It was an intense start to the murder trial of Nashid Porter. This morning at the Pender County Judicial Annex pretrial motions and proceedings were held. Porter will represent himself in the courtroom for the 2012 murder of Brian Grant in Wilmington.
A new government report says that while intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not helping airports keep up with the threat.
The North Carolina legislature has given final approval to a bill reviving a state commission tasked two years ago with managing the cleanup of more than 30 coal ash pits. Gov. Pat McCrory already has threatened to veto the bill because of a court ruling this year.