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N.C.

NC voters exercise choice for major agency heads

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North Carolina's tradition of public empowerment means voters again are electing not only a governor and lieutenant governor but eight department heads responsible for important tasks that some other states allow the governor to choose. Full story...
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Democrats begin bus tour in western NC

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North Carolina politicians are joining national Democrats aboard a familiar political campaign vehicle - the charter bus. Full story...
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NC man mowing grass killed; SC man charged

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A North Carolina man cutting the grass at a church has been struck and killed and a South Carolina man has been charged. Full story...
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Man burned to death in Pittsboro

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Chatham County officials are investigating the death of a man who caught fire in a parking lot near a fishing pier. Full story...
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Progress Energy requests rate hike; residents sound off

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video Progress Energy says it has asked the North Carolina Utilities Commission for a rate increase the company says would push residential bills up an average of 14.2 percent. Full story...
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Chinese-owned NC plant promises 450 jobs in 4 yrs

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A North Carolina-based subsidiary of a Chinese company says it will fill about 450 jobs within four years at a new manufacturing and distribution operation. Full story...
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E. Coli cases tied to NC county fair jumps to 38

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The number of people stricken by an outbreak of E. coli bacteria has jumped to 38 visitors to a county fair in North Carolina. One child is dead. Full story...
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2 charged with NC teen's rape, attempted slaying

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Two North Carolina men are facing rape and attempted murder charges after a 17-year-old girl was pulled from a river with gunshot wounds to her face, abdomen and hand. Full story...
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Memorial service for UNC's Friday set

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A memorial service has been set for Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill for former University of North Carolina President William Friday. Full story...
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Biologist: Parts of WNC a de facto bear sanctuary

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A biologist with the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission says much of Buncombe County is a de facto bear sanctuary as the human population continues to grow. Full story...
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