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N.C.

100,000 NC high school juniors to take ACT

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About 100,000 high school juniors in North Carolina's public and charter schools are sitting down to take the ACT college entrance exam. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Court of Appeals rules NC can't ban internet sweepstakes games

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A divided state appeals court has struck down North Carolina's ban on video sweepstakes machines, saying it is overbroad and infringes on free speech. Full story...
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Special Forces soldier dies trying to save kids

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A Special Forces soldier who recently returned from Afghanistan and his two young daughters are dead after he tried to rescue them from their burning home near a North Carolina military post. Full story...
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Arrest sought for Adam Baker, who's out of US

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Authorities in Caldwell County have issued an order for the arrest of Adam Baker to face pending charges, although he returned to Australia more than a month ago. Full story...
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Young found guilty of killing pregnant wife

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A Wake County jury has found a Raleigh man guilty of beating his pregnant wife to death in 2006 and then establishing an elaborate alibi to cover his tracks. Full story...
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North Carolina Inmate charged in prisoner death

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A North Carolina inmate has been charged with killing another prisoner. An autopsy report released Monday says 51-year-old Jimmy Griffin suffered trauma to his head during an assault, resulting in fatal bleeding and swelling in his brain. Full story...
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Cherokee County assesses tornado damage

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Cherokee County officials continue to assess the damage from a tornado that destroyed businesses and homes but injured no one. Full story...
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Former Perdue staffer pleads not guilty to charges

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A former aide to Gov. Bev Perdue has pleaded not guilty to charges over secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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'Miracle babies' to return home as tornado cleanup begins

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A North Carolina family says three children were ripped from their beds by a tornado, throwing one about 100 feet away along a fence lining a highway. All have been released from hospitals and are back with relatives. Full story...
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Judge takes no action on new NC billboard rules

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A judge says it's too early to step into a dispute over new rules allowing billboard companies to cut down more trees around their North Carolina signs. Full story...
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Man shoved in front of car during fight

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Authorities say a man was killed outside a Charlotte bar after he was shoved into the path of a car during a fight. Full story...
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Man accused of drowning puppies

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Police have arrested a Jacksonville man after they say he drowned two puppies, then threw them away in a trash bin near his home. Full story...
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Severe storm injures at least 5 in NC

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At least five people are injured, and officials are surveying damage as the National Weather Service confirmed that tornadoes struck Mecklenburg and Cherokee counties. Full story...
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National groups begin NC "values" bus tour

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National conservative groups sponsoring a bus tour across North Carolina to highlight fiscal matters also will give a platform for supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment on the May ballot that would limit marriage to one man and one woman. Full story...
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Etheridge at home to begin NC governor campaign

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One of the leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor is staying home to begin his campaign in earnest. Full story...
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