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Archive - May 2011

National NAACP decries arrest of NC state president and six other activists

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“The courage of Reverend Dr. Barber and the other leaders who were arrested shows the unyielding resolve that we must all exhibit to protect America’s promise for hard working North Carolina families.” - NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Full story...
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NC bill would track illegal immigrants in schools

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A North Carolina lawmaker says schools should be required to keep track of the illegal immigrants in their student populations. Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County has introduced a bill to require school principals to record the citizenship and immigration status of new students at North Carolina schools. Full story...
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Deployed military view NC graduations live on web

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Proud military parents and other relatives deployed around the world will get a chance to see graduates walking in their caps and gowns through live Internet connections provided by North Carolina school systems. Full story...
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Refuge fire continues burning near Stumpy Point

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A wildfire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge has burned more than 27,000 acres in Dare County. Full story...
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Suspect in Gastonia shocked after sausage theft attempt

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Gastonia police used a Taser to subdue a man accused of resisting arrest and trying to steal sausage and other items from stores. Full story...
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All hands on deck for Memorial Day ceremony on Battleship North Carolina

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video The deck of the USS North Carolina was packed Memorial Day with people paying their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Full story...
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Sharks season starts Tuesday night

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video Another sure sign of the season is approaching. The boys of summer are back. The Wilmington Sharks summer league baseball team will play their first game of the season at home on Tuesday night at Buck Hardee Field. Click play video to meet the players. Full story...
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Man drowns in Wayne county pond

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Authorities say a man has drowned in a private pond at in Wayne County. Officials are releasing few details about Saturday's death at Busco Beach near Goldsboro, but Busco Beach owner Jack Bennett said the victim was a camper at his private park. Full story...
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