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Archive - Mar 6, 2014

Split NC education board OKs new testing levels

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A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses. Full story...
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Three more people die of the flu in North Carolina

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Three people died of the flu in North Carolina last week, down from the previous week and a sign that the illness is in decline. In all, the state Department of Health and Human Services says 85 people have died from the flu since the season began in November. Full story...
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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt dies of stomach cancer

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State Sen. Martin Nesbitt, who this week stepped down as minority leader because of illness, has died. He was 67. Senate Democratic Caucus Director Ford Porter said Nesbitt died Thursday after being diagnosed last week with stomach cancer. Full story...
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UNCW student charged in double fatal hit-and-run on I-40 during winter storm gets lower bond

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A college student accused of killing two Good Samaritans on Interstate 40 during a winter storm last month, was in court Thursday morning as a Wake County judge decided to lower his bond. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Coastal Consumer Showcase

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videoGeorge explores the 4th annual Coastal Consumer Showcase. Full story...
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Derby girls explain passion for skating

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videoGood Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs gets a skating lesson from the Cape Fear Roller Girls and learns just how caring they really are. Full story...
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SC man charged with trafficking ecstasy in Brunswick County

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A South Carolina man has been charged after Brunswick County deputies caught him with a large amount of the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy. Full story...
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Beekeepers swarm to Wilmington for annual convention

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videoThe Wilmington Convention Center is a hive of activity this weekend as it hosts the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association's annual spring meeting. Full story...
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Owner 'can't fault police' after dog shot and killed

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videoWilmington Police shot and killed a dog after it attacked two people including its owner last night. Stephen Bowen says police and EMS were outside waiting for him and his hospice nurse to take him to the hospital for treatment before the attack. Full story...
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Judge: Duke must clean up contaminated groundwater

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videoA North Carolina judge says Duke Energy must take immediate action to eliminate the source of groundwater pollution at its coal ash dumps. Full story...
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General admits guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

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An Army general accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to three lesser charges, but maintains his innocence on five remaining counts. Full story...
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Meet the Cape Fear Roller Girls

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videoThey're thick as thieves and tough as nails, but they're also some of the kindest women you'll ever meet. Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs rolls along with the Cape Fear Roller Girls. Full story...
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Disney Channel star among Azalea Festival celebs

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With a month to go before the big event, we're starting to learn some more details about this year's North Carolina Azalea Festival. Calum Worthy, who plays Dez on Disney Channel's "Austin & Ally" will be this year's Disney celebrity, Coble said. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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James 'Bonecrusher' Smith gets ready for book signing event

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videoThe former World Heavyweight Champ reveals details on his return to the ring for a television show and discusses this weekend's coming book signing event in Wilmington. Full story...
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