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N.C.

Bill puts limit on House Speaker and Senate Leader terms

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The House speaker and Senate leader in the North Carolina General Assembly would be limited to serving at most eight consecutive years in their top posts in legislation approved by the state Senate. Full story...
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NC program aimed at removing litter from highways

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The state of North Carolina is launching a new program to rid some of its busiest highways of trash. Full story...
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NC congresswoman canceled 9/11 appearances after threatening story

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A North Carolina congresswoman says she canceled all her appearances at 9/11 anniversary events because she was named in a threatening Iranian state newspaper article. Full story...
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NC judges to hear innocence cases from 2 men

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Lawyers for two North Carolina men say they pleaded guilty to murder charges because they were afraid of ending up on death row. Full story...
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Hearing in Zahra's stepmom's case moved by judge

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A hearing in the case of a North Carolina woman accused of killing her 10-year-old disabled stepdaughter has been postponed after attorneys spoke with the judge. Full story...
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Obama to visit Apex, NC State University

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President Obama will visit a small business in Apex and speak at North Carolina State University in his latest trip to the state. Full story...
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NC gay marriage amendment OKd by House committee

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A divided North Carolina House committee has sent to the floor a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage if voters statewide agree next spring. Full story...
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Bank of America will cut 30,000 jobs

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Bank of America says it will cut about 30,000 jobs over the next few years in a bid to save $5 billion per year. The troubled bank says it expects many of the cuts will come through attrition and eliminating unfilled positions. Full story...
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NC beach sees unusual jump in stingray strikes

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Ocean rescue workers along one Outer Banks beach say swimmers have suffered an unusual number of injuries from stingrays that lurk in the sand below their feet. Full story...
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Robot finds no bomb in package at NC courthouse

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A suspicious package left outside a North Carolina courthouse and jail that were evacuated as a precaution was not a bomb. Full story...
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NC Legislature returns for gay marriage amendment

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Social conservatives wanting for years for legislators to act on a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in North Carolina are heading to Raleigh, urging them to vote this week. Full story...
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President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC

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The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Groups challenge Duke-Progress Energy merger in NC

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Some environmental groups have filed last-minute challenges to the proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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UNC system loses 3,000 workers after budget

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The University of North Carolina system says it has cut more than 3,000 jobs because of spending reductions required by the General Assembly in this year's budget Full story...
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