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Courts, revenues could alter NC legislature's school agenda

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The public school agenda at the upcoming General Assembly session will almost certainly involve raising minimum salaries for teachers and considering what merit pay should look like in North Carolina. Otherwise, the K-12 education agenda before the Legislature is largely up in the air heading into Wednesday, when lawmakers reconvene for this year's work period. Full story...
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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

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A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg. The Army issued a five-sentence statement Monday saying Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape and forcible sodomy, and four charges of assault and disobeying an order. Full story...
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Former NC lawmaker enters guilty plea to federal charge

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A former North Carolina lawmaker originally convicted on federal charges involving theft and diverting funds and facing a retrial next month has pleaded guilty to a single count. U.S. Attorney Thomas Walker announced Monday that former state Rep. Stephen LaRoque pleaded guilty to the theft of $150,000 from a federally funded rural development program he founded. Full story...
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NC Sen. Burr announces staff, events for 2016 campaign

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Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr is getting his 2016 re-election bid in North Carolina underway with campaign fundraising events and by hiring a campaign staff. Burr announced Monday he would hold campaign events in several North Carolina cities over the next few months. He also plans events in Washington, the first of which will occur Wednesday. Full story...
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Shallotte neighborhood faces backyards, streets flooding

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video Some Shallotte homeowners are facing serious flooding issues. After several rainy days last week and even from storms months before that, water still fills the streets, and several backyards in Rourk Woods. Tom and Judy Milostan say they moved to Shallotte to avoid ocean front properties. Full story...
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White threatens response to State of the County if Barfield doesn't address issues

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videoThe State of the Union gets an opposition response each year, but the State of the County? It could happen next week in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Rep. Rouzer opens district offices, talks fiscal plans

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videoAs Rep. David Rouzer opened his district office in Bolivia Monday, he greeted some town leaders and constituents. Full story...
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SBI: Investigation continues in Bladen Co. 1976 murders

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videoThe State Bureau of Investigation continues an investigation of the reopened 1976 Josephine and Aileen Davis murders in Bladen County. The investigation continues after the man originally convicted of the killings was exonerated Friday. Full story...
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