in Ga., steals patrol car

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Georgia authorities say a North Carolina woman wriggled out of her handcuffs and led police on a four-mile car chase after fleeing arrest in one of their patrol cars. Full story...
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Donation doubles endowment of NC cancer hospital

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A global drug manufacturer has doubled the endowment of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital by making a $2 million donation. Full story...
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NC foreclosure prevention program helps thousands

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Officials say a state program has helped more than 2,500 North Carolinians avoid home foreclosure through counseling. Full story...
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NC police searching for suspect in hit-and-run

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Police in North Carolina are searching for a suspect in a hit-and-run accident that injured a police officer. Full story...
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Untreated wastewater drains into NC stream

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An equipment malfunction at a sewage treatment plant near North Carolina's largest city has emptied nearly 50,000 gallons of wastewater into a creek. Full story...
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