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N.C.

Duke Energy agrees to 7.2% rate increase

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Duke Energy has agreed to a 7.2 percent rate increase for its customers in North Carolina, cutting its initial proposal in half. Full story...
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NC's online public school facing $3M shortfall

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Surging enrollment in North Carolina's online class program for public high school students is creating a funding shortfall that means teens in 15 school districts have been blocked from signing up for spring classes. Full story...
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Toll of NC murder-suicide rises to 4 as son dies

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A North Carolina woman's weekend rampage through her family has claimed the life of her second son. Full story...
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Teen charged with student's dragging death

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A 16-year-old Elizabeth City student has been charged with murder after authorities say he dragged another teen to death. Full story...
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Unemployment ticks down in NC

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly from September and October, but it continues to be well above the national level. North Carolina's rate is 10.4 percent compared to 9.0 percent nationally. Full story...
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Winston-Salem latest taking stand on guns in parks

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North Carolina communities are considering whether they want to allow or ban concealed handguns in local parks before a new state law takes effect. Full story...
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Mom gets prison time for teen's drinking death

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A North Carolina woman will spend more than a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a teen died from alcohol poisoning he suffered during a party at her home. Full story...
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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

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A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery. Full story...
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NC prepares to announce October unemployment rate

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State officials hope October is the month where North Carolina's unemployment rate reverses a trend. Full story...
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New funds could help workers of defunct NC airline

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A bankruptcy judge is hearing details of a settlement with the estate of former Hooters founder Bob Brooks that could boost the chances that workers at the defunct airline he once owned will collect back pay. Full story...
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Two North Carolina men charged with animal cruelty

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Two North Carolina men have been arrested on charges of animal cruelty after several dead and malnourished dogs were found at a home last month. Full story...
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Electric company adding 41 jobs in Marion

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A company that makes roller bearings says it will expand its plant in Marion, adding 41 jobs. Full story...
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Cops: Woman kills 2, wounds 4, then kills self

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An eight-year-old girl is the second murder victim of a woman who killed her son, left three other children fighting for life and shot her ex-boyfriend in a bitter love triangle. Full story...
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Landowners in path of Wake Expressway sue NCDOT

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Property owners whose land and homes lie in the path of the long-planned Southern Wake Expressway have filed a class-action lawsuit against the state, alleging their property rights are being violated. Full story...
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NCDOT to suspend most road work for holiday travel

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The NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money this Thanksgiving by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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